Hair loss in both men and women can be emotionally difficult to handle. PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma is changing the game for restoring hair growth and giving hair a thicker appearance. It is an easy procedure that is done in the office with no downtime. PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma promotes hair grown on dormant hair follicles.
Where does the PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma come from?
It is a simple blood draw from the patient. The blood is spun and harvested to get the PRP which is the clear portion of the blood. That is the PRP! Your own blood is used to get the PRP so there is no risk of rejection. These cells are highly concentrated platelets that release growth factors. These growth factors have been shown to stimulate new hair growth on dormant hair follicles. They have also been shown to improve the health and texture of the existing hair.
How much downtime is involved?
There is virtually no downtime. New Vitality Centers uses the only FDA approved medical grade microneedling device called the SkinPen. After numbing cream is placed on the surface of the skin, tiny needles are used to penetrate the skin prior to using the PRP. The PRP is then applied to the head. It is recommended that it remains in place for 24 hours, but it does not mean you cannot go about your daily activities.
How long does each the treatment take?
Each SkinPen treatment takes about an hour. The first portion of the appointment is drawing the blood and obtaining your PRP. The middle portion is the cleansing and numbing the treatment areas which takes about 20 minutes. The final portion is the microneedling itself and applying the PRP.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on your goals, most people get between 3 – 12 treatments; 3-6 being the most common. Most treatments are 3 to 4 weeks apart.
When will I see results?
PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma is regenerative so it will continue to work months after treatment. Although each patient is different usually you begin seeing results about 3 weeks you will notice improvement in hair texture, thickness in the hair shaft and regrowth of hair. It typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see measurable results.
Are there any contraindications to PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma injections may not be appropriate for a patient who: Has blood or bleeding disorders, Is taking blood thinners, Is anemic, Is pregnant, Has a medical condition that could spread or worsen, such as active infection, metastatic disease or certain skin diseases.
What are the side effects of PRP treatment for thinning hair?
PRP is obtained directly from your own blood and this virtually eliminates the possibility of an allergic reaction. Like any treatment involving injections, there may be mild bleeding, small risk of bruising and or infection at the injection site. There may be some tenderness or swelling at the treatment site which can last three to five days.
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