PRP for Hair: How This Kardashian Fixed a Bald Spot
For the most part, the Kardashians are an open book and never shy away from revealing their beauty secrets and cosmetic treatments.
So, when Kourtney found a bald patch on the top of her head, she was quick to seek PRP for hair loss and even shared the experience with viewers.
Here’s how PRP for hair helped this Kardashian fix a bald spot.
Why Kourtney Kardashian Underwent PRP to Fix a Bald Spot
On a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim noticed a bald spot on the top of sister Kourtney’s head.
Upon inspecting the area of hair loss, Kourtney said that it was from wearing a tight ponytail to a formal event.
While a hairstyle may seem an unlikely source of Kourtney’s bald spot, it’s actually a common type of hair loss called traction alopecia.
What Is Traction Alopecia?
Traction alopecia is hair loss that’s caused by a constant pulling force and often seen in women who wear tight ponytails, pigtails, or braids.
Accordingly, it makes sense that Kourtney’s bald spot may be due to hair styling.
How Does PRP for Hair Work?
In an effort to eliminate the bald patch, Kourtney underwent PRP for hair – a nonsurgical treatment that harvests platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the blood and reinjects it into the area of thinning.
During the procedure, a sample of blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood in order to separate PRP from other blood contents.
Finally, PRP is collected in a syringe and injected at the level of the hair follicle. This provides regenerative effects and helps prolong the active phase of the hair growth cycle.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of PRP treatments typically depends on the degree of hair loss.
With that being said, most patients can achieve desired effects with a series of three sessions, spaced one month apart.
Results are typically visible following the second treatment, and patients will be pleased to note thicker, fuller hair and reduced shedding.
Interested in PRP for Hair?
If you are considering PRP for hair, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicole Hayre.