PRP HAIR RESTORATION
Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) can be used for hair thinning and hair loss in men and woman. For some patients it has helped regrow hair for hereditary cases as well as other causes of hair loss.
WHAT IS PRP HAIR RESTORATION?
Studies published over the last 10-years have found PRP injections to be an effective treatment in stimulating new hair growth in both men and women. PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a treatment that uses growth factors derived and concentrated from the patient’s own blood. It is then injected into the patient’s scalp. Basically, PRP stimulates hair growth!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Hair growth cycles through 3-stages: Anagen, the growth phase, is where nourishment of the hair follicle enables hair growth which continues for 3-5 years. Catagen, the transition phase, is where the hair detaches from the follicle and signals the end of the growth phase. Telogen is when the detaches and falls out. After telogen, the follicle is reactivated and new hair growth begins. PRP stimulates hair growth during the anagen phase.
Evidence from published studies shows a definite beneficial role in hair regrowth. Most studies done to date conclude that PRP injections are effective for most forms of hair loss. Patients have rated their outcome satisfaction at greater than 70%. Realself.com surveys found a 92% patient approval rating. Individual results, of course, will vary.
This affordable treatment effectively can halt or reverse the thinning hair follicles. Hair regrowth will be gradual as new hair grows only in the anagen phase of the hair cycle.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Once you come back for your appointment, your blood will be drawn for processing. The doctor will anesthetize your scalp by injection. Conscious sedation is offered if you prefer. Once the PRP is processed it will be injected into your scalp with a small needle. You should expect to be in the clinic for about one hour, but most of this time is for the preparing of your PRP.
Results will become noticeable 4-6 months after treatment. Treatments should be performed every 4-6 weeks for 4-6 months to match the natural hair growth cycle. Follow up treatments every 6-12 months will maintain hair growth and renewal.