PRP for Hair Restoration

Skin Care Doctors, P.A. is excited to now offer a treatment called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair restoration. Each natural and quick treatment of PRP harnesses the healing power of your own cells have to rejuvenate your hair.

What is PRP and how can it help regrow hair?

Hair thinning and loss can cause your self-confidence to plummet and may lead to a vicious cycle of stress that induces hair loss and hair loss that induces stress. Men and women both suffer from this problem, which can be the result of factors such as hormonal changes, genetics, and aging.

Contrary to popular belief, hair thinning and loss doesn’t usually indicate that your hair follicles are gone. Instead, they are likely dormant, unable to move through the natural cycle of growth and regression. PRP is an excellent solution to this problem that can help people avoid less desirable approaches such as hair transplants or medication.

When we inject your own plasma into your scalp, PRP can produce new stem cells in the root of the hair follicles. This process essentially wakes up the follicles so that they start producing hair again. PRP also stimulates beneficial blood flow that can encourage normal hair growth.

How PRP Treatments are Performed

Every simple and safe PRP treatment starts with going over consents, treatment expectations and application of topical numbing cream. From there, our staff will do a blood draw and place that in a centrifuge. This device spins the small vial of blood at a fast speed to separate the plasma from the unwanted cells. After that, our board-certified providers will readminister the plasma to the treatment areas.

Once the treatment is completed our staff will apply ice packs to the treated areas to help with any discomfort while also going through aftercare instructions. After this is done you will be able to return to your daily routine, though many patients choose to take a day of social downtime.

There is minimal risk of side effects since the process utilizes your own blood. Most commonly, a PRP treatment may cause some mild swelling, redness, or bruising that will fade within a few days.

Results from PRP for Hair

In most cases, multiple PRP treatments sessions are needed to achieve the best results. Your exact treatment plan will vary depending on the nature and degree of your concern. Our team will let you know what you can expect during your in-person consultation.

For hair restoration, the typical PRP session frequency is an induction of 4 treatments done over an 8 month period. Typically, the best growth can be seen several months after your initial round of PRP appointments. From there, one to two maintenance sessions a year are usually enough to sustain the results.

PRP has a high patient satisfaction rate and most people who undergo the treatment are very pleased with their results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate hair growth. There are components in your blood that have healing properties. Specifically, your plasma contains platelets that are known for having high levels of beneficial growth factors.

You’ll experience a range of benefits from your PRP treatment:

    • Stimulate new hair growth
    • Increase thickness of hair
    • Triggers and maintains the growth phase
    • Controls hair growth cycle
    • Decreases hair loss
    • Short treatment sessions
    • Quick recovery

PRP treatments for hair restoration have minimal pain associated with treatments, but that is always dependent on the patient’s pain tolerance. To help with any discomfort our staff will apply a topical numbing cream prior to the treatment. After the treatment is completed we will provide ice packs to minimize any discomfort. There is no downtime after a PRP session. You can return to your daily routine after your appointment, though you may want to take a day of social downtime.

Most people are good candidates for this treatment. PRP is particularly appropriate for individuals who are looking for a natural way to restore their hair growth and regain their youth appearance. There are a few factors that may affect your candidacy, so all patients are required to have a cosmetic consultation to ensure an appropriate plan is created for each individual.

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