Platelets are a cell within the bloodstream that are responsible for clotting and healing. The blood can be drawn and spun down to create Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). When injected into the scalp, PRP releases growth factors that promote hair follicle health and new hair growth.
PRP therapy has been shown to be effective in treating both male and female pattern baldness. In some studies, PRP has even been shown to be more effective than minoxidil, which is one of the most popular hair loss treatments available.
- We prepare PRP by taking your own blood and running it through a centrifuge with a two-spin process to concentrate the platelets.
- Numb the area to be treated.
- Injecting the scalp using a fine needle.
- Injection time: 30 minutes.
Some people experience mild discomfort during the procedure, but this can be relieved with additional numbing medication.
After the injections, you may notice some redness and swelling at the injection sites, but this should subside within a few days. It’s important to avoid strenuous activity and heat treatments (such as hair dye or styling tools) for at least 48 hours after PRP injections to allow the area to heal.
PRP treatment for hair loss is usually done in a series of three sessions, spaced about four to six weeks apart. Maintenance treatments may be necessary every few months to keep the results effective.
In short, PRP treatments for hair loss have been shown to be an effective solution for many people. If you are struggling with hair loss, or want to prevent future hair loss, PRP may be a good option for you. Be sure to consult with a health professional to see if you are a qualifying candidate.
Contact us today at Chantilly Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about how we can help you achieve and maintain the healthy hair you desire.