PRP Microneedling for Hair Growth: Unlocking the Secrets to Thicker, Healthier Hair Hair loss is a concern that can affect many people across age brackets and gender. While there are many treatments to help address thinning hair, some of them may come with unwanted side effects or may not focus enough on follicle rejuvenation. PRP microneedling for hair loss is a treatment that we offer at Aespala MedSpa & Plastic Surgery that can restore your follicles and revitalize your scalp with a series of non-invasive sessions. At our clinic, we focus on integrating advanced methodologies that offer prospective solutions to long-standing challenges such as hair loss. We serve Oak Brook and Chicago, IL, and we look forward to serving you. What Is Microneedling? Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment where fine, short needles create tiny microchannels in the top layers of the skin. These microchannels stimulate the skin's natural healing process and promote collagen production. The result is rejuvenated skin, improved texture, and a healthier complexion. How Can Microneedling Help With Hair Growth? While you may associate microneedling with facial skin revitalization, it's also been recognized for its potential in addressing hair concerns. Microneedling for hair loss involves creating minuscule perforations in the scalp, which can stimulate blood flow and potentially increase the supply of nutrients to hair follicles. This boost can invigorate dormant hair follicles, encouraging the growth of hair. What Is PRP? PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a concentrated form of blood plasma containing a higher concentration of platelets than what's found in typical blood. Platelets are known for their growth factors that can aid in tissue healing and regeneration. Extracted from a patient's own blood, PRP is processed to separate and concentrate these beneficial platelets. How Can PRP Help With Hair Growth? When applied to the scalp, the growth factors in PRP can potentially stimulate the hair follicles, encouraging new growth and enhancing the density of existing hair. It acts as a nourishing agent, providing the hair follicles with essential nutrients and factors that can promote a more robust hair cycle. Combining PRP With Microneedling for Improved Results Bringing together two powerful treatments, microneedling with PRP can amplify the benefits of each method. By creating precise holes with microneedling, PRP can penetrate deeper into the scalp if applied topically, allowing for a more direct delivery of growth factors to hair follicles. PRP injections with microneedling can also lead to enhanced results, speeding the healing process and encouraging new hair growth in aging follicles. What Are Some of the Benefits of PRP Microneedling for Hair Growth? Enhanced Hair Thickness and Density Microneedling for hair loss can benefit dormant hair follicles, potentially waking them from their inactive state. This process can lead to an uptick in the number of active hair strands on the scalp. Over consistent sessions, patients may notice their hair becoming longer, thicker, and denser, giving an overall fuller look. Reduction or Slowing Down of Hair Loss Microneedling for hair growth can stimulate the scalp and enhance the strength of hair follicles, giving hair strands a stronger foundation. This can mean a more anchored grip, possibly leading to a noticeable decrease in hair loss and a more prolonged hair life cycle. Improvement in Hair Texture and Scalp Health When microneedling hair, the treatment puts an emphasis on overall scalp vitality. This attention to scalp health can translate to hair strands that are softer to touch, exhibit a natural shine, and are less prone to breakage. A healthier scalp can also mean fewer issues like dryness or flakiness. Results Using Natural Processes Microneedling with PRP uses the body's inherent healing mechanisms. Instead of relying on external or synthetic products, this treatment makes the most of the body's own platelet-rich plasma. This type of approach can lead to longer-lasting results that look natural because they are natural. Your PRP Microneedling Treatment From Beginning to End Determining if You Are a Good Candidate Before using microneedling for hair loss, we’ll make sure it's the right choice for you. Candidates are typically evaluated based on the stage of hair loss they're experiencing. Factors like overall health, age, medical history, and specific contraindications are considered to make sure the treatment aligns with the individual's needs and safety. Obtaining PRP From Your Blood The first step of PRP microneedling involves drawing a small sample of the patient's blood. This blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which will be used during the treatment. Beginning Your Microneedling Treatment We use SkinPen® to create microchannels in the areas where you would like to see additional hair growth. SkinPen offers precision and consistency each time the needles puncture the skin, with adjustable needle depth to cater to your unique situation. It was the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, giving it a long history of effective treatments and is backed up by rigorous testing. During your treatment, the SkinPen device will be used on one small area at a time until the whole area is treated. Applying the PRP The next step is administering the PRP. Depending on the treatment strategy, PRP can be applied during the microneedling process or immediately after. The goal is to maximize the absorption of PRP's beneficial growth factors into the scalp. \tPRP Injections: Directly injecting PRP into the scalp allows for deep, targeted delivery. This method of PRP microneedling for hair loss focuses on specific areas, delivering a concentrated dose of growth factors to the hair follicles. \tPRP Serum: PRP can also be formulated into a serum. This allows for topical application during or after microneedling so that the entire scalp can benefit from the nourishing properties of PRP. \tNanoparticle Technology: Nanoparticle technology is another method we use with microneedling. Nanoparticle serums also contain nourishing ingredients such as growth factors, but there is no need to draw your blood. Restore Healthy Hair With PRP Microneedling for Hair Loss Microneedling for hair loss, when combined with the power of PRP, offers an innovative way to address thinning hair and hair loss challenges. With our services in Oak Brook and Chicago, IL, you can use your body’s own healing capabilities to restore a healthy scalp and hair. If you want to learn more about the benefits of microneedling and PRP for your hair concerns, you can contact us directly at (630) 574-7777 or fill out the online form on the Aespala MedSpa & Plastic Surgery website.