PRP Hair Restoration
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated blood plasma containing 3 to 5 times the amount of platelets as standard human blood. It also contains bioactive proteins, mesenchymal stem cells and other benefits that help in hair growth and wound healing.
Published medical literature from the United States and Europe has confirmed the benefits of PRP as being safe for human use. PRP treatments have been available for almost two decades for not only hair loss but also oral surgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedic therapy and sports medicine. During this period, the results were successful and created evidence showing PRP treatments as a positive option for promoting hair growth. PRP therapy against hair loss can be an ideal treatment for anyone who is not a candidate for surgery or seeking a non-invasive approach.
PRP Hair Restoration
Your blood will be drawn in and centrifuged. In a closed sterile system, the PRP will concentrate and separate from the rest of the blood. The PRP will then be injected back into the desired treatment area. A topical anesthetic or nerve block may be given so that you do not feel any pain but will not be sedated.
PRP is considered a safe and natural approach in the treatment of hair loss. The process uses your own blood cells and after concentrating they return to the area of your body in need. There is little risk of infection, allergic reaction or rejection of the immune system. Bruises, headaches and slight redness can occur and depend on each individual treatment.
If you are a smoker or if you frequently use drugs or alcohol, PRP treatment may not be a suitable option. If you have been diagnosed with chronic liver disease, metabolic and systemic disorders, thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, or sepsis, you should speak with one of our doctors for further treatment.
You may need between 3 and 5 sessions that should be repeated every 1 to 2 months. Depending on the severity of hair loss, some patients may need maintenance every 6 months for up to one year. The visible results of new hair growth can usually be seen in the first 3 or 4 months, with further improvement seen in the coming months.