PRP Hair Restoration is a non-surgical solution for hair loss in both men and women. Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors that naturally stimulate the development of new hair follicles while improving the health of existing hair follicles.
Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors.
Growth factors, in a sense, play the role of messengers, signaling skin cells to function. These growth factors can help stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.Yuliya, MSN, FNP-C and her team Medically Certified Aestheticians use a unique process when using PRP for hair regrowth. There is first a standard blood draw from the patient’s arm. After being spun down in a centrifuge, the red blood cells are separated from the plasma. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles.
Typically, the entire procedure takes less than a half hour; injections beginning across the scalp, approximately at every half inch over the area of thinning hair.
PRP is best used for patients with thinning hair that typically occurs along the top of the head. In women, this might look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head.
Consistency is key. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s response and results. Following this protocol, anticipated results can first be seen within two to three months. Initially patients see a decrease in shedding and the general consensus is receiving treatments every three to six months is optimal for regrowth and stopping hair from falling out.
What to Expect
First, a blood sample is obtained and processed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area being treated. The PRP is then administered with a fine needle in a series of injections on the scalp.
Mild swelling and redness can be expected 1-2 days following the treatment. It is recommended to avoid vigorous activity until the swelling has subsided. There is no other downtime following the procedure. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months but is typically evident between 5-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment. For best results, a series of 4 sessions is typically recommended.
To find out more about PRP options for your call the scheduling team at Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center at (843) 669-2220 to book your Free consultation.