When Rogaine simply doesn't work, it might seem like there's no avenue to turn to except the wig shop--or maybe learning to just own the receding hairline.
And when you find yourself hopping in the car wondering if the wig will fly off with the wind, you hear that there's a miracle treatment in the works. And it's called Platelet Rich Plasma.
Platelet Rich Plasma? You Mean the Stuff That Heals Your Wounds?
That's right. Platelets are what you learn about in Science class that helps your blood clot. But if you've been following cosmetic treatment at all, you might have figured out that PRP is being used in all sorts of Skin Rejuvenation procedures in order to speed up the healing process.
When a patient goes through microneedling, for example, and PRP is applied, it improves outcomes and the level of skin quality afterward.
And the same processes that help clot your blood or improve the quality of your face can also be used to help you regrow hair.
How Does PRP Work?
It's simple. PRP is filled with growth factors. These are why platelets clot blood--because growth factors are what your body needs to speed along the healing process.
It does the same for your hair. The growth factors create an environment for hair follicles, helping them reach their full potential. Our hair follows growth cycles that are dependent on molecules that tell the hair when to enter what's known as anagen, the growth phase.
PRP contains many of the same molecules that signal growth--and can therefore be used to promote your hair's growth cycle.
PRP is almost a burgeoning field of its own when it comes to cosmetic treatment, and doctors are excited to explore all the avenues.
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