PRP for Hair Loss: Benefits and Side Effects

PRP for Hairloss Miami Beach

It isn’t uncommon for individuals to experience thinning hair or a receding hairline. According to the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA), on average, more than 50 percent of women experience balding. While approximately 85 percent of men age 50 and older experience balding. Even though hair loss is common, that doesn’t make it any better. 

To combat hair loss, men and women spend countless dollars on hair restoration products. Some work, others disappoint. However, one hair loss treatment that has much buzz is PRP injections. In this article, we explain what is PRP, its benefits, and why you should choose Miami Beach Comprehensive Wellness Center for PRP in Miami Beach.

What is PRP? 

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a therapy technique that uses an individual’s own blood to stimulate hair growth. PRP is a non-invasive injectable treatment that began in the 1970s.  It is a hair restoration process that involves three parts.

  • A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm (typically) with a specialized tube, which is then placed in a machine called a centrifuge.
  • The centrifuge spins rapidly for approximately 10 minutes to separate your blood into different parts to yield platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
  • Platelet-rich plasma is injected into the scalp with a micro-needle to stimulate hair growth.

You should see results within three months of your PRP treatment. After six months, you should have achieved your desired results, although you may need multiple sessions in this timeframe.

Does PRP Work? 

Platelet-rich plasma essentially wakes up dormant hair follicles that cannot grow because they don’t have enough nutrition. Individuals who experience hair loss because of nutritional deficiencies can benefit from this treatment, as plasma is rich in vitamins, proteins, and nutrients.

Not only does PRP stimulate hair growth in dormant follicles, but it can also strengthen and thicken existing hair.

Contact our facility when you’re in search of PRP for hair loss in Miami Beach

PRP vs Hair Transplants 

When considering effective hair loss treatments, PRP and hair transplants are both viable options. However, PRP is a non-surgical procedure and it’s far less expensive. On average, a PRP session costs approximately $400 or more, whereas hair transplant surgery ranges between $4,000 and $15,000. Although hair transplants are known to yield fast results, it’s more painful. Because it’s a surgical procedure, it requires a longer recovery. No downtime is necessary after a PRP session, although it’s important to take certain precautions.

Is PRP Right for Me?

PRP is a non-invasive procedure, which makes it safe for almost everyone. However, if you’re in search of PRP in Miami Beach and you have health conditions, you should speak to your specialist. Together, you can work out if PRP injections are right for you. You should also let your specialist know if you are a heavy smoker, drink alcohol excessively, or take medications, supplements, and/or herbs.

Choose Miami Beach Comprehensive Wellness Center (MBCWC)

At MBCWC, we go beyond conventional medicine. We use a customized, patient-focused approach to discover the root cause of your symptoms with cutting-edge laboratory technology. We use an integrated approach to create all our treatment plans, which work to improve your health and wellness. Our medicine is adapted from both science and art. 

Our healer-physician, Dr. Rowe, uses Chinese herbal medicine along with Western diagnostic evaluations, nutritional supplementation, and dietary and lifestyle modifications. She treats chronic conditions, such as autoimmune diseases, thyroid disorders, and chronic/acute pain caused by injuries or repetitive stress.

Our healer-physician, Dr. Estes, uses a variety of therapies for men and women, including functional medicine evaluations, Platelet-Rich Plasma and stem cell therapies, and bioenergetic feedback. Dr. Estes’ specialties include natural approaches to fertility, gastrointestinal issues, and comprehensive detoxification programs.

Contact us today for PRP in Miami Beach, or for any of our other holistic services.