PRP Hair Treatment Salt Lake City, Utah
PRP in Utah
What Is PRP therapy for hair restoration?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an exciting non-surgical hair loss treatment offered at Utah Facial Plastics serving Salt Lake City, Layton, and Draper, Utah, that can preserve and thicken hair for patients experiencing hair loss or thinning. While PRP has commonly been used at Utah Facial Plastics in conjunction with hair transplant surgery to increase the survival rate of grafts, it has also proven to be effective in a series of treatments to stimulate hair follicles in the miniaturization process that typically happens during male or female pattern baldness.
Benefits of PRP Treatment for Hair Loss
- Minimal Side Effects
- Little to No Downtime
- Safe & Effective
- Short Treatment Time
- Natural Results
PRP + ACell
ACell is a manufactured protein that is actually developed from the tissue of pig bladders this is chemically similar to human tissues. It is rich with naturally-occuring collagens and proteins and has been used for regenerative medical purposes for a number of years. When injected and micro-needled into the scalp in combination with PRP, it can provide a greater level of hair restoration than PRP injections alone.
ACell works by providing a “scaffolding” for the platelet-rich plasma growth factors to “wake up” hair follicles that are shrinking and producing thinner, more brittle hairs. After micro-needling the scalp, ACell “attracts” the PRP to that area of trauma to regenerate follicular growth. Together, they can also help stimulate blood flow to the scalp, stimulating the hair follicles and produce stronger, thicker hair.
PRP Injection FAQs
Platelets are small, disk-shaped cells within your own blood that contain several growth factors, cytokines, and proteins. The platelets induce the bodies to own natural healing response and release growth factors and many other proteins that all work together for cell repair and regeneration.
The dense concentration is extracted from a patient’s own blood and has long been used in the medical community for wound and tissue healing. As the medical community has evolved through continuing research and studies, PRP is now recognized for its role as an all-natural method for skin, scalp, and hair stimulation. This regenerative method has dramatically increased in popularity in the last two years as hair restoration specialists have discovered the positive benefits it offers for many patients with thinning hair.
A recent study that outlines the benefits was conducted by a group of Korean physicians and published in Dermatologic Surgery. Read the full article below.
A small amount of blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge to extract the PRP from the rest of the blood. This high concentration of growth factors is utilized pre, during, and post-procedure. Our expert providers inject a portion of the PRP mixture (sometimes combined with ACell) directly under the scalp where the follicles are located. Once injected, the platelets activate localized stem cells and begin to stimulate hair growth.
PRP treatments are considered completely safe and natural as you are using growth factors from your own body so there is no chance of blood infection or an adverse immune response.
The micro-injuries created by injections trigger a natural healing response to repair damaged cells that have miniaturized, typically due to genetics and/or male sex hormones known as androgens. The injected PRP accelerates the process and degree of regeneration of the damaged tissue.When combined with PRP, ACell can provide a “scaffolding” for the PRP to further stimulate those follicles to grow.
If many follicles have miniaturized to the point of complete dormancy (complete baldness), hair transplant surgery is typically necessary for full hair restoration. NeoGraft or FUT (strip-method) hair transplant surgery. Hair transplant surgery can be done in conjunction with post-operative PRP treatments to provide incredible long-term results for those with more moderate to advanced hair loss.
Because PRP therapy works well to stimulate inactive or newly implanted follicles with little to no downtime, it has become a popular treatment to restore follicular health and improve hair thinning. Most patients require 3-5 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart with occasionally touch-ups every 6-12 months, or as recommended by a UFP provider. PRP can also be used in conjunction with hair transplant surgery and is especially helpful for those who do not tolerate finasteride (Propecia).When adding ACell for to regenerate hair growth, treatments are recommended every 1-3 years.
PRP therapy can stimulate hair follicles to produce longer, thicker and healthier hair fibers. While it doesn’t actually regrow new hair, it works well to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles that happens with male or female pattern baldness. As mentioned above, hair transplant surgery with NeoGraft of the strip-method may be recommended to increase the actual number of hair follicles depending on your level of hair loss.
Results are typically noticeable for many candidates within 2-3 treatments and after 6-12 months with one treatment including ACell but may take more time for noticeable improvement. PRP results are not guaranteed as some patients do not respond to therapy. PRP hair therapy does show great results for many and it’s best to come in for a consultation to determine whether or not you are a good candidate.
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Interested in getting PRP hair treatment in Salt Lake City, Draper, Layton, Utah and the surrounding areas? Contact Utah Facial Plastics for more information or to schedule an appointment call (801) 776-2220 or fill out our contact form here. Whether you are looking to treat thinning hair with PRP as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with hair transplant surgery, Utah Facial Plastics will work with you to determine the best course of action to help you achieve your goals.