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Are there side effects of PRP treatment?

Are there side effects of PRP treatment?

PRP is a treatment option for many different types of hair loss. It has been shown to decrease shedding of the hair as well as help each shaft of hair to grow thicker itself. PRP is prepared from a normal blood draw, where the plasma in the blood is separated out with the platelets suspended in the plasma. The platelets are concentrated in the plasma and injected back in the scalp around the follicles of the hairs. 

Many patients are wary of side effects from any possible treatment for their thinning hair. Whether it is prescription medication or all-natural supplements, many treatment options for hair could have some possible side effects, some of them very unpleasant. PRP is an exciting option for this reason as it prepared from your own blood with no additives. It uses the power of the growth factors present in your own blood to help thicken hair. 

Since PRP is prepared from your own blood with no additives, there is virtually no risk for any serious side effects from the procedure. The only possible side effects are generally related to the injections themselves and include things like mild scalp tenderness at the injection site, itching, mild swelling at the injection site. It is also important to monitor for signs of infection, like redness, discharge, swelling and pain, just the same as any other injection.

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In an industry that has increasingly lost its way, we are turning the focus first and foremost back to the customer. We guarantee that you will be the sole focus of our entire team the day of the surgery, with no one running room to room like at other companies.

As the highest-rated hair transplant company in Chicago, we encourage you to price shop around. We are confident that when the research is finished, the choice will be easy. If you’re ready to get going, you can schedule a free consultation here.

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What is Scarring Alopecia?

What is Scarring Alopecia?

Scarring alopecia is a set of alopecias that refer to a build-up of inflammation around the hair follicle that eventually destroys the follicle itself. Usually, there is no visible scar on the surface of the skin, and the only way to definitively diagnose it is through a scalp biopsy. The exact cause of the build-up of inflammation around the follicle of the hair is relatively poorly understood. However, scarring alopecias make up about 3% of all hair loss conditions, so they are more common than many people realize.

As far as treatments for scarring alopecias, up to recently, they were treated almost identically to alopecia areata. Steroid injections were, and still are, the primary treatment option, regardless of the type of scarring alopecia. However, with the explosion of PRP as a treatment option for many types of hair loss, many people have begun to look at the efficacy of PRP in treating scarring alopecias. 

Recent studies have shown that PRP can help treat scarring alopecia, especially when combined with steroid treatments. The results are very promising looking at case studies, with many patients seeing a reversal of their hair loss and the return of varying amounts of their native hair. More research needs to be done on larger scales to properly evaluate the true efficacy of PRP as a treatment option for these types of hair loss, but the early results are pro

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In an industry that has increasingly lost its way, we are turning the focus first and foremost back to the customer. We guarantee that you will be the sole focus of our entire team the day of the surgery, with no one running room to room like at other companies.

As the highest-rated hair transplant company in Chicago, we encourage you to price shop around. We are confident that when the research is finished, the choice will be easy. If you’re ready to get going, you can schedule a free consultation here.

Not living in Chicago? No problem–check out our travel reimbursement program.

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