If you suffer from unwanted hair loss, thinning hair, or have been diagnosed with alopecia, there’s a new and exciting hair restoration service you need to know about. Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) hair restoration treatment could be your answer to achieving the fuller, thicker, healthier hair you’ve been missing.
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative treatment that is most commonly used to help repair injuries and arthritis. Hair restoration treatment works by stimulating the body to produce new hair follicles.
What is Platelet-rich Plasma?
PRP is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood. Rich in growth factors, the concentrate can have therapeutic, regenerative effects when injected into the body.
Rejuvenating Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration Treatment
In addition to new growth, many people also notice a significant improvement in the overall health of their hair.
A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology in June of 2018 highlights the benefits of PRP:
“[PRP] has been invented to restore the natural beauty by starting the natural rejuvenation process of the skin and aiming to make it function as a younger one and to keep the skin youthful and maintain it.”
The study goes on to explain, “Besides that, it [has] also emerged to include [hair] as a new injectable procedure to enable stimulating hair growth locally and topically; preventing its fall; improving hair shaft, hair stem, and its caliber; increasing its shine, vitality, and pliability; and declining hair splitting and breakage. Thus, youth is in your blood as it has a magical power imposed in the platelet factors.”
Is PRP right for me?
Any patient, male or female, suffering from hair loss may be a candidate for PRP hair restoration. If you have suffered from thinning hair, receding hairline, female or male pattern baldness, or have been diagnosed with alopecia, you may experience significant results from PRP.
“PRP treatment is a well studied minimally invasive treatment that is very effective for patients with androgenic alopecia.”Dr. Samer Hijaz, Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Radiologist at Cosmetic Center by VIVA
Benefits of PRP for hair:
- Increases blood supply to the hair follicles
- Stimulates new hair growth
- Increases a thicker hair shaft
- Reverses hair loss
- Builds fullness
- Restores shine
- Strengthens hair against dead-ends and breakage
Frequently Asked Questions about PRP Hair Restoration
What can I expect during PRP treatment?
If you’re thinking about getting PRP hair restoration, you may be wondering what to expect. Most often, you’ll schedule a consultation first to determine if PRP is right for you. If you’re a candidate for PRP and you decide to pursue the treatment, you’ll schedule an appointment for treatment.
During your next appointment, you can expect a simple three-step process and minimal discomfort. Your treatment will begin with a simple blood draw. Next, your blood is processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the plasma. This separation concentrates the platelets to nine times that of whole blood.
Using a very thin needle, the platelet-rich plasma is then injected directly into your scalp. A topical numbing agent may be used if needed.
Are there any negative side effects of PRP?
Most patients do not experience any negative side effects from PRP treatment. Side effects are rare but may include bruising, infection, nerve damage, headache, or mild pain at the injection site.
How many PRP treatments will I need?
PRP treatment plans vary from patient to patient. Depending on your hair loss and desired results, you may require multiple sessions. Most patients achieve great results within just four treatments, typically spaced one month apart. Maintenance treatment is then advised twice yearly.
How long will my PRP treatment last?
PRP hair loss treatment will last for the entire length of the hair cycle, as long as good care is taken using the right shampoo and topical products. Most patients require maintenance treatment two times a year to stimulate continued growth.
PRP hair restoration at Cosmetic Center by VIVA
Experience this innovative treatment under the care of the experts you trust. We’re pleased to provide you with access to PRP hair loss treatment right here in our community. Schedule a consultation at Cosmetic Center by VIVA to begin your hair restoration journey: (540) 376-7777.