Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections used with stem cell therapy as an add-on treatment have been used as a recent, non-invasive alternative to traditional hair plant procedures. The way that PRP with stem cell therapy works for hair loss in men and women is that it uses PRP and stem cells from a separate part of the patient’s body to restore dead hair follicles in their scalp.
Aesthetic Surgery Journal reported a study on the effectiveness of PRP with stem cell therapy for hair growth and found that this treatment method did help people who suffer from some form of baldness.
This article will explain the steps involved in PRP with stem cell therapy, including what kind of results a patient might expect after the procedure.
Understand the Basics of PRP with Stem Cell Therapy
Medical researchers believe that PRP with stem cell therapy works for hair loss because of the proteins inside the platelet-rich plasma and the growth properties of stem cells. So, by injecting PRP and stem cells into the scalp, they have the potential to regenerate the hair follicles and encourage hair growth.
Also, the PRP and stem cells would be extracted from the patient’s body, meaning there is little risk of the cells being rejected in the scalp.
Steps Involved in the Therapy
How long it takes to receive this type of therapy will depend on your need and overall situation. Following your first appointment, you may be required to repeat the process two to three times, with at least four to six weeks in between each procedure.
The following steps are involved in the procedure:
- Step 1 – Extracting PRP: The physician will take a sample of your blood and put it inside a centrifuge, which will spin the blood at a rapid rate to separate the platelet-rich plasma from other fluids in your blood.
- Step 2 – Combining PRP with stem cells: At this stage, the physician will combine the PRP with the stem cells before drawing the liquid into a syringe. It should be noted that the stem cell therapy is a recommended, additional treatment option and not required.
- Step 3 – Scalp injections: Using the syringe, the physician will then make tiny injections across your scalp.
The Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery goes into more detail about this hair treatment. Otherwise, if you have more questions about PRP with stem cell therapy, you can consult your physician in your appointment at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates.
After the Therapy Procedure
As with any treatment involving injections, patients might experience the following symptoms after the procedure:
- Soreness or swelling around the injection site
- Bleeding or infection around the injection site if not administered properly
- Scarring around the injection site
Patients can expect their scalp to feel tender for up to six or seven days, but it should not be painful. If you experience pain, please consult your physician to examine your scalp.
Patients Can Expect to See Results Within Six to Eight Months
Because PRP with stem cell therapy for hair growth generally require two to three sessions that are four to six weeks apart, patients should expect to start seeing results within six to eight months. Despite the wait, many patients are pleased with the results.
With PRP stem cell therapy, you may expect to see:
- Greater hair density on your scalp
- Natural hair growth from restored hair follicles
- Fewer bald spots
Patients who would like faster results may opt for hair transplant surgical procedures. However, one of the benefits of PRP with stem cell therapy is that it is non-invasive and uses the patient’s own cells to stimulate healing in the scalp.
If you would like to learn more about PRP with the added treatment option of stem cell therapy for hair loss in men and women, you should schedule an appointment at our facility. You can speak with one of the physicians at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates about how your hair loss has affected you and whether this treatment method may be right for you.
Learn More About PRP with Stem Cell Therapy at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates
Call (386) 366-7418 today to set up your appointment with our facility today. Before any treatment starts, you will be given a physical exam and have lab work done to assess your health condition and ensure the treatment therapy is right for you. We treat patients in Port Orange, Florida, and surrounding areas.