Individuals suffering from hair loss may find platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration a promising procedure. PRP hair restoration uses the platelets of a patient’s own blood. These platelets contain growth factors that send signals to the cells to stimulate natural hair growth. PRP treatments also increase the blood supply in the targeted areas to help maintain hair regrowth.
Am I a Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?
Men and women suffer from hair loss in different ways. Women usually deal with diffuse hair loss, and men suffer from crown-pattern hair loss. Platelet-rich plasma is a hair loss treatment for both women and men.
It is recommended for candidates noticing hair loss to act quickly because the treatment typically responds better during the early stages of hair loss.
Overall, anyone suffering from hair loss can benefit from this treatment. However, individuals on blood thinners, heavy smokers, and those with a history of alcohol or drug misuse should consult their physician before undergoing PRP therapy.
Fill out our online contact form to find out if you’re a candidate and learn how much your PRP hair restoration treatment will cost.
What Is the PRP Hair Restoration Process?
The PRP procedure usually involves three treatments, but this may vary according to your needs. Typically, the sessions are spaced four to six weeks apart. Each treatment involves three steps.
Step 1: Blood Draw
Blood is drawn from the patient, similar to how blood is taken for lab testing.
Step 2: Purifying and Concentrating the Blood Plasma
The blood is put into a centrifuge that separates the fluids. Within 10 minutes, the blood is divided into three layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells.
Step 3: Injecting the PRP
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn into a syringe and strategically injected into the scalp. The PRP then signals activity in the hair follicles to promote the growth of new hair.
What Results Can I Expect After PRP Treatment?
Hair restoration treatment with PRP generally results in an increase in hair growth for the patient. PRP has been scientifically shown to increase hair count and thickness.
After undergoing the first series of PRP therapy treatments, further treatments can be performed every four to six months to maintain hair regrowth.
Are There Any Risks With PRP Therapy?
Due to the injection of blood into the scalp, there are risks of certain side effects. These may include injury to blood vessels, calcification at the injection points, infection, and scar tissue. However, because the PRP is derived from your own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Discuss any concerns you may have with your aesthetic provider.
Can I Combine PRP Treatment With Other Procedures?
PRP treatment is not only used for hair restoration, but it is used as a skin rejuvenating treatment as well. PRP skin rejuvenation repairs damaged tissues within the body. Certain areas of the body may lack blood flow, causing reduced healing to scars, wrinkles, loose skin, and sun damage.
PRP for skin rejuvenation works similar to PRP hair therapy. During treatment, the client’s blood is drawn and then the platelets are concentrated and injected into the dermis (the deeper layer) of the skin. The growth factors in the platelets repair any damages or injuries in the targeted area and stimulate new cell development. This makes PRP ideal for combining with Scarlet RF microneedling and fractional CO₂ treatments.
Want to Learn More About PRP Hair Restoration?
Anyone interested in PRP hair restoration or skin rejuvenating treatments can schedule a consultation at AesthetiCare Cosmetic Surgery Institute. Fill out our online contact form to learn more about PRP treatments at our San Juan Capistrano facility. Patients often visit our office from Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and other Orange County cities.