Thinning hair can be demoralizing and downright depressing for men and women alike. If you hate to see the rapidly increasing amount of scalp in the mirror every day, there’s great news — you can turn back the clock by regrowing your own hair with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. At FoRM Health PDX in Portland, Oregon, the team of skilled naturopathic specialists can use platelets from your blood to stimulate hair follicle action that helps you regrow your hair. To learn more, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
Hair loss has a variety of possible causes, including genetics, the natural aging process, hormone depletion, poor nutrition, and chronic illness. PRP aesthetics can help with nearly all types of hair loss.
Your FoRM Health PDX naturopathic physician works with you to address the underlying cause of your hair loss while helping you stimulate new hair growth through platelet-rich plasma therapy.
PRP therapy is a noninvasive, all-natural way to restore your hair. For this treatment, your naturopathic doctor at FoRM Health PDX takes a blood sample from your arm, similar to what happens during any routine blood test.
Then, your naturopathic doctor uses a centrifuge to extract platelets from your blood utilizing a double-spin centrifuge technique. The platelets are the blood cells that release powerful growth factors capable of increasing circulation around the follicles, reducing the severity of the shedding phase, and activating the hair follicle growth phase to start anew.
While you already have these platelets in your body, they're scattered loosely through your blood. The PRP process surround a concentrated amount of platelets at the hair follicles, just where you need it to start regrowth.
The PRP is combined with a local anesthetic and buffering agent to enhance your comfort level.
An ultra-thin needle is used to inject PRP just under the surface of the skin. The injection process typically takes only 5-10 minutes.
You may notice some hair regrowth in as little as a few months, but the optimal result usually occurs at six to nine months after your first treatment. Your new hair growth should also be thicker and stronger than it was before.
Generally, the naturopathic physicians at FoRM Health PDX recommend 3-6 treatments, depending on the severity of hair loss and the duration of your symptoms. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 6- 12 months.
To learn more about how PRP aesthetics can help with your hair loss, call FoRM Health PDX or schedule a consultation online today.