Hair Loss Restoration Toronto
PRP Treatment For Hair Loss
By the time a man reaches 35 years old, the risk of experiencing noticeable hair loss is about 40%, a figure that dramatically increases from that age onward. For women, there's a 50% chance of suffering from hair loss sometime during their lifetime. Restore hair growth and your confidence with a non-surgical procedure with little to no recovery time.
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What is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP hair restoration is a treatment that utilizes the growth factors of platelet rich plasma (PRP) to maintain and increase and sustain hair growth. Platelets extracted from your blood are injected into the areas of your scalp with thinning hair.
While PRP therapy is not yet Health Canada approved for hair loss, research suggests that PRP is effective for halting the progression of age-related hair loss and increasing hair density.
All PRP hair restoration treatments are performed by our board-certified dermatologists.
Who is a candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?
Hair restoration with PRP is suitable for men and women of any skin type. In general, it may be a good choice if:
- You suffer from androgenic alopecia, a genetic condition that causes thinning hair and baldness in men and women. It may also be referred to as male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss.
- You want to see results quickly. An improvement in hair growth can typically be seen within 3-6 months.
- You don't want to undergo hair transplant surgery or take medications. Surgery involves a lengthy recovery. Side effects related to PRP, on the other hand, are minimal. These include temporary irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, discolouration and tenderness, all of which go away in a couple of days.
Hair restoration with PRP is more effective when treating patients with thinning hair, rather than those who are bald.
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
PRP is rich in growth factors that stimulate the growth of new follicles and lengthen the growth (anagen) phase of hair follicles to promote new hair growth.
A study that followed patients for 2 years found that PRP was able to increase the number of hairs grown in the treated area by an average of 33.6, with an average increase in total hair density of 45.9 hairs per cm2. The number of blood vessels around the hair follicles also increased, and each hair strand was thicker.
Most patients require 3-6 PRP treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart to start, with maintenance treatments every 3 months. Results are noticeable within 3-6 months.
Our Comprehensive Approach to PRP Hair Restoration
PRP hair restoration is an injectable treatment that requires a medical assessment with one of our board-certified dermatologists. A discussion of your medical history and goals are needed to determine whether this treatment is safe for you.
The treatment itself is relatively straightforward and takes well under an hour. A small amount of your blood is taken then placed in a centrifuge to separate the blood from the platelet rich plasma (PRP). This PRP is then processed and then injected into the specific areas of your scalp where your hair is thinning. This activates hair follicles so new hair can grow.
Once your treatment is finished, you'll be free to go home. Some Post-treatment care instructions will be given to you.
PRP Hair Restoration FAQ
PRP can be an effective way to maintain and stimulate hair growth, however, results are not guaranteed. It is not suitable for patients who are bald.
Generally speaking, patients are able to see results in about 3-6 months.
Some factors can cause the hair to thin naturally. Such things as stress and hormonal fluctuations can lead to hair loss. However, once that factor is no longer impacting growth, then the hair can regrow and become less thin.
Unfortunately, genetics and other conditions can cause permanent hair thinning. If this occurs, then hair loss can be restored with a medical aesthetic treatment, such as PRP.
Hair follicles that are "dead" do not have any hair growing out of them. No matter how thin or brittle a hair is, if it's coming out of your head and doesn't shed, then the associated follicle is not dead and still active.
The results of a PRP hair restoration treatment are long lasting but not permanent. Touchup treatments may be required, often scheduled semi-annually.
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. This is a medical treatment that can thicken hair by improving the health of the hair follicles.
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that can achieve quite dramatic results. PRP is a non-surgical treatment for hair restoration that only involves injections. PRP is more suitable for patients who have thinning hair (and are not bald).
The cost depends on the number of sessions required and the extent of correction desired. Each treatment generally is in the hundreds of dollars.
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