Hair loss is a widespread condition affecting men and women. It happens when hair falls out faster than it grows back, leading to thinning, receding hairline, and bald patches. Factors like age, genetics, hormones, stress, environment, and medical conditions may cause it.
Hair loss can affect self-esteem, but effective treatments like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy have been developed to slow or reverse it. PRP Injections are commonly used in medical and aesthetic treatments, leveraging the body’s natural healing properties to address various conditions.
White Diamond Medical Clinic & Spa offers PRP Hair Restoration services to help rejuvenate your hair and restore confidence. We are committed to providing the best care possible so you can feel great about your hair again.
What is PRP hair restoration?
PRP for hair loss is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes the stem cells and growth factors from the patient’s own blood to trigger the growth of hair from resting or miniaturized hair follicles.
How does PRP for hair restoration work?
If the hair follicles or hair roots are healthy, the growth of the hair is healthy. Hair follicles survive on the nutrition they get from the blood supply. PRP consists of your own blood plasma concentrated with 3-5 times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. These concentrated platelets contain protein and growth factors which:
- Attract stem cells
- Help stimulate hair follicle growth
- Increase circulation to hair follicles
- Decrease inflammation
Benefits of PRP hair restoration
Embracing the benefits of PRP therapy for hair loss heralds a new era in non-surgical interventions. This innovative approach offers many advantages, establishing it as a sought-after solution. The non-surgical nature of PRP therapy eliminates the need for invasive procedures, reducing associated risks and downtime.
Safety takes center stage as PRP utilizes the patient’s own blood components, minimizing the risk of adverse reactions. Efficacy defines PRP’s prowess, stimulating hair follicles and promoting natural hair growth.
With these benefits of PRP therapy, individuals can embark on a transformative journey towards a fuller, healthier head of hair, embracing a non-surgical, safe, and effective solution to combat hair loss.
Your PRP hair restoration consultation
During your consultation, your eligibility for the procedure will be confirmed. You will be asked about your complete medical history.
Since the treatment will require a healthy number of platelets, candidates must not have critical thrombocytopenia or a low platelet count. Candidates must also have no active skin infection or any type of blood cancer in the treatment area.
Those who are undergoing anti-coagulation therapy must consult with their doctor before considering PRP hair restoration treatment.
Once your eligibility for the treatment is confirmed, you will be given an overview of your treatment plan.
How to prepare for a PRP hair restoration treatment
Before you can begin your PRP hair regrowth treatment, you must take a break from any steroid medications for at least three weeks.
A week before your treatment, avoid taking anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant medications.
Stay hydrated and get a full night’s sleep before your treatment.
What should I expect at the time of my treatment of PRP for hair restoration?
PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated in three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
PRP hair restoration aftercare
After your PRP hair restoration treatment, there is no downtime. You can resume your regular activities immediately. However, it is highly recommended to rest after your treatment session.
Taking short walks is encouraged after the treatment. Do not engage in strenuous activities for at least two days after the session.
Extreme temperature can affect the benefits of PRP hair restoration injections. Do not take a hot bath or use a sauna for at least two days after the treatment.
What are the side effects of PRP for hair restoration?
Because PRP therapy involves injecting your own blood into your scalp, you aren’t at risk of getting a communicable disease.
Still, any therapy that involves injections always carries a risk of side effects such as:
- Injury to blood vessels or nerves
- Calcification at the injection points
- Scar tissue
There’s also the chance that you could have a negative reaction to the anesthetic used in the therapy. If you decide to pursue PRP therapy for hair loss, let Dr. White know in advance about your tolerance to anesthetics.
How much does PRP for hair restoration cost?
The price of PRP hair restoration can be further discussed during your consultation.
1. Is PRP therapy safe for all individuals?
Generally, PRP therapy is safe for those experiencing early to moderate hair loss, ensuring a personalized and effective hair growth treatment.
2. Are the results of PRP therapy permanent?
While results can be long-lasting, maintenance sessions may be recommended to optimize the benefits of this hair loss treatment.
3. How soon can I expect results from PRP therapy for hair loss?
Results vary, but many patients observe improvements within a few months as part of their personalized hair growth treatment plan.
4. Is PRP suitable for women experiencing hair loss?
Absolutely, PRP therapy is a viable option for women dealing with various types of hair loss, addressing their specific needs for effective hair growth treatment.
5. How frequently should maintenance sessions be scheduled for optimal results?
The frequency of maintenance sessions varies, and a qualified practitioner will provide guidance based on individual response and treatment goals.
Book your consultation
Regain your confidence with PRP Hair Restoration at White Diamond Medical Clinic & Spa in Charlotte. Our team of experts is here to help you with personalized treatments. Contact us today for a consultation and discover how we can help you restore your hair.