What is PRP for Hair Restoration?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, it’s a method that uses your own blood platelets to stimulate hair growth. PRP can help patients who are experiencing thinning hair to achieve a fuller head of hair safely and naturally.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and requires no downtime. It is minimally-invasive, and patients generally experience little to no discomfort associated with this procedure.
How is PRP for Hair Restoration Performed?
PRP is a simple procedure that begins by gently numbing the area to be treated with a local anesthetic. While waiting for it to take effect, a blood sample is collected to be separated in a centrifuge. Once separated the platelet rich plasma is placed in a syringe so it can be injected just below the scalp’s surface. A single procedure typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Restoration
People regularly choose PRP for hair restoration because it is such a simple procedure. It can also provide some tremendous benefits, a few of which include:
- Little to no risk of reaction
- Stimulates hair follicle growth
- Can reduce miniaturization (shrinking of hair follicles)
- Works for both men and women
- Benefits are seen gradually over time, making it less noticeable you’ve undergone a procedure
- Preparing for PRP for Hair Restoration
Recovery from PRP for Hair Restoration
Your scalp may feel slightly numb just after a treatment, but this feeling should go away on its own within a couple of hours. In the meantime, you are free to resume normal activities.
Is PRP for Hair Restoration Right for Me?
PRP can be an effective method to help If you have thinning hair. It cannot be used to fill in bald spots. Your scalp should be in good condition with no open sores or lesions. The best way to know if this procedure is a good fit for you is to schedule a consultation.