Individuals who experience any type of hair loss like that from androgenetic alopecia are looking for effective treatments for hair regrowth. As a response to this, researchers have also consistently looked for ways to optimize a hair restoration procedure. This optimization includes combining 2 treatments that complement the hair restoration effects of each other. An example of this is microneedling with PRP.
So how does microneedling with PRP for hair loss work? Microneedling with PRP is a combination procedure where platelet-rich plasma injections are given after the activation of the scalp through the use of a microneedling device. These 2 procedures promote natural hair growth through stimulating the natural healing process of the body.
How Microneedling with PRP Fixes Your Hair Loss Issues
Microneedling with PRP combines the benefits of microneedling procedures and platelet-rich plasma as a hair restoration treatment. Also sometimes referred to as percutaneous collagen induction therapy, microneedling works by inflicting micro-injuries to the scalp to induce the production of collagen, elastin, and new blood vessels in the scalp.
Similarly, platelet-rich plasma works as a treatment for hair loss by utilizing the wound repair functions of the natural growth factors released by platelets. It helps promote hair growth through angiogenesis (production of new blood vessels), prolongation of the anagen phase (growth phase) of the hair growth cycle, and regulation of anti-apoptotic mediators (mediators that work against programmed cell death).
Administering Microneedling with PRP for Hair Loss
Microneedling uses a handheld device called the derma roller that typically has 192 sterilized needles of 200 µm in length and 70 µm in diameter to inflict micro-wounds on the scalp which are the ones responsible for the potential of microneedling for hair regrowth.
It involves the use of a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure to minimize any pain that the patient may experience and to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
On the other hand, the PRP procedure is done first by a blood draw from the patient, followed by the processing of the collected blood via ultracentrifugation to increase the concentration of platelets in the serum, then the administration of the PRP by evenly-spaced injections in the scalp.
It also involves the use of topical anesthesia or other methods of numbing like vibration techniques and ice packs to also make the procedure as comfortable as possible for the patient.
Maintenance treatments typically once or twice a year are also necessary for this combination procedure because their effects aren’t permanent – they don’t address the genetic aspect of hair loss.
Safety of Microneedling with PRP for Hair Loss
Microneedling with PRP is a minimally-invasive procedure, meaning the side effects of this procedure are comparably mild compared to surgical procedures like hair transplantation, and thus are safe to be combined together.
The side effects of the procedures go away on their own after a few days and may be managed by home remedies and over-the-counter drugs. These side effects are as follows:
|Microneedling||Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections|
|Minor rednessMinor irritationMild swellingSkin flakingInfection (if the procedure isn’t done in a sterile manner)||Injection site reactions (minor redness, bruising, and swelling)Nerve and tissue injuries (depends on the skill and experience of the one who’s administering the procedure)Infection (rare, if the procedure isn’t done in a sterile manner)|
Moreover, because they’re being minimally invasive, they also have minimal downtime, and patients can immediately go back to their normal activities as early as 24 hours after the procedure.
Patients, however, must avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking, and other activities that may reduce the efficacy of the procedures or exacerbate the side effects associated with them.
PEP Factor: An Excellent Complementary Hair Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma injections, when used in combination with microneedling, provide optimum hair restoration for patients with pattern baldness and other types of hair loss. Another good combination of these 2 procedures is the PEP Factor, a high-quality nourishing product.
PEP Factor is a hair treatment that produces mild side effects due to its topical application. It’s also made of natural nourishing products like peptides. It also features active ingredients like basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) which has properties for cell growth and copper peptide which has antioxidant properties.
PEP Factor also has its clinical application in addressing skin concerns as it’s capable of brightening and rejuvenating the skin.
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Microneedling with PRP helps reverse hair loss without the need for a surgical procedure. Together, microneedling treatments and platelet-rich plasma therapy help in the hair restoration process by stimulating the wound healing process that also helps in tissue repair for the promotion of hair growth.
At FACE Med Store, we also help in the hair restoration process by providing a wide range of high-quality products used for these procedures. We also have an approachable customer service that you can ask for advice on what product you will be needing that can bring optimum results for hair growth. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org for your product-related questions or our updated stock list.