Restoration with PRP
PRP and Hair Restoration
PRP can be used without a hair transplant procedure to help stimulate hair growth as well. The growth factors that are found in PRP have been proven to increase the amount of hair, hair thickness, and the length of the anagen phase of hair growth. This is a great alternative for those who have noticed their hair is thinning, but are not yet in need of a hair transplant. The results will appear with your natural hair growth and will not appear overnight. The injections should be performed every three to six months to achieve optimal results. It is recommended to combine PRP with other hair restoration treatments, such as hair transplants or topical treatments.
About the Hair Growth Cycle
Your hair is always in one of the four possible hair growth phases. These phases are known as anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen. During the anagen phase, also known as the growth phase, your hair begins to grow. At any time up to 90% of your hair can be in this phase. The anagen phase lasts, on average, three to five years. Also, this is the phase that determines the length of your hair. As we age, the anagen phase becomes shorter. This can cause hair to grow thinner and weaker after each cycle. The catagen phase is the second part of the cycle and usually lasts ten days. At this time the hair follicle begins to shrink and become detached from the dermal papilla. Then comes the telogen phase. This is the time when old hair “rests”, 10-15% of your hair is undergoing this at any time. Shedding and hair loss occur during the exogen phase, on average a healthy scalp loses fifty to one hundred and fifty hairs per day. When hair follicles are healthy, after old hair detaches from the head or sheds, new hair will begin to grow.