How Does Exosome Therapy Differ From PRP Therapy?

Hair loss can make you feel embarrassed or overwhelmed when trying to manage it. Caused by stress, hairstyles, certain hair products, hormones, genetics, or an autoimmune issue, you may feel unsure about the next steps. One of the essential parts to decreasing hair loss and encouraging hair growth is diagnosing an underlying reason. Whether you have thinning hair because of COVID-19 stress, genetics, or a combination of alopecia issues, board-certified physicians Dr. Anil Shah and Dr. Sameea Chughtai at Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL will work with you to find a solution and develop a treatment plan. Once Dr. Shah and Dr. Chughtai have diagnosed the issue, they can discuss your treatment options, like exosome therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). Both of these treatments offer a variety of benefits. To learn more about the differences, we encourage you to read through the blog then schedule an appointment.

Hair restoration consultation

At Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL, both treatment options will begin with a comprehensive hair evaluation. During your appointment, Dr. Shah and Dr. Chughtai will:

  • assess your scalp
  • look at your baldness pattern
  • discuss your stress levels
  • review your medical history

This will help them diagnose the condition and determine what treatments work best for you. If PRP therapy or exosome therapy can help you, they will detail the benefits of both.

What is PRP Therapy for hair loss?

PRP therapy uses platelet-rich plasma to stimulate hair follicles. After a comprehensive scalp analysis, Dr. Shah and Chughtai may see that you have a miniaturization of the hair follicles. This symptom can cause thinning and hair loss. If you do experience this issue, PRP therapy can target your follicles, so they grow healthier and fuller. To do this, we draw about a tablespoon of blood from your arm and place it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins rapidly and separates the platelet-rich plasma from your blood. Next, we administer a local anesthetic and inject the nutrient-rich solution into your scalp. Often, this step is followed by microneedling, which helps it absorb more easily into the scalp.

What is exosome therapy for hair loss?

Made by stem cells, exosomes help rejuvenate cells and influence their behavior. To help stimulate hair growth and encourage healing, we can inject the exosomes into the scalp for patients who experience thinning, shedding, or bald patches. We will harvest your stem cells and place them in a centrifuge to separate the stem cells' exosomes. Once separated, we apply a local anesthetic and inject the exosomes into your scalp.

Learn more about hair restoration treatments

At Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL, we proudly offer regenerative medicine to significantly improve the appearance of your hair. For men and women who suffer from hair loss, please schedule an appointment to learn more about exosome therapy or PRP therapy. Both treatments offer various benefits, and when combined with other procedures, they can make a significant difference in your hair. While hair loss can cause an enormous amount of stress, please know that Dr. Anil Shah and Dr. Sameea Chughtai will be with you every step of the way through your hair journey.