PRP For Hair Loss

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections promote healing and rejuvenation by using natural substances found in the patient's blood. Commonly employed to treat injured athletes, this procedure has been successfully adopted in hair loss treatment to deliver impressive results and create a more youthful appearance. The PRP treatment can also be used to fill fine lines, wrinkles, and hollows, contributing to smoother skin tone and texture. In addition, the procedure is effective in reducing puffiness and dark circles under eyes to produce a brighter and more vibrant look.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Men

Approximately 85% of men experience significant hair loss by the time they are 50. Over the years, many have searched for an effective solution to this widespread condition, prompting a development of a full-blown industry specializing in hair loss products for men. Unfortunately, too many of these hair loss treatments failed to match the exaggerated expectations due to a questionable quality or pseudoscientific quackery. The good news is that balding men no longer have to put up with ineffective hair loss brushes, massagers, herbal supplements, or hair plugs. Using advanced platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, Dr. Michael Omidi will deliver tangible results through injection of essential proteins that promote natural hair growth.

Causes for Hair Loss in Men

In most cases, hair loss in men results from male-pattern baldness also known as androgenic alopecia. This condition is a genetic trait that is passed from mother to child. In addition to hereditary factors, it can also be caused by hormonal changes that occur with aging. Typically, male pattern baldness involves hair thinning as hair follicle shrink over time. Shrinking hair follicles result in shorter and finer hair, eventually culminating in baldness. Beginning at the hairline, male pattern baldness gradually recedes, forming a characteristic "M" shape. In its late stages, this condition yields a horseshoe or U-shaped pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Additionally, men experience hair loss for a variety of other reasons. Hair thinning can result from high stress, illness, use of certain medications, too much vitamin A, or lack of protein in your diet. Smoking can also accelerate the development of male pattern baldness. Fortunately, these causes of hair loss are usually easier to reverse than genetically passed on male pattern baldness.

PRP as a Hair Loss Solution for Men

Traditionally employed to treat injured athletes, platelet-rich plasma has been successfully adopted in hair loss treatment to not only stop the progression of baldness, but also restore lost hair. It is rich in essential proteins used to nurture natural hair growth. The PRP treatment can derive these proteins from your own blood to deliver highly effective and natural-looking hair restoration results.

As a non-surgical procedure, the PRP treatment is considered to be safe and minimally invasive. Recent studies indicate that it can dramatically reverse male-pattern hair loss without any noticeable side effects. Whether performed alone or in conjunction with a hair transplant procedure, the PRP injections are extremely reliable in restoring a fuller and natural-looking head of hair.

PRP as a Hair Loss Solution for Women

While men are more likely to experience male pattern baldness with, women can also be affected by hair thinning and hair loss. In fact, 30 million American women have thinning hair and are much more likely to be face with the demoralizing effects of hairs loss. A recent survey shows that 24% of women across the U.S. likened losing their hair to losing a limb.

The good news is that you no longer have to put up with the disheartening effects of hair loss. Dr. Michael Omidi's platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment will deliver spectacular results and promote natural hair growth. Forget about ineffective hair loss brushes, herbal supplements, massagers, or hair plugs. PRP injections utilize essential proteins to nurture natural hair growth.

Causes for Hair Loss in Women

Like men, most women notice hair loss in their 50s and 60s. However, while most men acquire male-pattern baldness due to a genetic condition passed on from mother to child, women experience hair loss due to a variety of other causes.

If the hair loss is sudden or hair follicles uniform in size, then it less likely to be caused by a hereditary condition. In such cases, the most common causes include pregnancy, anemia, thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases, and skin conditions such as psoriasis. High levels of stress or physical trauma can also exacerbate hair thinning and baldness. Fortunately, unlike genetically inherited male-pattern baldness, hair loss due to the above-mentioned causes is much easier to control and reverse with the aid of advanced new treatments such as PRP injections.

PRP as a Hair Loss Solution for Women

Traditionally employed to treat injured athletes, platelet-rich plasma has been successfully adopted in hair loss treatment to not only stop the progression of baldness, but also restore lost hair. It is rich in essential proteins used to nurture natural hair growth. The PRP treatment can derive these proteins from your own blood to deliver highly effective and natural-looking hair restoration results.

As a non-surgical procedure, the PRP treatment is considered to be safe and minimally invasive. Recent studies indicate that it can dramatically reverse hair loss in women without any noticeable side effects. Whether performed alone or in conjunction with a hair transplant procedure, the PRP injections are extremely reliable in restoring a fuller and natural-looking head of hair.

How Does it Work?

In the course of the PRP procedure, a small portion of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and then processed to separate red and white blood cells from the platelets and the plasma. Relying on state-of-the-art technologies, our specialists are able to separate different components of the blood to produce platelet-rich plasma in approximately 20 minutes. Boosting the concentration of platelets to three or four times the normal level endows the PRP with remarkable rejuvenating effects.

Once processed, the PRP is injected into areas of the scalp that require focused attention. Making a small incision in the surface of the scalp activates the platelets within the PRP to repair damaged tissues and stimulate hair growth. Immediately after the treatment, the patients may experience temporary redness or spotting that typically disappears quickly enough to allow the patients resume their normal activities by the following day. While the PRP treatment may require some time to produce noticeable results, it has been proven to create a youthful and natural-looking appearance. Younger patients may experience perceptible changes sooner due to the more rapid healing process associated with youth.

Is the Procedure Right for You?

Patients who experience receding hairline and thinning areas as opposed to complete baldness typically make the best candidates for the PRP treatment. That being said, this treatment is contraindicated for those patients who have such medical conditions as chronic liver disease, platelet dysfunction syndromes, skin diseases, or certain metabolic disorders. In addition, you would be ineligible to receive the PRP treatment if you have undergone anti-coagulation therapy. Keeping in mind the contraindications for the PRP injections, it is crucial to be completely honest during the consultation so that Dr. Omidi may obtain sufficient information about your prior medical conditions or drug allergies.

Scheduling a consultation is a crucial first step in undergoing the PRP treatment. It allows Dr. Omidi to carefully assess your needs and discuss your expected results. He is known to dedicate a substantial amount of time to an in-person examination so as to carefully evaluate the imperfections in need of revision. A firm believer in building close personal rapport with patients prior to each cosmetic procedure, he insists on giving each prospective patient enough time to present reasons for undergoing the PRP treatment and then going over every step involved in this procedure. Such a careful and personalized approach to preparing the patient for the procedure ultimately pays off because it eliminates miscommunication and allows Dr. Omidi to effectively realize the patient's vision of desired hair restoration results.

Because our surgeons and staff are committed to treating patients with the utmost consideration, Dr. Omidi and his staff will also regularly follow up after the procedure to monitor your smooth recovery. Some patients may experience moderate swelling around the injection sites, but it is expected to resolve in a short period of time. Typically, our patients are able to resume their daily activities immediately after the PRP treatment.

The Cost and Financing Options

The cost for this procedure may vary from patient to patient depending on various factors. However, we guarantee that our pricing will always be competitive with that of other local providers furnishing equivalent services. We provide excellent financing options, and discounts for multiple procedures are available. If you are ready to change your life and feel revitalized, schedule a consultation online or call us at 310-281-0155 for more details about procedures and pricing.