PRP Hair Restoration is a procedure is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes the body’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help strengthen and restore hair in patients (both men & women) with hair loss.
Hair loss is a prime concern for many men and women these days – whether it is genetic, due to stress, poor haircare or any medical condition including Alopecia Areata or androgenic alopecia. Thanks to advances in medicine and extensive research, new techniques are now available which combat hair loss with ease and are impressing patients and practitioners. Hair Restoration with PRP is showing serious results in preventing and reversing hair loss.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelets from your own blood contain growth factors, cytokines, and proteins that trigger cell repair and regeneration, rejuvenate skin tissue and stimulate hair follicles for enhanced growth. Those growth factors give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. Many fields of medicine are now utilizing PRP for would healing to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue.
How is the PRP Hair Restoration done?
Step 1: A small amount of blood is collected from you and is placed into a centrifuge.
Step 2: After about 10 minutes of centrifugation, the platelets are concentrated and drawn up into a syringe.
Step 3: The scalp is numbed and cleansed lightly.
Step 4: Using a tiny needle, PRP is injected strategically into your scalp in the areas that need improvement.
Note: The Vampire Hair Restoration® procedure isn’t grossly painful. It’s discomforting but tolerable.
Duration: The procedure takes about 1 hour and doesn’t have recovery downtime.
Why PRP Hair Restoration is great!
Options, like prescription drugs, are often partially effective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects. Surgical hair restoration can be expensive and does not treat the underlying medical problems.
Now there is an affordable way for you to improve your hair density without surgery or harmful side effects. PRP Hair Restoration’s 3 treatment protocol of PRP, works well to stimulate inactive or newly aging follicles. It has become a popular treatment to prevent follicular decline, restore follicular health, minimize hair loss and improve hair thinning.
As PRP use in medicine has evolved through continuing research and studies, PRP is now recognized for its role as a natural method for skin, scalp, and hair stimulation.
Number of PRP Hair Restoration procedures needed
The treatment protocol involves 3 sessions (8-12 weeks apart) in order to best restore the health of the hair follicles, and thereafter, one session per year for maintenance. That said, you will still see good results after one treatment.
Who should opt for PRP Hair Restoration?
- People who seek to prevent hair loss
- People with thinning hair
- People with partial hair loss
- People suffering from Alopecia
- Promotes hair growth
- Strengthens hair follicles
- Produces longer, thicker and healthier hair fibers
Advantages of PRP Hair Restoration:
- Time tested proven results
- No downtime
- Safe & effective
- Short treatment time
- Natural results
- It is more affordable
Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration:
- Increases blood supply to the follicle
- Increase shaft size (thickness)
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase
- Controls hair growth cycle
- Decrease hair loss but individual results may vary
PRP Hair Restoration Frequently Asked Questions
What is PRP Hair Restoration?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) hair treatment is a non-invasive hair loss and hair restoration therapy. It involves the extraction of cells rich in proteins from the patient’s blood. The PRP hair treatment begins by drawing a standard amount of blood from the patient. The extracted blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun for a specific period to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cell and other blood components. The platelet-rich plasma is then isolated and injected into the areas of the scalp affected by hair loss or thinning.
Why is PRP Hair Restoration used?
Platelet-rich plasma is a blood component with a high concentration of platelets. When injected into hair follicles, the platelets have a high potential to stimulate hair growth factors and often yield visible results within a few months.
How long does PRP Hair Restoration take?
The PRP hair treatment procedure can be done easily by a professional, and it’s not time-consuming. From the moment of blood extraction to the point of injecting into the scalp, the procedure takes about 30 minutes.
How many PRP Hair Restoration treatments are needed?
The amount of treatments required is dependent on how severe the hair loss is, the current state of the hair, and the appearance you hope to achieve with the hair treatment. Nevertheless, the typical number of treatments is usually three sessions. After each session, the patients will wait for 4 to 6 weeks before taking the next treatment. After the third session, if more treatment sessions are required, the patients will be evaluated to determine the state of the hair condition before the commencement of more treatment.
What not to do after the PRP Hair Restoration
During the first two days after the treatment, you should not visit baths, saunas, swimming pools, gyms, swim in open waters, or use a solarium. There are no other special restrictions. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Who can benefit from PRP Hair Restoration?
- Early male- or female-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia)
- Thinning hair on the scalp or along the hairline, especially near the temples
- Metabolically induced hair thinning or loss
- Fine or thinning hairs in the eyebrows or beard
How long do PRP Hair Restoration results last?
Results often last 6 to 12 months, but this varies from person to person. It takes about 3 months to see optimal results and determine whether you’ll need additional sessions to achieve your ideal outcome.
What is the downtime after a PRP Hair Restoration treatment?
There is little to no downtime involved, as the treatment only involves a quick blood draw and a few injections into the scalp. It’s normal to experience some temporary soreness and redness near your injection sites, but this typically resolves in less than a day.