PRP Hair Restoration in Brentwood, TN
PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) hair restoration is a proactive hair loss option that Cool Springs MD offers to both men and women of Brentwood, Nashville and the surrounding area in Tennessee. PRP hair restoration is an alternative, nonsurgical therapy for patients who need hair growth stimulation.
Research and advances in technology have provided new understandings to the medical field about how tissues and wounds heal. As a result, PRP is now recognized as an all-natural autologous medical stimulation of the hair, scalp and skin that doctors can perform in their offices.
How Does PRP Work?
In human blood, there are autologous blood products containing specific and essential growth factors to assist in the healing and regeneration of tissue. There are also mesenchymal stem cells. U.S. and European medical literature confirm that the implementation of PRP therapy is safe, and it has been utilized for more than 20 years as a supplemental therapy for the healing of wounds and skin. This has established PRP therapy as an often successful and effective medical approach in specialties such as cosmetic and plastic surgery, orthopedics, oral surgery, neurosurgery and sports medicine. In relation to the restoration of hair, the evidence backs PRP treatment as a favorable therapeutic, nonsurgical option that promotes hair growth.
How Is a PRP Treatment Performed?
PRP therapy for hair growth is a fast outpatient procedure, taking one hour. The procedure involves the doctor taking a small blood sample from the patient and storing it in a test tube. Then, the sample is spun in a centrifuge at high speeds to separate the platelets and other blood components, creating the platelet-rich plasma. The scalp is prepared before the PRP is reintroduced into the scalp where hair growth is weakest. Immediately after the painless injections, a microneedling device may be used to create tiny areas of trauma on the scalp, further prompting the discharge of the growth factors in the platelets and enhancing their impact on cellular activities around the follicles.
The numerous growth factors in PRP stimulate hair growth, and treatment with PRP may be performed before, during and after the procedure. Due to the indication in early data that semiannual or regular therapy may prompt hair growth, some patients schedule the treatment for every two to four months.
The Science of PRP
Platelets are special cells found in PRP. In theory, the cells stimulate stem cells and other cells in the microenvironments of hair follicles to produce hair growth. Platelet cells respond to injury, encourage healing, accelerate the level and rate of tissue regeneration and healing, and form new cellular growth. The main ambition of PRP for hair restoration is prompting newly implanted or inactive hair follicles to grow.
Platelets contain many intracellular structures that contain growth and clotting aspects, including alpha, glycogen and lysosome granules. The granules are discharged during the repair and healing process.
Is PRP for Me?
You could be a candidate for PRP hair regeneration therapy if you suffer from weakening hair quality, decreasing hair volume, loss of scalp coverage or increased hair shedding. However, it is recommended that you undergo a comprehensive, detailed medical evaluation for this hair loss.
PRP has been a successful treatment for many years in other surgical and medical fields. The decision to get PRP treatment is a personal decision, and you should only make it after doing research, consulting your doctor on the matter and carefully considering if it fits your needs. This treatment is natural and safe because it takes the healthy cells from your scalp and reintroduces them where they are needed most. There is no possibility of contracting an infection from other people because PRP only uses your blood cells, and the cells are never changed or altered. Your immune system also will not reject the injections.
How Much Does PRP Hair Restoration Treatment Cost?
Because each hair restoration patient has different needs, you’ll want to discuss PRP hair restoration prices with your doctor or a member of his staff. The friendly and knowledgeable team at Cool Springs MD is available for one-on-one consultations to discuss pricing, as well as answer any questions or ease any concerns you may have about PRP hair restoration. We’re happy to provide you with all the information you need to reach your aesthetic goals.
Can I Use Other Medical Therapies Concurrently?
Yes. The staff at Cool Springs MD encourages the use of other medical therapies and prescribe PRP treatment as a complement to nonsurgical approaches for patients who are ineligible for hair restoration surgery or who want to wait to have surgery. As a nonsurgical option, we suggest that the therapy be utilized alongside DHT blockers and Minoxidil. Patients who have or are unable to tolerate the side effects of these medications are also recommended PRP as an alternative.
Hair loss is one of the most detrimental effects of aging. Men and women alike lose self-confidence and experience embarrassment as a result. PRP hair restoration at Cool Springs MD gives you a new outlook on having healthy, fuller hair. Contact our office at 615-283-7291 to schedule your consultation for PRP hair restoration.