Being bald is not considered as negatively as it was a few years ago. This is thanks in part to the fact that many prominent athletes and movie stars have made being bald cool. That being said, not everyone has the head that is the right shape for being bald. Additionally, there are a lot of people who feel self-conscious about their appearance without hair and who desperately want to regrow lost hair and prevent further hair loss. Micro-needling and PRP therapy have been shown to help individuals who want to keep and regrow their hair.
What is Micro-Needling and PRP?
Micro-needling involves the use of a therapeutic device. This pen-like device is rolled over the individual’s scalp. Tiny needles penetrate the top layers of the scalp without causing serious damage. This ultimately stimulates hair growth since the small punctures caused by the micro-needles encourage the skin on the scalp to repair itself, which in turn stimulates the body’s hair growth mechanisms.
While the treatments on their own can cause new hair growth, adding platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, can further stimulate hair growth and optimize results. This is because the platelet-rich plasma, which conveniently comes from your own body, includes growth factors which can help to encourage hair growth.
How Does Micro-Needling and PRP Work?
One must first understand the way the skin on the scalp is comprised. The skin on the scalp has multiple layers and their goal is to protect the body from microbes and chemicals that may come in contact with the scalp. It is extremely effective at accomplishing this goal. For this reason, when someone uses any type of topical ointment to induce hair growth, the effects of the ointment are minimal because the majority of the product is prevented from penetrating the skin on the scalp.
However, after the micro-needle therapy procedure is applied, thousands of quick-healing channels are created in the skin of the scalp, allowing the PRP to reach the targeted area and have the greatest effect.
Learn More Today
For individuals who are concerned about re-growing lost hair, micro-needling therapy, when used in conjunction with PRP, may help them regain the full head of hair they lost. To learn more information about micro-needling and PRP, set up a consultation at Skin Spa Medical in Wellesley Hills. We proudly serve the Wellesley and surrounding areas. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this amazing treatment. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.