PRP Hair Restoration

What is PRP hair restoration?

PRP hair restoration, short for Platelet-Rich Plasma hair restoration, is an innovative and non-surgical hair rejuvenation procedure designed to stimulate hair growth and improve hair thickness and density. It utilizes the patient’s own blood platelets, which are rich in growth factors, to promote hair follicle health and combat hair loss.

During a PRP hair restoration session, a small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn, and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood components. This concentrated PRP solution is then carefully injected into the scalp at targeted areas with thinning hair or hair loss. The growth factors in PRP stimulate inactive hair follicles and encourage them to enter an active growth phase, resulting in new hair growth over time.

PRP hair restoration is generally well-tolerated by patients and is considered a minimally invasive procedure. Before the injections, a local anesthetic may be applied to the scalp to minimize discomfort during the treatment. Most patients report minimal pain, with only mild soreness or redness at the injection sites, which typically subsides quickly.

The timeline for results can vary from person to person. Some patients may start noticing improvements in hair thickness and density after a few weeks, while others may take a few months to observe noticeable changes. Consistency with the recommended treatment plan is crucial to achieve optimal results.

The number of PRP hair restoration sessions required depends on individual factors such as the extent of hair loss and the patient’s response to treatment. In most cases, a series of three to four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is recommended initially. Afterward, periodic maintenance treatments may be advised to sustain and enhance the results.

PRP hair restoration appointments are known for their efficiency and convenience. On average, a single PRP session typically takes about 45-60 minutes from start to finish. This duration may vary depending on individual factors and the specific clinic’s protocols.

The appointment process generally involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: Your first appointment may involve a consultation with a qualified medical professional who specializes in PRP hair restoration. During this initial meeting, the healthcare provider will assess your medical history, examine your scalp and hair condition, and discuss your hair restoration goals and candidacy for treatment.
  2. Blood draw: Once you and your healthcare provider have decided that PRP hair restoration is a suitable option for you, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm. This process is similar to a routine blood test you might experience during a regular medical check-up.
  3. PRP preparation: After the blood draw, the collected sample will be placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood. This step usually takes around 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. PRP injection: Once the PRP is ready, the healthcare provider will begin the injection process. They will carefully administer the PRP solution into the areas of your scalp where hair thinning or hair loss has occurred.
  5. Post-treatment care: After the injections, your healthcare provider may provide you with some post-treatment instructions to follow. These instructions might include recommendations on scalp care and lifestyle adjustments to optimize the results.

Before the PRP hair restoration procedure, it’s essential to consult with a qualified medical professional who can assess your suitability for the treatment and address any concerns. Leading up to the session, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications to maximize the platelet response. After the treatment, it’s best to refrain from vigorous physical activity and exposure to excessive heat for a day or two. Additionally, following any post-treatment instructions provided by the medical professional will help optimize the results and recovery process.

For additional information, please call or text us at 902‑200‑0043. A member of the Sundays team will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

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