Hair restoration with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a non-surgical treatment that uses a patient's own blood plasma to stimulate hair growth and improve hair density. During the procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and then processed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the rest of the blood components. The concentrated PRP solution is then injected into the scalp in areas where hair loss or thinning has occurred, promoting the growth of new hair follicles and improving the overall health and thickness of existing hair. Hair restoration with PRP is considered a safe and effective treatment option for patients with hair loss, and can be used alone or in combination with other hair restoration procedures for optimal results.
Sessions are typically 45-60 minutes.
PRP hair restoration involves taking a small amount of the patient's own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red blood cells. The resulting platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the scalp to promote hair growth and thickness.
Most patients report minimal pain or discomfort during the procedure, which is typically done using local anesthesia. Some patients may experience mild soreness or tenderness at the injection site for a few days after the procedure.
The number of treatments required can vary depending on the patient's individual needs and goals. Some patients may see significant results after just one treatment, while others may require multiple treatments spaced several months apart to achieve optimal results.
PRP therapy is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, with few side effects. However, as with any medical procedure, there is a small risk of infection, bleeding, or allergic reaction. Your APRN will discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with you prior to treatment.
It can take several months to see significant results from PRP hair restoration, as the hair follicles take time to grow and thicken. Most patients begin to see improvements in hair density and thickness within three to six months after treatment.