Hair loss, whether caused by genetics, hormones or a skin disorder, is a common concern affecting up to 85% of men by the age of 50. But not all hope is lost, there are various treatments available for male hair regrowth. Hendrick Plastic Surgery and MedSpa proudly offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration treatments for both men and women to promote a thicker, fuller head of hair without surgery, chemicals or downtime.
PRP hair restoration is a safe, natural and highly effective way to promote hair growth and improve the overall quality of your hair because PRP is a concentrated portion of your very own blood!
We figured you may have some questions about PRP hair restoration, so without further ado, here are our top FAQs:
What is PRP and how does it stimulate hair growth?
Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrated portion of your very own blood, containing potent growth factors which can help speed healing, restore cellular activity and stimulate new collagen. When PRP is injected into the scalp, it can reawaken dormant hair follicles and trigger new hair growth for long-lasting improvements. For many, we recommend a series of treatments to help restore a thicker head of hair.
How is PRP prepared for a hair restoration treatment?
PRP hair restoration is administered safely and comfortably in our office within an hour or less. After applying a topical numbing cream to your treatment areas, we will draw a small portion of blood from your arm and run it through a specialized centrifuge, a machine that isolates PRP from your blood. Once it is ready, we will inject the PRP into your scalp to start the hair restoration process.
Is there any downtime with PRP hair restoration?
No. PRP hair restoration is well tolerated and minimally invasive, so you’ll be able to resume your regular activities immediately following your treatment.
Are there any side effects with PRP?
Because PRP uses your own blood, it is entirely natural and therefore eliminates any risk for adverse side effects. However, you may experience some redness and swelling at the sites of injection.
How soon can I see results?
After it’s injected, PRP immediately starts reactivating dormant hair follicles. However, hair growth is a slow process, meaning it can take up to a month to start showing new hair growth, and may take several months to reveal optimal results. For your thickest, fullest head of hair, we recommend a series of treatments spread out over a period of months. We will determine the best course of treatment during your personal consultation.