PRP For Hair Restoration
What Is PRP?
PRP is platelet-rich plasma, a product that is present in the blood. Platelet-rich plasma is a nutrient-dense fluid that stimulates cellular regeneration within microenvironments like the hair follicles, joints, and also the skin. Platelets are robust cells that contain numerous growth factors, each of which is involved in certain cellular processes.
How Does PRP Work For Hair Restoration?
The primary purpose of PRP treatment for hair loss is to stimulate activity in your hair follicles. This may prompt an active phase of hair growth in follicles that have become inactive. PRP injections into the scalp may also support the active phase of newly implanted hair follicles. This occurs through the action of various growth factors.
How Long Do PRP Injections Take?
Injection treatment begins with a brief blood draw that takes less than a minute. Then, a topical numbing medication is placed on your scalp for a few minutes. Injections are meticulously positioned every half-inch across the area of thinning. As precise as this step is, it usually takes less than thirty minutes from start to finish.
What Happens After The PRP Procedure?
In most cases, there is zero downtime after PRP hair treatment. Because injections stimulate an inflammatory cascade that repairs tissue, you are advised NOT to take any kind of anti-inflammatory medication to manage comfort. Our staff will discuss appropriate medications or strategies to minimize the discomfort that may occur after injections.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Consistency is crucial for satisfactory results from PRP hair restoration. Treatments are typically scheduled monthly for a few months. You can expect to begin noticing improvement within two to three months. After the initial series of treatments, injections are repeated every three to six months depending on individual response and results.
What Are The Advantages Of This Procedure?
Platelet-rich plasma is a promising hair restoration product for several reasons.
- PRP is completely organic; it is harvested from the blood.
- Treatment is safe and convenient, and it works.
- PRP can be prescribed as the sole form of treatment or it may coincide with traditional therapies ranging from medications such as Minoxidil to hair restoration surgery.
PRP treatment for hair loss may be appropriate for patients with androgenic alopecia at the crown and hairline. Women with alopecia and men and women with diffuse thinning may also achieve desirable results from appropriate PRP techniques.
What Are The Risks?
The risk of complications from PRP hair treatment is very low. Common side effects include minor discomfort at injection sites, itching, swelling, and dry scalp.
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