PRP Hair Restoration
What is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP (platelet rich plasma) hair restoration offers a nonsurgical solution to new hair growth. The procedure utilizes the patient’s own stem cells found in the blood to stimulate new hair growth leading to thicker, fuller, and more youthful looking hair. Blood is made up of blood cells and plasma, which contains the white blood cells and platelets containing growth factors. The procedure is much quicker than surgical techniques, with minimal discomfort and no scarring.
PRP Hair Restoration Candidates
Both men and women can experience hair loss or hair thinning with age. Other factors that can affect the hair include genetics and hormones. PRP hair restoration is an effective alternative for those who are not ready or do not want a surgical procedure to restore their hair. Candidates should be in good health and hold realistic ideas of what their results will be. A consultation with Dr. Barone can ensure that a patient is a candidate for PRP hair restoration, or if another technique would be more beneficial.
The PRP hair restoration process begins with drawing the patient’s blood, just like a routine blood testing. The blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. The patient will have their scalp numbed prior to placement to ensure comfort. The prepared PRP is then injected into many points in the scalp. This process should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and patients will be able to drive home after. Treatment is recommended once a month for about three to four months for optimal results.
PRP Hair Restoration Results
PRP hair restoration results can be seen as soon as a few weeks after treatment. Patients typically notice less shedding and increased hair growth. Continuing treatment every three to six months can help to maintain new hair growth and prevent hair loss.
PRP Hair Restoration Cost
The cost of hair restoration will depend on the extent of the patient’s hair loss and many sessions are recommended. Patients will be given a quote for their procedure after an evaluation to determine a specific course of treatment.