Myths and Facts About Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments can harness your body’s own power to heal itself. Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, offers innovative PRP therapy to increase the health and fullness of your hair.

If you’ve ever wondered if PRP therapy could help you grow new hair but have been unsure if you should try it, read on. In this blog, Dr. Seman breaks down the myths and facts about PRP therapy.

An overview of PRP therapy

Platelet-rich plasma is a substance found naturally in your blood, and it contains important growth factor proteins. These proteins play a large role in the generation of new tissue.

By extracting a sample of blood from your body, Dr. Seman can separate the PRP from the other materials in your blood. This leaves behind a high concentration of PRP that Dr. Seman can inject into your scalp to increase natural hair growth.

Injections can stimulate your body’s natural healing processes and trigger inactive hair follicles to produce new hair. Over time, your hair can become noticeably thicker, and new hair can begin growing in areas where there wasn’t any.

PRP myths and facts you need to know

Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common myths and facts about PRP treatments for hair growth.

MYTH: PRP therapy is high-risk

Fact: When PRP injections are done under the guidance of a professional, such as Dr. Seman, the procedures are safe.

Additionally, because the platelet-rich plasma comes from your own body, there’s very little chance of an adverse reaction to the injections.

MYTH: PRP therapy doesn’t work for hair loss in women

Fact: Dr. Seman offers PRP therapies for both women and men who are experiencing age-related hair loss. While men and women may lose hair in different patterns, the hair loss is still due to the problem of inactive hair follicles.

Platelet-rich plasma injections into the scalp are effective for stimulating new hair growth, regardless of your gender. Dr. Seman will customize your treatment plan to address the specific areas of the scalp where you want to grow new hair.

MYTH: PRP treatments require a lot of downtime

Fact: Using PRP therapy to restore hair is one of the easiest and the least impactful methods for getting healthier and new hair.

Platelet-rich plasma injections are performed in the office and only take a few minutes. She can provide a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable, and you can leave the office and return to your usual routine immediately after your appointment.

When you undergo hair transplants and more invasive procedures, you may experience an extended amount of downtime to allow your scalp to fully heal. Platelet-rich plasma injections can cause minimal side effects ― such as tenderness and itching ― but they should resolve in a few days.

The bottom line: Platelet-rich plasma therapy is simple and it works. If you want to learn more about it and see if it can help you grow healthier and new hair, book an appointment online or over the phone with Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, today.

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