PRP Hair Restoration FAQ

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What is PRP treatment for hair restoration?

PRP hair restoration consists of application of your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) topically and by injection into the area of thinning hair to stimulate new hair growth and improve health and texture of existing hair.

How does the PRP treatment work?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to stimulate and nourish follicles for hair growth. Highly concentrated plasma contains platelets that release growth factors; these growth factors have been shown to generate new hair and improve the density and health of your existing hair.

Is there any discomfort and downtime with this treatment?

We use local anesthetic to make the treatment very comfortable. There is minimal tenderness and mild swelling in the injection sites for 3-5 days following the treatment.

How long does it take for a single treatment?

The entire treatment including preparation of your PRP in our office, cleaning of your treatment area, injection of the PRP into the scalp and Micropen treatment of scalp takes less than an hour for most patients.

What results should I expect from my PRP treatment?

PRP has been used as thinning hair treatment in female pattern hair loss for over 10 years and recently is catching a lot of attention in cosmetic medicine due to its benefits. PRP contains a rich and concentrated mix of cytokines and growth factors which can be activated and injected into the areas of thinning hair; leading to stimulation of dormant hair follicles and hair regeneration. It has been observed that, at the very least, PRP treatment improves hair health, strength, individual hair diameter and prevents further hair loss which can maintain the current number of hairs and improve the health and quality of your current hairs; and at best induce new hair growth the degree of which varies from person to person.

How many treatments will I need for hair restoration?

We recommend one to two treatments six months apart for women and three treatments for men. You will need maintenance treatments every one to two years thereafter to maintain the results of your PRP hair regeneration treatment.

How soon will I see results from my PRP treatment?

Although you will start to see improvement in hair texture, thickness of hair shaft and growth of new hairs in the treated area within two weeks after treatment, it typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see measurable results.

Does PRP treatment need to be repeated for prevention of hair loss?

Unfortunately, the results of PRP treatment for hair regrowth are not permanent. Nothing can change your genetic predisposition for hair loss and hair loss will return if no maintenance type treatment is done. Most patients with female pattern hair loss who respond to PRP hair loss treatment, require repeat treatment anywhere between 12-24 months after their initial treatment. As with your initial treatment, it may take another three to six months to see measurable improvement in hair density. Subsequently, PRP may need to be repeated periodically depending on your individual response to PRP therapy, your genetics, the extent of your hair loss and if you are using any other adjunctive treatments ( such as Philip Kingsley Thrichotherapy Regime) with your PRP hair loss treatments. Additional treatment frequency will also depend on your hair treatment goals.

Are the results from all PRP treatments the same?

Sadly not, and this is where your PRP hair loss treatment provider selection can make all the difference!

At our office, we use the FDA-approved Regen PRP system to separate your Platelet Rich Plasma. We have our customized blend of medications, nutrients, vitamins to improve scalp circulation for maximum follicle stimulation in female pattern hair loss.

We thrive for patient satisfaction and have a close follow up to measure results so we know that our PRP  protocols are providing significant stimulation of hair regrowth and hair follicle rejuvenation.

What are the side effects of PRP treatment for thinning hair?

Because the PRP is obtained from you, it virtually eliminates the possibility of allergic reaction. Like with any treatment involving needle injections there mild bleeding, easily controlled with application of pressure

There is a small risk of bruising and of infection at the injection site

There is some tenderness in the treated area which can last a few days.

In a small number of individuals, there may be mild swelling of the treated area which can last a few days.

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