REASONS TO OPT FOR PRP TREATMENT
PRP therapy is a great and popular choice for a hair restoration procedure. It is a non-surgical solution to tackle hair loss. It can be paired with other hair transplant procedures to boost their results or done in isolation. PRP is one of the most natural ways to restore lost hair. If you have been thinking about undergoing this procedure, here are some of the reasons you should take the step and reach out to your nearest Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure that can help to restore hair loss. The procedure uses platelet-rich plasma derived from one’s blood to help promote hair growth. Hence, it is an entirely natural procedure. In the course of the procedure, the blood is taken from the patient’s body and spun at high speed in a centrifuge to separate the various blood components. After this, the platelet-rich plasma is injected back into the scalp, which helps in promoting hair growth.
The Procedure produces excellent results.
The platelet-rich plasma has everything that your body needs for healing and growing new cells. It has various growth factors, including the PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor), which encourages new blood vessels to grow within the body. This element helps to establish the new hair follicle grafts and also supplies nutrients to the existing grafts. FGF (fibroblast growth factors) help in the proliferation and differentiating of tissue-specific cell growth. EGF (epidermal growth factor) helps to stimulate cell growth. The VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) is proven to help produce new muscles and improve the blood flow wherever there is damage or blockage. Hence, when PRP is injected into the scalp, it wakes up the dormant cells, which no other topical treatment can do.
Easy Prep and Recovery
The procedure is relatively simple. All you have to do in order to prep for the procedure is to avoid taking any blood-thinning medication like Pradaxa and Plavix. You would also have to avoid taking supplements, and over-the-counter medicines like Advil, Aspirin, and other herbal medications, too, as all of these can pose a risk of clotting. The surgeon will provide you with a list of medications you need to avoid prep for the procedure. The procedure in itself doesn’t take long and lasts for about an hour. After that, you can return to your routine very quickly.
It is suggested to undergo 2 to 3 treatment sittings with a gap of a month between each. This will help you to see dramatic results. However, even before you undergo the second treatment sitting, you will see the results. Most patients already see thicker and longer hair a month after their first treatment.
There are no side effects.
As the procedure uses the patient’s blood, there are no chances of the body rejecting what has been injected. Therefore, it is an entirely natural procedure with absolutely no side effects.