If you’re one of the millions of men and women in America with male- or female-pattern baldness, it can greatly impact your self-confidence and emotional well-being. Shelly Botsford, NP, and Dr. John Botsford at Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, offer an innovative solution to thinning hair. Platelet-rich plasma therapy can regrow your hair naturally and without side effects. To find out if PRP therapy is the answer you’ve been searching for to overcome baldness, call our office or schedule your consultation today.
Doctors have used platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat joint injuries and promote healing after surgery for the past decade or so. Those with sprained knees, or injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles seem to benefit from the healing effects of PRP therapy.
Today, PRP is also used as an effective way to treat hair loss without side effects or harmful chemicals. During a PRP treatment, a small amount of your own blood is drawn, then put into a centrifuge to separate out your platelets and plasma from the other blood components. Shelly or one of her highly-trained medical assistants injects the platelet-rich plasma into your skin to help promote hair growth.
When you receive PRP therapy for hair loss and thinning, Shelly or Dr. Botsford will inject the platelet-rich plasma directly into your scalp. The essential proteins in the PRP stimulate natural hair growth so your body actually grows more hair.The growth factors in the PRP also help keep your existing hair healthy while stimulating the stem cells around your hair follicles to thicken both new and existing hair.
PRP therapy works best on men and women who still have some existing hair, and you can typically see results in two or three months after your second PRP treatment. Shelly and Dr. Botsford recommend a series of three or four treatments administered about four weeks apart. You can also receive a “booster” treatment six months after your final PRP appointment.
Although FDA-approved drugs exist to combat hair loss, they often come with side effects, such as may cause scalp dryness and itching, or even sexual dysfunction in men. With PRP, the most notable side effect is mild pressure at the point of injection on your scalp.
Hair transplants are another alternative to PRP, but because most types of hair transplants are surgical procedures, you endure a recovery period and potential scarring. PRP treatment for hair loss produces no scarring and requires no downtime.
For those with thinning hair, PRP may be the best option for hair regrowth. To find out if you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy for hair loss, call or schedule a consultation online.