How PRP Can Restore Your Hair
PRP is widely considered as an affordable solution to hair loss problems. PRP uses our own blood platelets to heal the scalp in order to promote hair growth. These platelets contain many beneficial growth factors. Some of which are:
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
- Transforming Growth Factor
- Keratinocytes Growth Factor
- Insulin Growth Factor
PRP is a non-surgical procedure and uses your own blood for treatment. So, it is a fairly safe option as compared to other complicated and painful procedures such as transplants.
PRP has very few side effects such as redness and bruising of the affected area which usually go away in a few days. It’s a natural-looking procedure and no one will be able to tell if you are undergoing therapy or not.
A PRP treatment usually only takes 45 minutes so you don’t have to worry about taking a leave from your work. You can get it done anytime, whether it’s during your lunch break or after your work hours.
How The Treatment is Done
Most of the time, to complete a PRP therapy, 3 treatments are required with an interval of 4 to 6 weeks between each treatment. It is recommended to get a treatment every 4 to 8 months after the initial therapy to maintain the results. The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes. There are 3 steps to PRP for hair restoration.
Step 1 – The doctor will take your blood through an injection and will place it in a specialized spinning tube.
Step 2 – The spinning of the tube will separate the components of your blood which will result in 3 components being formed: Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelets.
Step 3 – The doctor will take the platelet concentration of your blood to create a platelet-filled injection that is then injected into the scalp to promote hair growth and reduce hair fall. The injection is usually guided by an ultrasound.
Do you have questions about Hair Restoration with PRP? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions below:
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Can PRP Regrow Hair?
PRP is a method that uses a concentration of your platelets that contains many growth factors of your hairs that need new hairs. It is an excellent method that promotes the growth of new hair and reduces hair loss.
How Long Does It Take PRP To Work On Hair?
Hair Restoration through PRP usually starts to show results in the first 4 to 6 weeks but it may take up to 4 months to see your desired results.
What is the success rate of PRP?
The success rate of PRP for hair restoration on average is 60% to 70%. The rate may vary from patient to patient.
Does PRP have any side effects?
PRP has a few side effects, the risks of which are different from patient to patient. These include scars, infections, and damage to blood vessels and nerves.
Who is a good candidate for PRP hair treatment?
The best candidates for PRP hair treatment are those who have experienced hair loss recently as it is very difficult to revive hair follicles that shrunk a long time ago.
Is PRP Hair Treatment painful?
Many patients have reported that they did not feel any pain. You will just feel pressure and tightness on your head and before you know it, it will be done in 30 minutes.
How many times can you have PRP Injections?
It is recommended to get 3 pro treatments with an interval of 4 to 6 weeks to complete a PRP therapy. Additional treatments can be done every 4 to 8 months to main the results.