PRP therapy is a treatment that uses the patient’s own blood to help promote hair growth. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is safe, fast, and effective. If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning, PRP therapy may be the solution for you.
The Best Candidates for PRP Therapy
PRP injections are designed to thicken, strengthen and grow hair follicles that are still functioning – even if those follicles appear to be very weak. The best candidates for PRP therapy are those who have thinning or balding hair, but are not completely bald.
People who lose hair because of high-stress levels are great candidates for PRP therapy. Hair loss from stress is not a chronic condition and can be treated easily. PRP therapy can also help those with alopecia or male/female pattern baldness. If someone has suffered a recent hair loss, they could also take advantage of PRP therapy.
A small blood sample is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge. The spinning action physically separates the solid and liquid parts of the blood. The platelets are then collected, processed, and injected immediately into the areas of the scalp affected by hair loss.
Using the patient’s own blood in therapy reduces the risk of infection. The platelets are specifically tailored to the patient’s own body, making it a more efficient and effective treatment. The procedure could take several minutes to complete, so the doctor will apply a local anesthetic to help you feel comfortable.
There is no downtime after a PRP injection. You may experience some redness or swelling at the injection site, but this should go away within a few days. You can return to your normal activities immediately following the procedure.
What to Expect
Although PRP therapy is safe, you should still be aware of the minimal risks involved. These include bruising and swelling in the areas of the scalp that receive therapy. There is also a minor risk of the injected platelets not taking effect. However, these risks are minimal and a qualified medical professional can manage them.
You should expect to see results from 6 to 12 months after your treatment. Some people notice results at just three months, with most people seeing a visible difference in hair growth after three to six months.
Is PRP Therapy Right For You?
Many people who have undergone PRP therapy say that they see a noticeable difference in their hair after just one treatment. They report that their hair is shinier, fuller, and more lustrous.
If you are struggling with hair loss, call us to find out if PRP therapy is right for you.