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PRP for Hair Loss in Philadelphia, PA

In the United States, more than 50 million men and women suffer from hair loss. And whether it’s hereditary, the result of hormonal changes, or the result of medical changes, it’s usually unwelcome. Platelet-rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP therapy, is one of the most effective treatment options for hair loss if you’re looking for a natural, minimally invasive option to thicken your hair. Hair Transplant Philadelphia | The Lumen Center uses the most cutting-edge technology in the Philadelphia area to help you combat thinning hair and keep your existing hair.

What Is PRP?

PRP is a regenerative-growth-factor-rich concentration of platelets in your own blood. When PRP is used to treat hair loss, these growth factors are released into the scalp, stimulating new natural hair growth and tissue repair amongst damaged follicles.

Stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy, for example, have been used successfully in other fields of medicine for years, such as orthopedics and sports medicine. PRP therapy is becoming more and more effective in treating both male and female pattern baldness. It has been shown in numerous studies to reduce hair loss, thicken hair, and increase the density of hair growth. A review of clinical trials published in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology concluded that PRP therapy was a promising treatment for androgenic alopecia.

PRP Philadelphia Hair Loss Procedures

PRP can be used as a stand-alone hair regeneration treatment. It can also be used in conjunction with a hair transplant to help maintain the health of the existing hair follicles and improve the health of the transplanted ones.

Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss

The restorative effects of PRP can help men and women who are experiencing hair loss and shedding. The growth factors in PRP have the following advantages:

The PRP Philadelphia Procedure

First, blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge to prepare your PRP. Because PRP is made from whole blood, the platelets must be separated from the red and white blood cells.  During centrifugation, that process occurs and the platelet concentration rises. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into your scalp to help with hair growth and healing. To reduce discomfort, an anesthetic is applied to your scalp. The procedure only takes about 1-1.5 hours. We recommend three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results, with maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.

All PRP Is Not Created Equal

The Magellan TruPRPTM system is available at The Lumen Center, which is one of the few offices in Philadelphia that offers it. We can distill the purest and most effective PRP available thanks to this cutting-edge technology.

Quick Facts About the Magellan System:

PRP Philadelphia Recovery and Results

PRP injections for hair loss do not require any downtime, so you can resume your daily routine immediately afterward. You shouldn’t consume any alcohol or anti-inflammatory medications (including aspirin) for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, and you should avoid strenuous exercise as well.

Since platelet-rich plasma injections use your own blood, adverse reactions are uncommon. Minor side effects such as temporary bleeding and minor pain and swelling at the injection sites are possible, though.

About a month after PRP treatment, most Philadelphia patients notice an increase in their hair volume. You will continue to see such improvements for the next 6-12 months following your treatment.

Is PRP for Hair Loss Right for You?

Do you want to stop losing your hair? If so, PRP injections are a safe, innovative, and effective way to prevent hair loss.

Every treatment plan at Hair Transplant Philadelphia | The Lumen Center is customized to ensure that you get the most out of your new hair growth. Before your procedure, we provide complimentary consultations during which we discuss your expectations, provide instructions, and answer any questions you may have.

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