PRP Hair Restoration
What is PRP hair restoration?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)is a hair restoration process that uses the patient’s blood to stimulate hair growth. Thanks to medical advances, this treatment is now beneficial for other purposes, including skin rejuvenation and hair restoration.
How Does PRP Hair Restoration work?
With PRP, a small amount of the patient’s blood is taken. After placing it in a centrifuge, a process that separates the platelets occurs. These anucleate blood cells help generate matrix and growth factors. With this process, a much smaller quantity of serum compared to the original amount of blood extracted.The concentrate of the best-healing proteins and cells needed for growth are injected into the scalp around the hair follicle to promote growth. The PRP hair restoration treatment takes roughly one hour to complete. Not only is this non-invasive procedure gentle and safe, but it is also effective.
Patients receive the utmost care throughout the procedure to make it as painless as possible. A nerve block can be used along with a local numbing cream. Post treatment there is some redness and soreness which may last for a day.
Who is a good candidate for PRP hair restoration?
PRP hair restoration helps both men and women for Androgenic Alopecia also called as Male Pattern Hair Loss MPHL or Female Pattern Hair Loss FPHL, which are the commonest cause.
How many treatments do I need?
Number of treatments required varies from person to person. To the extent of the disease, we recommend doing at least a series of three, 3-6 weeks apart.
When will I see results?
Results are noticeable in about 3-6 month with increase in density of the hair.
Do I need maintenance after initial treatment once I see the results?
We recommend doing it twice a year for the maintenance after the initial series of treatments.
Can it be combined with other treatments?
Yes it could be combined with other treatments like Minoxidil (Rogaine), Propecia for men, pre and post hair transplant.
Who will not be a candidate?
People with blood disorder leading to low platelets, immune compromised, blood related cancer treated, people on chemotherapy, bleeding disorder, local site infection, other causes of hair reduction like skin diseases, fungal infection, low blood count, thyroid problems.