By Skin Boutique

Micro-Needling and PRP for Hair Restoration

Many men and women suffer from hair loss for a variety of reasons. Since the hair is so visible, this condition can cause a real loss of self-esteem for many of these people. They seek ways to restore their hair and prevent future loss.

One of the first aspects that must be addressed in the case of hair loss is the condition of the hair follicles. An unhealthy hair follicle cannot produce a healthy hair, and a dead or dormant hair follicle cannot produce any hair at all. For this reason, it is vitally important to maintain the health of as many hair follicles as possible.

Micro-needling is a form of treatment for the skin that many have never heard about. The treatment involves passing a device containing many tiny needles over the skin, which forms many micro-channels. The body responds by sending collagen and elastin to these areas to heal them. The effect is that cells in this region become healthier and more youthful.

This same effect can help individual hair follicles become healthier and more capable of producing healthy hair. Since each individual hair follicle is composed of many cells, micro-needling can trigger the body into making healthier hair follicles, leading to more hair growth. This is why it is becoming so popular for hair restoration.

Another way that micro-needling can help with hair restoration is that it enables other treatments to more effectively reach beneath the skin. The skin of the scalp is covered with a thick matrix composed of fats and various substances that form a natural barrier to many serums, preventing them from being effective. Micro-needling conveniently forms many tiny channels into the scalp which products can enter and penetrate through. Micro-needling makes other treatments, such as PRP, much more effective due to this ability.

There have been many developments in the field of regenerative medicine recently. One of these is known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. It has been in use for over one decade, and many professional athletes have used it to treat their injuries.

Platelets are tiny cells in your blood that are shaped like disks. They contain many growth factors, cytokines and proteins. These platelets help encourage your body to heal by releasing special growth factors. PRP is a mixture of these substances that helps to regenerate and repair your body, including hair follicles. When the PRP is mixed with other specific growth factors and then injected into your scalp after micro-needling, the results can be amazing.

The PRP mixture triggers healing through the growth factors, cytokines and proteins it contains. The regenerative properties of PRP stimulate tissue repair and wound healing, leading to healthier hair follicles that are capable of producing healthy hair.

To learn more about this effective method of hair restoration, we encourage you to visit Skin Boutique in Birmingham. This simple treatment may be all that you need to enjoy a full head of hair once again. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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