Your Guide to Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Loss
Hair loss is a common issue many men and women face in their lifetimes. When dealing with hair loss, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can help treat a variety of causes for hair loss, including age, genetics, and stress. Most of the time, however, this form of treatment is used to treat the condition known as androgenic alopecia, which is more commonly known as male and female pattern hair loss.
What is PRP Hair Restoration Treatment?
PRP hair restoration treatment is a treatment which uses the platelet-rich plasma within your blood to stimulate cell and collagen production in the skin. This is done by taking some blood from the patient and using the plasma to inject into the site where the hair loss is occurring. While this sounds scary, it’s actually incredibly safe and has a great success rate. When it comes to hair loss, PRP hair restoration treatment is a helpful way to stimulate hair regrowth on the scalp.
Who is a Good Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration Treatment?
Anyone, male or female, who is dealing with hair loss, has the potential to be a good candidate for PRP hair restoration treatment. As long as you have a functioning scalp, which means that the hair follicles are still working properly, PRP hair restoration can be helpful for you.
What are the Side Effects of PRP Hair Restoration Treatment?
Side effects of PRP hair restoration treatment are rare, and if there are any, they are usually minimal and temporary. These can include:
- Mild pain at the injection site
- Redness or bruising at the injection site
- Infection (very rare)
How Long Does it Take the Hair to Grow Back?
When a patient uses PRP hair restoration treatment, they can usually see the best results anywhere from 3 to 6 months, with the 5 to 6 month-mark being the most obvious. This is after several treatments.
It is also important to note the results of PRP hair restoration treatment do not last forever. You will need to schedule annual visits two or four times per year for longer-lasting results.
Is PRP Hair Restoration Treatment Painful?
PRP hair restoration isn’t really painful, as a numbing cream is typically used before the injections begin. If there is pain, it is mild and temporary. Mild pain may show up after the treatment but usually resides within a day or two. Overall, the treatment is a very comfortable and easy process with minimal downtime.
If you are interested in seeing if you are a good candidate for PRP hair restoration, or to schedule a consult and treatment, call Dr. Ghozland today to learn more about this helpful and innovative treatment.