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The Power of PRP and Nutrafol for Men’s Hair Loss


Did you know that hair loss affects millions of men worldwide? According to studies, approximately 85% of men experience some form of hair loss by the age of 50. Hair loss can significantly impact a man’s self-esteem and confidence. However, there are effective treatments available that can aid in the hair restoration process for men. In this article, we will review two solutions for male hair loss: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and Nutrafol supplements. These treatments have gained popularity due to their success rates and ability to promote hair growth. We will also explore the advantages of combining these treatments for maximum results. 

Men's Hair Loss Statistics

It is reported that over 35 million men in the United States alone experience hair loss. According to the American Hair Loss Association, Androgenetic alopecia, also known as common male pattern baldness (MPB), is responsible for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of thirty-five, approximately two-thirds of American men will experience noticeable hair loss. Surprisingly, about a quarter of men with male pattern baldness begin to experience hair loss before they even reach the age of twenty-one.


Despite the high prevalence of hair loss, only a small percentage of men actively seek treatment. This may be due to various reasons, including the stigma associated with male pattern baldness, lack of awareness about available solutions, or skepticism about the effectiveness of treatments. Furthermore, concerns about potential side effects and risks associated with hair restoration treatments may deter some men from seeking professional help. However, it is important to note that reputable clinics and dermatologists, such as Bryn Mawr Dermatology (BMD) and its team, prioritize safety and adhere to stringent protocols during hair restoration procedures.

Supplements for Men

While advanced treatments such as hair transplants and PRP are available, men can also derive significant benefits by including hair health supplements as part of their hair restoration journey. Among the numerous hair loss products available, Nutrafol stands out as a clinically studied and proven solution that has demonstrated an impressive 80% improvement in hair regrowth.


Nutrafol is a physician-formulated supplement specifically designed to address the underlying causes of hair loss, such as hormones, stress, lifestyle, metabolism, aging, and nutrition in both men and women. It consists of a blend of natural ingredients and essential nutrients that target the underlying causes of hair loss. Nutrafol’s unique formula aims to rebalance hormone levels, reduce inflammation, and provide the necessary nutrients for healthy hair growth.


Clinical studies have shown promising results with Nutrafol. Many men and women who have incorporated Nutrafol into their daily routine have experienced improvements in hair thickness, volume, and overall scalp coverage. However, Nutrafol is a dietary supplement and should be taken as part of a well-rounded approach to hair care. Consulting with a dermatologist or healthcare professional is recommended to determine if Nutrafol suits your needs and receive personalized advice on its usage.


If you want to explore Nutrafol and its benefits for men’s hair restoration, you can visit Bryn Mawr Dermatology’s online shop. We offer a range of Nutrafol products aimed to support hair growth and combat hair thinning.


What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative and non-surgical procedure for hair restoration. PRP utilizes the patient’s own blood, which is processed to separate platelets rich in growth factors. Injecting PRP into areas with reduced terminal hair growth, such as the scalp, eyebrows, and beard area, can significantly improve hair health. Research has demonstrated that the growth factors present in PRP stimulate active hair follicles to remain in the anagen phase, which is the stage when hair cells are actively produced, and hair grows longer. Additionally, PRP can potentially revitalize previously dormant hair follicles, prompting them to resume hair production. This treatment offers a promising solution for individuals seeking natural and effective hair restoration without the need for invasive procedures.


Participants in PRP studies who have undergone a series of PRP injections have reported several positive changes, including a narrower part line, reduced visibility of the scalp through the hair, less pronounced receding hairlines, signs of new hair growth in previously bald areas, and improved hair volume and shine. 


The PRP procedure is a straightforward and simple process, which can be summarized as follows:


  • The first step of the PRP process involves drawing the patient’s blood with the assistance of the medical team to ensure comfort and safety. Recommendations for a smooth blood draw include staying hydrated, having food in the stomach to prevent lightheadedness, and trusting the expert team.
  • The drawn blood is then centrifuged for 10 minutes, separating different blood substances based on density.
  • The golden-coloured PRP, free of red blood cells, is carefully drawn and reintegrated into the scalp.
  • After the procedure, patients receive aftercare instructions for taking care, including UV protection and hydration.
  • The treatment may cause manageable irritation, pinpoint bleeding (resolving within an hour), swelling, and bruising.
  • Discomfort is significantly improved by the time the patient leaves the office, although the treated area may remain tender for 24-48 hours.


However, the effectiveness of PRP for hair restoration can depend on various factors, such as the extent of hair loss, underlying causes, and individual response to the treatment. Hence, it is recommended first to consult a qualified dermatologist to assess your specific condition and learn more about the right course of action for your hair restoration journey. 

The Importance of Combining Treatments For Maximum Benefits

When addressing hair loss, combining treatments such as PRP and Nutrafol can provide synergistic effects and maximize results. Here are some factors that highlight the importance of combining treatments for maximum benefits:


  • Addressing Multiple Causes: Hair loss can have multiple root causes, and addressing them simultaneously yields better results. Nutrafol supplements target hair loss from within, addressing nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances contributing to hair thinning. PRP, on the other hand, works externally by stimulating hair follicles and promoting growth. PRP improves blood circulation and delivers growth factors, while Nutrafol provides essential nutrients and supports overall hair health. Combining these treatments can address various factors contributing to hair loss concurrently.


  • Synergistic Effect: PRP and Nutrafol can work synergistically to amplify their individual benefits. PRP enhances the effectiveness of Nutrafol by improving nutrient delivery to the hair follicles, while Nutrafol nourishes the follicles and supports the regenerative effects of PRP.


A research study published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery investigated the efficacy of combining Nutrafol and PRP for hair restoration and found notable enhancements in hair density and thickness in participants. The key to getting holistic treatment is to consult with a qualified dermatologist or hair restoration specialist who can tailor the treatment plan to individual needs.

Why Choose Bryn Mawr Dermatology?

We at Bryn Mawr Dermatology pride ourselves on delivering exceptional hair restoration solutions backed by cutting-edge techniques and experienced medical professionals. With a focus on personalized care, we understand that each individual’s hair loss concerns are unique and tailor treatment plans accordingly. Our goal is to prioritize our clients’ well-being and satisfaction, providing a comfortable and supportive environment throughout the hair restoration journey.


At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, our holistic approach to hair restoration greatly enhances the chances of achieving thicker, fuller hair and improved scalp coverage. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to staying at the forefront of advancements in the field, ensuring you receive state-of-the-art treatments and the most effective solutions available.


If you’re looking for a reliable and results-driven hair restoration provider, it’s time to take the next step. Schedule a consultation with us today, and learn more about our services. Contact us at 610-410-9219 or fill out our online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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