Hair restoration or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment is a non-surgical method of stimulating hair growth in people experiencing hair thinning or loss. PRP treatment involves taking a small amount of the patient’s blood, processing it to extract the platelet-rich plasma, and then injecting it into the scalp where hair loss is occurring. Platelets contain growth factors that can stimulate hair follicles, promote hair growth, and improve the overall health and quality of the hair. Hair restoration using PRP treatment is a safe and effective alternative to surgical hair transplant procedures and can be used to treat both male and female pattern hair loss. The treatment is minimally invasive and requires little downtime, making it a popular choice for those looking to improve the appearance and health of their hair.
After undergoing hair restoration using PRP treatment, patients can expect to see gradual improvements in the thickness, volume, and quality of their hair. It’s important to note that results may vary depending on the individual’s age, the severity of hair loss, and overall health. Most patients require multiple sessions, usually spaced a few weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. Patients may experience some mild discomfort during the treatment, such as minor swelling, tenderness, or redness in the scalp area. However, these symptoms usually resolve within a few hours to a few days after the procedure. Patients should avoid washing their hair for at least 24 hours after the treatment and avoid any strenuous activities that could cause sweating or irritation to the scalp for a few days following the treatment.
A PRP hair restoration treatment typically takes about 45-60 minutes to complete, including the preparation of the patient’s blood and the injection of the platelet-rich plasma into the scalp.
Most patients require 3-4 treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results. However, the number of treatments needed may vary depending on the patient’s age, severity of hair loss, and overall health.
Most patients experience little to no pain during the PRP hair restoration treatment. However, some may feel mild discomfort, such as a slight burning or pressure sensation during the injections. Your doctor may use a local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort.
PRP hair restoration treatment is generally safe for most individuals. However, it is not recommended for those with active infections or certain medical conditions, such as blood disorders or cancer. It’s important to consult with a doctor to determine if PRP hair restoration treatment is right for you.