Edmonton Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Restoration
Your body might not follow your personal will, but it can be an ally in healing itself to achieve when needed. Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment that uses the components of one’s own blood cells to stimulate your hair follicles in cases of thinning hair, including cases of androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness).
Platelets are cells in your blood that aid in the clotting process. Thus when PRP is injected into the damaged area it results in a mild inflammation that triggers a healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the tissue they release a number of enzymes that promote healing and restoration of tissue, making them an effective tool to promote hair regrowth.
How it works
A small quantity of blood is drawn then spun in a centrifuge to separate its base components (Red Blood Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Plasma) It is then spun once more to achieve optimal concentration.
The platelet-rich plasma is separated from the remaining blood cells and then activated with a small amount of calcium to allow the release of growth factors from the platelets which in turn amplifies the healing process. The patient is given local anesthesia, and the PRP is then injected directly into the affected areas of the scalp to help stimulate the folicles.
Who is it Best For?
Platelet Rich Plasma is an excellent long-term alternative for men and women looking for a natural looking and feeling treatment for hair loss. The treatment is approved for those with thinning hair as well as those who have already lost a significant amount of hair due to various forms of alopecia.
Complications & Possible Side Effects
PRP is autologous (meaning it contains substances that comes directly from one’s own body), thus making it less likely that an allergic reaction will occur. That said, there are a few minimal risks involved. Risks such as infection, nerve injuries and pain at the injection site are all possible but also mitigated by the high level of training our Edmonton Platelet-Rich Plasma specialists have received.
Our PRP Treatment for hair restoration costs $950.00 per session.