Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Restoration
If you’re experiencing unwanted hair loss, there’s an exciting new hair restoration treatment available that can help to regrow hair without invasive surgical techniques. Our experienced physician, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, is delighted to offer platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy to our patients in the Vancouver area. This innovative method utilizes your own healthy tissue material to help stimulate hair growth in our comfortable office environment.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
PRP therapy utilizes mesenchymal stem cells and other blood-derived growth factors to help the body repair itself. PRP therapy has been in medical use for over 20 years, helping to speed skin and wound healing. After noted successes in a wide range of fields, including plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine, and neurosurgery, PRP therapy is now being used as a hair restoration treatment.
The Science of PRP Therapy
Platelets obtained from your blood may be able to stimulate stem cells, like the mesenchymal cells, into repairing and regenerating your hair follicles that have become dormant. They contain glycogen, lysosomes, and alpha granules, which can increase the rate of healing and tissue development at the cellular level. As a result, your hair follicles should return to the active growth phase.
Dr. Ebrahim recognizes the potential for significant hair regrowth using PRP therapy, which can be an excellent method of hair restoration if you don’t want to or can’t undergo a surgical procedure. If you have additional questions about how PRP therapy can help regrow hair, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians, please contact us today.