Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair Loss

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Dr. Trever Wilkins, DO
Medical Director

Hair Loss

Losing your hair can be a traumatic experience. It can be caused by stress, genetics, and lately, COVID. You may have tried serums, topicals, multivitamins, supplements, and even changing your diet and lifestyle. What works for one person may not work for another and not everything on the market is guaranteed or FDA-approved.

How does Platelet-Rich Plasma for hair loss work?

Platelet-Rich Plasma is a more advanced approach to counteract hair loss. It consists of a three-step treatment that involves drawing blood, processing it, and injecting it into the scalp. Because some types of hair loss result from damage to hair follicles, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections can trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicles, increasing the thickness of the hair shafts and reversing the process that happens in androgenetic alopecia. We first draw the patient’s blood and put it into a device called a centrifuge, which rapidly spins to separate platelet-rich plasma from the rest. The platelet-rich plasma or "liquid gold" is then injected into the areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth. Because the plasma is taken from the patient’s own blood sample, it is safe for immediate use.

What will my results look like?

The procedure typically requires three treatments, four to six weeks apart. After this, maintenance treatments are required every four to six months. Results, inevitably, vary for each patient. Some patients notice results within the first month. Others may not notice results for 6 months. If a patient isn’t responding as well as hoped, we can do a deeper dive into their diet, current stress level, products, and family history. We may even order a comprehensive blood panel to look into hormone levels.

Platelet-Rich Plasma can be life-changing for those struggling with thinning hair. Come in for a consultation to learn more about this procedure and if it’s right for you.

Trusted Platelet-Rich Plasma Practitioners in Eastern Arizona

Find the Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment that’s best for you with the help of friendly medical professionals. Optimize You hosts some of the best Platelet-Rich Plasma practitioners in Arizona.

If you’re curious about Platelet-Rich Plasma, we recommend you book an appointment with our experts. That way, you can gain in-depth knowledge about the practice and feel comfortable getting a procedure simultaneously. Because education and knowledge are part of the process toward becoming a healthier you.

*Disclaimer: Please note Platelet-Rich Plasma results may vary. The health results claimed on our site are based on medical studies and also individual results. However, these examples may not be applicable and/or typical to all patients of Optimize You Performance Medicine.

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