Is PRP Therapy for Hair Restoration right for you?
Hair loss and baldness are not only about losing hair, but it can also affect a person’s self-confidence and can even lead to depression.
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common type of hair loss in both men and women. AGA is a genetically determined hair disorder that for many is an inevitable progression. However, environmental factors can also influence hair characteristics, including hair loss. These factors can include sun exposure, body metabolism, hormones, and iron and thyroid levels.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can help regrow hair by reversing the process that occurs in androgenetic alopecia. Additionally, it reduces ongoing hair loss and increases the diameter of hairs and the density of hair growth.
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It is important to understand that PRP treatment will not result in immediately visible results and hair regrowth is not guaranteed.
PRP therapy alone does not restrain the hormonal component associated with hereditary hair loss or AGA. PRP should be combined with lifestyle changes like, not smoking and eating healthy foods fortified with vitamin D and iron to promote and support hair growth.
We start by drawing a sample of your blood and spin it in a special machine called a centrifuge which separates the platelets. The platelets are then extracted from the spun sample. One of our specially trained physicians will then inject PRP where there is visible hair thinning, this is oftentimes along the hairline, part, vertex, and crown of the scalp.
The entire process may take about 1 hour and patients can return to their regular activities without any limitations.
Because the procedure uses your own blood, risks are minimal. Although very uncommon, some risks associated with PRP can include bleeding, hematoma, infection, and nerve damage.
If you take anticoagulants or have an active scalp infection, chronic liver disease or a low platelet count, PRP is not the right treatment option for you.
Depending on your specific situation, we recommend a total of 4 treatments in a span of 12 months. The first 3 sessions are done monthly sessions in the first 3 months, a fourth treatment is then recommended 6 months later. This would be followed by maintenance treatments every 12 to 18 months.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort, if any, and can return to work the next day.