Because your hair is a huge part of your identity, losing it can cause panic. Even just a few thinning strands, a slightly receding hairline, or—gasp!—bald spots are enough to get you depressed.
We at The Barber Surgeons Guild (BSG) hear you, and we’re happy to help. In cases where you have tried and failed with simpler hair restoration treatments, PRP can be the answer.
The scientific term is platelet-rich plasma, and it’s something that was first used by orthopedists to heal soft tissue injuries. Athletes who had injuries could benefit from the use of their own blood and see effective results. Even some big athletes like Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal have been treated with PRP successfully.
Next came the dermatologists experimenting with this new technology. (You may have heard of the “Vampire Facial” from folks who tried it for a regenerated skin glow). And it’s taken over the hair industry as well, so maybe the term isn’t that new to you.
PRP uses the building block that is the life source of your entire body: your blood. With this non-surgical, non-invasive hair solution, guys who don’t want to get hair transplants or take drugs can benefit.
Here are 10 great reasons for looking into the PRP options here at BSG:
1. PRP is proven to be safe
During the PRP procedure, your own blood is extracted and then reinjected to stimulate hair follicle growth. But before doing that, the blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun.
This spinning causes the separation of blood components and only takes a few minutes. The separated plasma will then be prepared for injection, and with the help of imaging, the affected area will get a brand new blood shot.
2. PRP is effective
Of course, the big question really is “How effective is PRP?”
PeachesandBlush, the lifestyle and beauty blogger, says she had tried every type of medicine and therapy possible for her hair loss…and then she discovered PRP.
After posting her journey in three videos, she wrote:
“It has now been over 8 weeks and I am two sessions down. I can report that IT WORKED. If you follow my snaps you will see the difference. My parting area is closer, my hair is thicker and I have new hair growth that people have visibly noticed!” (Follow @peachesandblush for updates.)
3. The recovery period for PRP is basically zero
Lots of medical treatments involve downtime. You need to arrange work leave, plan dates and functions around your recovery, and stress about the disruption to your schedule.
So here’s the good news: After a PRP treatment, you only need to wait 24 hours before heavy exercise and other hair washing routines! After 24 hours, you can go ahead and shampoo, condition, or style your hair as usual, go for a run, go on that Tinder date. Within a couple of hours after the injections, you’re back to normal while the treatment starts doing its work.
4. PRP promotes hair follicle stimulation faster than any other treatment
Neil Sadick, a dermatologist and hair loss researcher in New York City told Allure magazine that PRP is “a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.”
5. You can achieve natural-looking results with PRP
When your hair grows back after a PRP treatment, it looks as though it had never fallen out in the first place. If you visit the hair stylists at BSG, they can help you choose a great hairstyle to complement your new, youthful, handsome look.
6. Great for men who cannot sign up for other hair technology such as laser therapy
Some guys can’t handle certain hair treatments. Or, they may be allergic or sensitive to drugs and laser options. PRP is the perfect solution if you’re one of those guys.
7. Celebrities love PRP
“This is the best-kept secret in the world,” said one doctor, on Good Morning America. If you follow sports, chances are you’ve heard about one of your favorite athletes undergoing a PRP procedure.
Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Raphael Nadal, Nelson Cruz, and Alex Rodriguez have all used it to heal bodily wounds. Celebrity influencers like Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie have also reportedly undergone PRP sessions for their skin.
8. A better alternative to hair-loss drugs
Some guys try to take hair-loss drugs, but those are not for everyone. PRP is a good alternative if you are worried about taking the other drugs, or do not want to suffer even the slightest side effect.
9. BSG Barbers trust it!
10. Hair maintenance and follow-up treatments are easy
BSG gives you the option to sign up for Clinical Hair Maintenance membership, where you can have alternate treatments: ATP therapy, PRP injections, and micro-needling. This stimulates blood flow and encourages growth, and it not only prevents hair loss, it also helps keep your existing hair strong.
Remember, PRP is no overnight or magic-wand treatment. Whatever therapy you choose to help with hair regeneration, be patient.
Talk to our specialists at BSG to get more details on the PRP process and what to expect. We’re always happy to help you no matter what your need, whether it’s a simple shave, a full barber treatment, health and lifestyle advice, or hair regrowth with PRP.
Ready to find out more about the best options for you and your hair? Call us today, or read more here on our dispatch to learn about PRP and robotic hair restoration.