An Alternative to Hair Loss Surgery - Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Right for You?
Are you experiencing hair loss and worried about how it might affect your self-esteem, social life, or work life? You might be looking for solutions and considering different treatment options. At Drs. Young & Wouters Calgary Vein & Laser, we provide a hair loss treatment known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP treatment is definitely worth considering, as it is a more affordable and less invasive treatment option than hair loss surgery.
PRP treatment in Calgary can be a good option for people with androgenic alopecia, particularly for young men who are experiencing early hair loss. It has also shown to be an effective treatment for women with female pattern hair loss.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma has been used for decades in various fields of medicine to regenerate damaged tissue. Numerous studies have now also shown that introducing platelet-rich plasma to the scalp can halt hair loss and even increase the density of hair. There is little risk to PRP treatment in Calgary as side effects or allergic reactions are very rare. Because it is a non-surgical procedure, there is also no recovery time. After PRP treatment, you can get right back to your day.
How Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Works
PRP treatment is a relatively simple procedure that won't take much of your time. First, you will have about 20 to 25 cc of blood drawn from a vein in your arm, similar to what you would experience during a routine blood test. Your own blood contains the platelets that will be used for the procedure, which is why there is so little risk involved.
It only takes about 10 to 15 minutes for the PRP injection to be prepared, and it will then be injected into your scalp. The platelets will help your scalp tissue regenerate and encourage healthy hair growth. You may experience just some minor sensitivity from this procedure.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Outcomes
Immediately following PRP treatment in Calgary, you'll first notice that your hair loss stops progressing. After a few weeks, you should also begin to notice hair regrowth. This regrowth will be thicker due to an increase in the blood flow to the follicle. With continued treatment, patients are able to maintain hair growth.
At the start, most people receive around three PRP treatments with one month between each treatment session. Treatment results are then assessed, and most patients switch to an annual or biannual treatment plan, though monthly treatments can be continued if needed.
Find Out If PRP Hair Rejuvenation in Calgary is Right for You
If you're interested in PRP treatment in Calgary and would like to find out more, then the hair loss experts at Drs. Young and Wouters Calgary Vein & Laser would be more than happy to help. Our doctors have been providing effective cosmetic and hair loss treatments for more than 20 years and will recommend a treatment based on your unique needs and treatment goals.
To schedule a consultation for PRP treatment in Calgary, just contact Calgary Vein & Laser today.