At The Coliseum MediClinic, we perform PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting natural, non-surgical, regenerative option for many types of hair loss and hair thinning, with minimal risk of adverse side effects. PRP therapy is being recognized as one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for thinning hair. PRP therapy offers a promising alternative for natural hair growth. Although results will vary from patient to patients, PRP as a non-surgical option, offers patients with miniaturization and hair thinning improvement in hair caliber and thickness.
Results are not immediate and may take 3-6 weeks to notice hair thickening. 2-4 Treatments, 4-8 weeks apart are generally required. An annual follow up treatment is recommended. The entire procedure takes approximately one hour.
Patients report a high degree of tolerability, but for those patients that are sensitive or apprehensive, a local anesthetic can be used to reduce the sensation.
Thyroid function, hormones, iron levels, stress, lifestyle, acute & chronic illness are among the variables that affect hair growth and contribute to alopecia. Dr. Waller ND requires a consultation prior to treatment to assess your candidacy and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
What is PRP?
PRP is an autologous blood treatment that stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. A small volume of blood is drawn from the patient, processed via centrifugation to concentrate platelets in the plasma, and then injected in to the targeted area.
How does PRP Work?
Platelets, can be thought of as healing factories, as they release growth factors that assist in accelerating tissue regeneration and healing. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy. PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last two decades with generally positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, existing evidence demonstrates PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth.
This powerful serum (Platelet Rich Plasma) is drawn into a syringe containing calcium chloride, which activates the platelets. Activated platelets release growth factors, the proteins responsible for repair and regeneration of tissue, including hair, stimulating the stem cells located in the Dermal Papilla as well as other structures of the hair follicle. The activated platelets are then introduced to the affected area by fine needle injection.
Who should not have PRP Treatment?
Patients with platelet disorders, acute infection, active cancer, unregulated diabetes.