Doctors have used Platelet Rich (PRP) Therapy for many years to help heal various wounds and injuries using the healing properties of the patient’s own blood platelets. To collect these blood cells, doctors take a small blood sample from the patient and place it into a centrifuge. This separates the whole blood from the platelets and provides doctors with a large concentration of blood cells to use for PRP. If you are just starting to lose your hair, consider this conservative, non-surgical approach to help halt hair loss and stimulate the growth of new hair follicles.
After you have met with a hair loss specialist and decided that PRP Therapy is right for you, the next step is to schedule your first treatment. Your doctor completes the entire procedure in a comfortable outpatient setting lasting approximately two hours. He or she will inject a numbing anesthesia into your scalp before introducing PRP. Once the area is sufficiently numb, your doctor injects the affected area with platelet rich blood cells.
You may need to schedule another session in two weeks and several more sessions after that at the same interval for optimal results. Approximately two months after your first appointment, you should notice that your own natural hair is starting to grow back. You may also need to take a prescription medication to assist the blood platelets in stimulating the growth of new hair follicles depending on the extent of your hair loss and your hair restoration goals
If you have already experienced significant hair loss, you may opt for a more aggressive form of treatment such as Follicle Unit Transplantation or robotic surgery. Both of these procedures cause the transplanted hair to fall out after a couple of weeks. Using PRP Therapy after hair transplant surgery can help your own hair to grow back faster. PRP Therapy is also commonly used in conjunction with ACell hair restoration treatments. Your doctor will discuss all hair restoration options with you when you come in for your initial consultation.
PRP Non-Surgical Hair Restoration is a simple, non-invasive procedure that uses your body’s own blood platelets to encourage the growth of new hair follicles. There are no cuts, stitches, or scars to worry about once your doctor has completed the procedure. Because your Hair Loss Specialist uses your own blood platelets, there is no risk that your body will reject it or that you will develop an infection. PRP is an ideal option for men and women who have small bald patches or areas of moderately thinning hair.
Since sedation is not required for PRP Therapy, you can drive yourself home and resume normal activities almost immediately. However, people with certain health conditions should not receive PRP Therapy. Your doctor will ask you for a complete health history to ensure that you’re a good candidate for PRP Non-Surgical Hair Restoration therapy.
The Hair Transplant Doctors Directory lists doctors who offer both surgical and non-surgical hair restoration options across the country. You just need to enter your zip code to find a provider near you. We encourage you to call and speak with several in your area before choosing one who is right for you. These professionals treat hair loss because they are empathetic towards those who suffer from it and want to give them real options. Every doctor in this directory is highly skilled and experienced.
When you have a full head of hair several months from now thanks to PRP Therapy, you will wonder why you waited so long. For a happy, confident future, call to schedule an appointment with a Hair Loss Specialist near you today.