Losing your hair can be a very discouraging experience that has negative impacts on self-esteem, relationships, and even work. If you have been losing your hair, you have probably been searching for treatment options regarding hair restoration. There are a few medications that have been approved for thinning hair, but they are not likely to do more than slow down your hair loss. A growing number of people are learning about a new treatment for thinning hair that involves the use of PRP and micro-needling.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a relatively new treatment for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation. The procedure is safe, effective, and relatively simple. It requires little to no downtime and can usually be performed in under an hour.
The process works by passing a small device over the surface of the skin. This creates thousands of micro-channels in the skin that your body responds to by depositing fresh collagen and elastin. In effect, we are stimulating your body into skin resurfacing. Old skin cells are turned over in favor of new, healthier ones. The result is more youthful, radiant skin. The process takes some time to reach optimal results, as your skin is being transformed. In addition to skin rejuvenation, the technique can also be used for hair restoration.
The skin on your face and scalp has an outer barrier known as the stratum corneum. This barrier prevents molecules of a certain size from penetrating beneath the outer skin layer or epidermis. Micro-needling creates thousands of tiny skin channels, which allows topicals to penetrate much more effectively. These channels allow topicals to bypass the outer skin barrier and deliver the products more deeply into the skin, greatly enhancing their effectiveness.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
A PRP treatment involves the extraction of your own blood, which is placed inside a centrifuge, extracting plasma containing growth factors that encourage your hair follicles to grow hair. After we have developed the plasma, we use it on your scalp in conjunction with micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, in the areas that are affected by hair loss. This will eventually regenerate your hair follicles.
When used for hair restoration, PRP treatment combined with micro-needling has a high rate of satisfaction among patients. It works for men, women, and those desiring a safe and effective hair restoration treatment.
Make an appointment at Skin Spa Medical, with offices in Wellesley Hills, MA and Andover, MA, to see if this hair restoration treatment can work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!