Have you ever heard of PRP? It’s a popular hair loss treatment which stands for platelet-rich plasma. Men who experience hair loss are now lining up for this reliable treatment, and you can, too.
Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, says: “Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors.” Joshua says that PRP is a good option for replacing hair loss.
What Is It Like Getting PRP?
If you are a candidate for getting the PRP treatment, we’ll need to extract some blood from your body. This is normally taken from your arm. A tube containing your blood is then placed inside a centrifuge.
This machine separates the red blood cells from the plasma. This plasma has got the good stuff, the platelets we need to inject into your scalp and reach your follicles. It’s a relatively quick and easy process which shouldn’t even take an hour.
Are There Risks Involved with PRP?
The most you can expect is to get a bit of discomfort as the needles go in, but there are numbing solutions for that. If you feel uncomfortable getting the needle, ice packs can also be given. But besides that, there are no real risks.
Some patients experience bruising, but the marks should go away within a few days to two weeks. For more comfort, you can have a nice warm shower, letting the water help with blood-flow circulation to your scalp.
Go easy on your hair and scalp during the immediate days following your PRP treatments. This is a time to appreciate and care for your body, and let the re-growth begin naturally.
How Do You Know If It’s Time for PRP?
If you are in your 20s or even 30s, you’re still fairly young Hair loss within these age brackets can mean you’ll experience baldness at a premature age. This is a perfect time to ask your stylist whether or not you may be a candidate for PRP.
If you suffer from genetic issues that lead to androgenic alopecia, you may also experience early hair thinning. This is one sign you might be ready for PRP.
One way to find out if you have genetic hair loss problems is to look back at your family history, Ask your family members about when they first started experiencing hair issues. Knowing where you’re coming from can be a huge help in determining the direction you want to take to recovery.
Treatment and Results at BSG
At BSG, we pride ourselves in the exquisite care we give each patient,. We’ll walk you through the entire PRP process. This is something that you will need extra patience for, as hair growth takes time and each person responds differently.
If you have any questions during the procedure, feel free to ask. And if you suspect that your lifestyle may be causing premature hair loss, talk to us. Your barber can be your best mate, giving you advice on everything from style to dating, health and happiness.
BSG barbers also offer signature haircuts, straight razor shaves, and styling advice. If you’re not sure where to start on your journey to better hair health and great looks, call us today. Want travel advice, lifestyle or diet tips? Styling solutions or haircut ideas? A perfect beard like Jonathan Daniel Price? The highest-quality hair products on the market? Give us a call. We’re here for you.