Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments for Hair in Pasadena CA
PRP is the part of your own blood that contains platelets, a part that is full of growth factors. Those powerful growth factors are introduced to the scalp through injection or microneedling to stimulate hair growth.
From the American Society of Plastic Surgeons: “Platelet-rich plasma injection has been extensively used in various clinical settings, including heart surgery, sports medicine, and wound care. In PRP procedures, a small sample of the patient’s own blood is processed to release various growth factors from platelets – specialized blood cells involved in clotting.
In recent years, PRP has become a “trending therapy” in aesthetic medicine, according to [ASPS Member Surgeon Alexes Hazen, MD] and colleagues. “Dermatologists and plastic surgeons are using the natural healing properties of platelets to improve the appearance and overall health of skin.”
…in a review and update, Dr. Hazen and colleagues analyzed published 22 published studies of PRP for specific types of facial aesthetic procedures.
Fourteen studies evaluated the use of PRP for facial rejuvenation in Pasadena. All studies reported positive aesthetic outcomes with PRP injection, on its own or combined with fat grafting. Reported benefits of PRP included improvements in the volume, texture, and tone of the facial skin and decreased appearance of wrinkles.
Six studies using PRP to treat a specific type of hair loss called androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) reported good results in terms of hair regrowth. “Androgenic alopecia is perhaps the most convincing indication for treatment with PRP,” according to Dr. Hazen and colleagues. Another two studies found positive results with the use of PRP to treat facial acne scars.”