With a recent increase in research, availability and success of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for hair restoration, we’ve had many curious and hopeful clients come to us with questions regarding this relatively new procedure. So below we’ve answers some of the most frequently asked questions.
What is PRP hair restoration?
Simply put, PRP for hair regrowth is an in-office, non-surgical treatment derived from your own blood that can be performed in about an hour.
How does PRP help restore hair?
Plasma contains special cells called platelets that can cause (re-)growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle.
Where do you get the platelet-rich plasma?
The platelet-rich plasma is taken from your own blood drawn in our office and is prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration.
What do you do with the platelet-rich plasma?
The highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma is then injected into your scalp to encourage tissue regeneration and wound healing at the scalp.
Is the procedure safe?
PRP is safe – and natural – because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your blood and injects them directly back into the area where they’re needed. And since PRP uses your own cells that are not modified or changed, it will not be rejected by your immune system.
Is there a recovery period or downtime after PRP treatments?
There is no activity restriction after a PRP treatment. In fact, patients can shower, shampoo and condition their hair normally just a few hours after their treatment and resume normal daily and athletic activities.
How long do the results last?
Regrowth can be seen in as little as 3 – 6 months – but can take up to a year – as results vary from patient to patient. And while PRP hair restoration can be a one-time medical procedure, many patients opt for annual treatments to maintain hair growth.
If you’re interested in learning more or want to find out if PRP hair restoration is right for you, give the professionals at Skintastic a call today!