Which age is best for PRP hair restoration?
Hair restoration treatments featuring platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can produce new growth for thicker, healthier hair. Platelets and other components in human blood naturally migrate to an injury site on the body, such as the scalp, triggering growth factors that encourage natural healing. With PRP, Dr. Tirgari can stimulate healthy hair growth.
You may wonder what the best age is to receive treatment. While most PRP patients are in their 30s, nearly everyone experiencing hair loss can benefit. Let’s learn about this cutting-edge treatment and the best age for PRP hair restoration.
PRP is a regenerative treatment
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, uses your blood's best plasma to heal injuries faster, encourage growth factors, and increase collagen and stem cell levels. These elements are naturally produced in the body and help regrow thinning hair.
PRP regenerates the hair in three steps:
- Your blood is drawn, likely from your arm.
- That blood is placed into a centrifuge to be spun into three layers: plasma rich in platelets, platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells. The PRP will be used, and the rest will be disposed of.
- That PRP or “blood injection” is injected into your scalp with a syringe after applying a local anesthetic.
At Avalon Laser, we use the Selphyl PRFM system to help our patients restore healthy hair growth. This advanced PRP treatment covers PRP to “platelet-rich fibrin matrix,” or PRFM, paired with a precise quantity of calcium chloride. This addition initiates the formation of a three-dimensional scaffold that holds the PRP at the injection site. The growth factors in the PRP work longer and better to restore hair follicles, achieving superior results over a more extended period.
This prolonged-release stimulates the physiological process where new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels. These factors help hair increase in thickness and the survival of hair follicles.
Your 30s are the best age for PRP hair restoration
PRP injections are meant to thicken, strengthen, and grow hair from still-functioning follicles, so the best time to start PRP hair restoration is when hair begins to thin. While there is no “maximum” age to be a candidate for PRP hair restoration, most patients are in their 30s. However, many successful clinical trials have been tested with patients ranging from 18 to 72 years of age.
Other signs you are a good candidate for PRP include:
- You have androgenic alopecia or other forms of alopecia
- Your hair loss is due to high-stress levels
- You’ve recently experienced hair loss
- You have thinning or balding hair but are not entirely bald
PRP hair restoration is safe and effective
Treating hair loss with PRP is one of the safest, minimally invasive restoration solutions. Because PRP treatment extracts, processes, and injects your blood into your scalp, there are no chances of rejection of platelets by your body cells or allergic reaction.
The first results can be seen after two to three months of treatment. A general treatment regimen involves injecting at the level of hair follicles every half inch over the thinning area every month for 3 to 4 months. After that, we may repeat the treatment every 3 to 6 months.
Expected benefits and results of PRP hair restoration include:
- Reduced rate of hair fall
- Early growth of new hair
- Increased hair count
- Improved hair thickness
- Increased length of hair
- Minor discomfort
- No prep time or recovery time
The Avalon Hair ReStore Procedure is for nearly anyone experiencing thinning and balding
Dr. Reza Tirgari is an established leader in cosmetic surgery in the San Diego area with extensive experience helping people look and feel their best. He’s happy to provide this versatile treatment to those suffering from mild to moderate hair loss. While other facilities offer PRP treatments for hair loss, only Avalon Laser offers the advanced Selphyl® PRFM System for your hair restoration.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP hair restoration and how it may help you, please call us at 619-494-3944 to schedule a consultation. We proudly provide services to those who live in San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and other nearby areas of California.