I Have A Receding Hairline — Can PRP Therapy Restore My Hair?
It’s hard to watch as your hairline slowly recedes and bald spots grow ever larger. You’re not alone — as many as 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. alone suffer from pattern baldness or a receding hairline.
Recently, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, which came into use more than a decade ago to treat musculoskeletal problems, joint and ligament injuries, arthritis, signs of aging, and skin issues, is now receiving renewed attention for its ability to help address receding hairlines and hair loss.
At ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center in Atlanta, GA, our team uses PRP therapy to treat hair loss and help both men and women achieve fuller, thicker hair.
How does PRP therapy for hair loss work?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy uses a concentrated form of your own blood to boost natural healing, encourage new cell growth, and promote cell regeneration. PRP is harvested from the plasma portion of your blood containing white blood cells and platelets. These platelets are what provide hair restoration benefits.
PRP therapy for hair loss is a three-step process. At ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center in Atlanta, GA, we will:
- Draw a portion of your blood
- Spin the blood in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet-rich plasma and collect it in a syringe
- Inject the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) into your scalp at strategic locations to help promote the growth of new hair
PRP therapy for hair loss works by increasing the growth phase of the hair cycle, hair count, and hair thickness. This can help halt the spread of a receding hairline and thinning hair while encouraging the growth of new hair.
The procedure is relatively simple, quick, virtually painless, and has an incredibly low risk for side effects. Typically, three treatments will be performed a month apart with maintenance treatments every 3 — 6 months to maintain optimal results.
Is PRP therapy for hair loss better than other options?
So, how does PRP therapy compare to other hair restoration treatments? The benefits of PRP therapy for hair loss include:
- Addresses the root cause of hair loss by stimulating inactive hair follicles
- Low risk of side effects unlike medications, such as Minoxidil which can cause scalp irritation, or Finasteride which may cause sexual dysfunction in men
- No surgery needed, unlike hair transplants or scalp reduction
- Little to no recovery time
Am I a candidate for PRP therapy for hair loss?
Both male and female adults of any age with androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness) are candidates for PRP therapy for hair loss. However, PRP therapy is often more effective for people with more recent hair loss. While some people with older hair loss can still benefit from PRP therapy, it may not be as effective.
The only issues that may disqualify one for PRP therapy include:
- Chronic conditions, such as thyroid disease or lupus
- Taking blood thinners, which may impact the effectiveness of the platelets
- Being a heavy smoker
During your consultation at ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center, we will examine your hair loss and talk to you about your medical history to determine if PRP therapy is right for your receding hairline and hair loss.
Stop your receding hairline with PRP therapy
If you’re tired of watching your hairline recede or seeing thinner and thinner hair, it may be time to do something about it. At ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center in Atlanta, GA, we can help you regain a thicker, fuller head of hair with PRP therapy. This safe and effective treatment is perfect for both men and women who want a helping hand in the battle against baldness. Contact us today to learn more about PRP therapy for hair loss and schedule your consultation.