When you start losing your hair, it’s only normal to feel concerned. While it is normal to lose about 50 to 100 strands per day, certain conditions, such as aging or disease, can lead to more loss. However, even if your hair strands want to pack their bags and leave your scalp, it doesn’t mean you can’t stop the process.
Enter PRP and Nutrafol—two kinds of treatments that work very well together to stimulate your hair growth. Both offer your hair follicles the nutrients that they need, employing different methods. In this blog, you will find out how PRP and Nutrafol work, and most importantly, why pairing them may benefit you.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (simply put, PRP) is a treatment that uses your own blood to trigger the healing of your follicles. For a long time, PRP has been used to accelerate wound healing, which is why it makes sense that it would also be used to heal dormant or damaged follicles. This is because platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors that trigger tissue regeneration and cell reproduction.
When the PRP is injected into the scalp, the growth factors will energize your hair follicles and encourage new strands to grow. Not only can the number of hairs increase, but the thickness can also improve. Additionally, since PRP uses your own blood to promote hair growth, the risk of allergies or chemical reactions with other products is quite low.
By itself, PRP is a great treatment option to handle hair loss and thinning. It’s natural, as it taps into the repair system of your body. However, hair loss issues are often complex, with a variety of causes. Since it has an average of 70 percent effectiveness, PRP should not always be used as a standalone treatment.
This is why professionals from the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa recommend combining the treatment with supplements like Nutrafol.
Nutrafol contains a blend of natural ingredients that can promote healthy hair growth, the most important being:
The saw palmetto herb is usually given to those who suffer from an enlarged prostate but some studies showed that it may also be useful for hair loss. This herb has shown that it can inhibit the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, which turns testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is often the part responsible for hair loss, so by inhibiting the enzyme that creates it, you reduce hair loss as well.
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic medicine that is often used to combat anxiety and stress, but it can be useful for hair loss. This herb has a compound called withanolides, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This action can support hair growth and reduce inflammation. Plus, stress may potentially lead to hair loss as well—so, Ashwagandha’s anti-anxiety effects can help you relax and reduce stress-related hair loss.
Collagen is an essential compound for growth and healing, which is why it makes sense you would need it for your hair. Marine collagen, sourced from marine beings, has shown to be quite effective when it comes to hair restoration and scalp healing. Paired with PRP restoration, it will help the injection sites heal faster while strengthening the hair.
Both PRP treatments and Nutrafol supplements work very well by themselves in promoting hair growth. However, when used together, they are a powerful weapon against hair loss. PRP triggers hair regeneration whereas Nutrafol enhances and prolongs the process. Schedule an appointment with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa, and sign up for hair restoration with PRP and Nutrafol.
For more information about hair restoration with PRP and Nutrafol, you can contact the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa at 713-807-1000. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. You may also fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.