As humans, our blood contains a number of unique components and growth factors that give us the ability to heal ourselves. When we become injured, the blood that travels to the affected area is full of platelet rich plasma (PRP) which begins the process of regenerating tissue and reinforcing bone. We have now harnessed this phenomenon with PRP treatments designed specifically for patients with thinning hair. This safe and natural procedure utilize your own PRP to promote hair growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma also known as PRP is an injectable solution traditionally used in orthopedic medicine for the treatment of joint injury and delayed wound healing. More recently however, hair restoration physicians have discovered its benefit in providing their patients with the very best hair transplant results. This procedure involves the use of your own PRP by injecting it directly into your scalp.
Who Is A Candidate for Hair Restoration?
PRP can be an excellent choice for patients who have already maximized other medical therapies. It can also be used in conjunction with hair transplantation, starting the first week after surgery and extending for 4 to 6 months after surgery.
Recovery for PRP Hair Restoration
You can immediately head back to work or any other daily activities after your PRP appointment. While some patients do notice tingling or numbness on their scalp just after their treatment, these sensations typically subside within a few hours.
If you who interested in PRP hair restoration, contact us or call us at 915-500-5349.
Benefits for PRP
PRP is completely autologous (derived from your own body) and does not introduce any foreign drugs or chemicals to your body.
No drug interactions
It does not require any lab testing
Excellent results for both men and women who are experiencing hair thinning
The ability to reduce the shrinking of hair follicles
PRP treatments stimulate the growth of hair follicles
There is little no risk of an adverse reaction
No allergies have been reported
Procedure requires just 30 minutes
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.
The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. An anesthesia block is given to nerves of the scalp so the patient does not feel any pain. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient may drive home without any assistance. No sedation or any medication is given during the procedure to inhibit the ability to drive or use machinery.
PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively. Some patient’s choose to have a PRP performed every (3) to four (4) months as early data suggests regular or semiannual PRP treatments that may stimulate hair growth.