PRP Treatment For Male Pattern Hair Loss: Does It Work?

Amanda Bradshaw

Male pattern baldness is a genetic and hormonal condition that causes you to lose hair. It’s by far the most common cause of hair loss in men, affecting more than 50% of all men by the age of 50.

Although male pattern baldness is most common in middle-aged and older men, it can occur at any age. Many men notice the early signs of male pattern baldness, such as a receding hairline or diffuse thinning, in their 20s and 30s.

If you’ve noticed your hairline creeping backwards, your widow’s peak becoming more obvious or just a few extra hairs on your pillow or in your hairbrush, male pattern baldness could be the culprit.

If you recognise yourself here, there may be hope – and it’s been within you all along.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is being used more and more in treating this condition with a very good success rate, especially in men that have started to have hair loss less than 5 years ago. But even if there is long-standing or advanced alopecia who have had little success with other treatments and do well with PRP.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy helps to regrow lost hair. And, there are virtually no side effects.

How does PRP Therapy work to treat male pattern baldness?

The PRP treatment for male pattern baldness involves taking the patient’s own blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma and then injecting the plasma, which is full of growth factors back into the patient’s hair follicles to promote cell growth, wound healing and to stimulate collagen production.

There is minimal discomfort and can take around 10 minutes. It is a surprisingly painless and simple treatment and extremely safe and natural because it uses the patient’s own blood.

Additionally, there is virtually no downtime after the procedure. The patient can go on with their daily lives straight away with confidence.

How long does it take for PRP to work?

Initially, the patient needs 3 treatments to wake up the hair follicles (1 per month) then every 3 to 6 months.

Within just a few months there will be less hair loss and soon after there is an increase in thickness or regrowth.

Since PRP is not a cure for the cause of hair loss, the person would need to receive regular maintenance injections to keep the hair growth results. This is the same if one uses prescription medications.

Based on the person’s condition and the results of their initial treatment, Amanda will recommend how often the maintenance injections should be.

Get in touch with Amanda at the Blend Clinic for a discrete chat about how we might be able to help you.

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