With a practice limited to hair restoration for over 30 years, Dr Paul C. Cotterill offers innovations in hair restoration that now include PRP therapy at his Toronto office. He focuses on assessing issues surrounding hair loss and explains in detail the right treatment options for you. With his personalized and specific approach, Dr Paul C. Cotterill performs surgical procedures and therapies to help you with achieving your desired results.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is commonly known as PRP therapy, and is a treatment for hair loss in men and women. PRP is a therapeutic option that uses stimulation of the hair follicles to encourage hair growth naturally, using the patient’s own growth factor. PRP therapy employs non-surgical treatments to promote hair growth and can be used alone or to complement other hair transplant procedures.
The advantages of PRP hair loss treatment include:
Excessive hair loss from the scalp is referred to as baldness. Hair loss can happen in many different ways and can gradually and affect your scalp. Signs that you have hair loss include:
PRP injections are often used to treat the following conditions:
Your blood has 2 main components of red blood cells and plasma. In addition to white blood cells, your plasma is a fertile source of growth factors that stimulate activity not only in your skin cells but also your hair follicles. Showing promise in promoting healing and treating some health problems, growth factor has shown results in encouraging the growth phase of the hair cycle which can increase your hair volume by increasing hair thickness. According to the science, your own platelets encourage this growth by stimulating the stem cells of the hair follicle so PRP therapy may be able to stimulate inactive hair follicles or help hair actively grow.
Since your own platelets containing your unique growth factor are key to your PRP therapy, the procedure begins with a blood draw, just like for a routine blood test at your doctor’s office. Then we spin your blood in a centrifuge so that the PRP is separated from the red blood cells and the plasma is removed in a high concentration.
Then with a local anesthetic to block the nerves in your scalp, the platelet rich plasma is injected directly into the scalp at the same level as the hair follicles. Usually taking less than an hour, the injections cover every half inch of the area where your hair is thinning. You may choose, with Dr Paul C. Cotterill’s advice, to have follow-up treatments every 3 to 4 months.
If your hair has recently begun noticeably thinning, then you are in the early stages of hair loss and a good candidate for PRP therapy at our Toronto office. As a man or woman with natural hair thinning or loss, you still have an adequate number of active hair follicles, even if they produce wispy hair or no hair at all. If you are generally healthy and have realistic expectations for any hair loss treatment, then you are a good candidate for PRP therapy too.
At the same time, we may not recommend PRP therapy for patients who smoke, have low blood pressure, or are on long-term cortisone therapy. We advise postponing PRP therapy or finding another type of hair loss treatment if you:
Platelet Rich Plasma is derived from blood. These plasma-derived platelets are rich in growth factors and proteins, and they can help stimulate possible hair growth. During the PRP therapy for hair loss, a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. PRP injections may trigger natural hair growth as it helps increase blood supply to hair follicles.
PRP therapy is not known to have any side effects, the mild bruising or tenderness at the injection site does not last long and there is no recovery time required. Patients can get back to normal living almost immediately after the procedure. The results of the procedure can be visible within a few weeks.
When you choose Dr Paul C. Cotterill, you are going for nothing less than the best treatment for all your hair concerns:
We offer a range of treatments such as baldness treatment and hair growth therapy in Toronto, call us now.
Get in touch with Dr Paul C. Cotterill to discuss reliable surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options. To find out more about our PRP services and other hair loss solutions, hair growth therapy in Toronto, call us to book your free office consultation with Dr Paul C. Cotterill in person, or set up a virtual consultation using Skype and photos.
Dr Paul C. Cotterill offers baldness treatment and hair growth therapy in Toronto.