By age 50, half of men and about a quarter of women experience noticeable hair loss. There are many solutions to hair loss and balding, ranging from oral and topical medications to hair transplant surgery.
If you want your own hair to grow back, or “regenerate,” then you may want to look into platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to help regrow your own hair. The discovery of platelet-rich plasma and its clinical applications are among the most significant medical breakthroughs in medical science, including in hair transplant surgery.
If you are considering hair-restoration treatment or even a hair transplant, look for a hair surgeon who can analyze your own thinning or balding areas and can determine whether PRP might be a good therapy to help your scalp heal more quickly and fully. Some hair surgeons actually only perform nonsurgical therapies, but you will want to find one who knows what would work best in your situation – and can actually implement the recommendations.
Treatment for Hair Loss
Very recently, scientists have worked independently on separate lines of research to discover a treatment for hair loss. Regenerative medicine clinics across the United States offer treatments using a patient’s own platelets to treat a number of conditions, from joint pain and tendon damage to hair loss.
Many patients have reported dramatic improvement in the growth of their own, healthy hair following injections of concentrated platelets from their own blood. PRP is also used by doctors to help in the healing process after you receive a hair transplant.
How PRP Works in Hair Regrowth
One of the main reasons why doctors prefer the use of regenerative medicine over traditional medicine, if possible, is that the cells are extracted from the patient’s own body. In the case of PRP, it requires a simple blood draw.
Once a sample of blood is taken from the patient, the doctor then processes the blood sample right there in the office using a centrifuge. This isolates all of the blood cells from each other so the platelets can be separated, extracted, and concentrated into a solution.
The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the scalp to encourage the follicles to grow. This works to reduce hair loss by reducing inflammation in the immediate area and increasing blood flow.
What Type of Doctor Is Best for Treating Hair Loss?
A skilled hair transplant doctor will evaluate your hair and determine whether you should have regenerative medicine to help you regrow hair. They will also be able to determine whether a hair restoration procedure might be best for you.
When looking for a hair transplant doctor, seek a surgeon who handles hair restoration using many different methods. That way, you can trust that the doctor is providing comprehensive and individualized hair treatment, not just the one type of hair restoration that they’re familiar with.
Hair Transplant Surgeon in New Jersey
If you are interested in regenerative medicine and its application for hair loss, or if you think you may need a hair transplant, ask the experts at Iorio Hair Restoration of New Jersey. Our surgeon, Dr. Louis Iorio, has helped to restore clients’ hair for many years.
Iorio Hair Restoration has convenient locations in Brick and Colts Neck. Contact our clinic today to discuss your options – call us at (732) 780-9191, or fill out our online appointment request form now. We will soon be offering Virtual consultations as well. Take the first step to loving your hair again!Hair Transplant Doctor