PRPThere’s no denying that the past couple of years have been significant for the hair loss industry. There’s been superb breakthroughs in hair loss research, as well as improvements in new and existing treatments. By far one the strangest new additions to the industry is PRP treatment. Here, we’ll look at what PRP treatment actually is and whether it’s a good hair loss treatment option.

What is PRP treatment?

PRP is short for Platelet-Rich Plasma and it basically uses your own blood to encourage the hair to grow. It’s becoming quite a popular treatment throughout the US, and so far, has proven pretty effective. During the procedure, white blood cells found within the plasma are inserted into the affected areas of the scalp. The blood is typically taken from the patient’s arm, before being placed into a specially developed machine where it is spun to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. The whole process takes approximately 30 minutes. As the treatment uses your own cells, there’s very little chance your immune system will attack them. This means the risks of the treatment are pretty low. However, what you need to remember about this treatment is it is only temporary. If you want to maintain the results, you’ll need to continue having the treatment.

Is it right for you?

So, could PRP treatment be a good option for you? If you have a temporary hair loss condition, it could prove to be a safe and effective option. However, if your hair loss is triggered by a more long-term condition such as male pattern baldness, it’s probably not your best option. Long-term hair loss conditions require a more permanent solution such as SMP or a hair transplant. So, before deciding which treatment to undergo, it’s best to have the condition properly diagnosed. PRP treatment is a good option in some cases, but it’s certainly not ideal for everyone.    

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