Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection is a novel procedure that uses your own blood platelets – a type of cell that helps with healing throughout the body – to potentially reverse hair loss and grow new hair. We inject it through Micro needling using the Clarion Medical Booster gun or through hand administered injection.
PRP injections can be effective in treating hair loss in both women and men including male pattern baldness, both in preventing hair loss and promoting new hair growth. PRP can also aid in the stimulation of hair growth after hair transplants.
How long does hair PRP last?
You'll need to complete a series of four to six treatments to achieve real PRP hair treatment results, and you'll be able to enjoy new hair growth for about 18 to 24 months. Because PRP is not permanent, touch-up treatments are recommended once a year.
Is PRP hair treatment worth it?
In our experience, PRP micro-needling has been worth it for most of our patients. Although it is not as effective as hair transplants, and you can save a bit of money trying less intrusive treatments like Rogaine and Propecia, PRP can still help reverse the devastating effects of premature hair loss
Can PRP thicken hair?
PRP injections can help support blood vessels surrounding the hair follicle, helping to create thicker hair in the anagen phase.
What should I avoid after PRP?
Avoid applying ice or heat at the site for three days after your injection. Do not apply lotions, oils, or makeup to the injection site for six hours. Avoid strenuous activities and exercise for three days after. Do not smoke or consume alcohol for at least three days post-procedure.
How long does PRP take to regrow hair?
Although you will start to see improvement in hair texture, a thickness of hair shaft and growth of new hairs in the treated area within two weeks after treatment, it typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see measurable results
Why is my hair falling more after PRP?
It makes good sense that shedding occurs. After all, PRP involves flooding the scalp with many different growth factors, cytokines and chemokine - suddenly. Within a matter of minutes, hairs are essentially bathing in a new environment. For some hairs - this whole experience is a bit much - and they shed.
Can PRP worsen hair loss?
“Research shows that PRP not only decreases hair shedding and stimulates new hair growth, but it also increases the thickness of the hair follicle itself. That's a huge win for most patients.
The Recovery Period after PRP Injections
Every procedure has a recovery period. While yours will not prevent you from doing most normal activities, the side effects and sensitivity in the scalp will abate usually after 1-2 weeks.
What is the success rate of PRP hair treatment?
While there is no consensus on the exact success rate of PRP injections for hair restoration, it sits between 70-90% for the average patient. It tends to work better in younger patients beginning to experience the effects of genetic hair loss and thinning.
How do I maintain my hair after PRP treatment?
Do not wet your hair for at least 3 hours after your treatment. Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. AVOID saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment. AVOID vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment.
•There can be discomfort from the micro needling that injects the PRP. This can be controlled with pain medication and our nitrous oxide pain management system.
•You will need to have your blood drawn for the first treatment which will give you the PRP for the 1st through 3rd treatments (depending on area being treated) and then you will need another blood draw for the remaining 4-6 treatments.
•There will be slight bleeding at the treatment site – this is normal as there are needles puncturing the scalp to deliver the PRP. We will rinse out the blood post treatment but suggest you do not wash your hair for 3 days – only rinse in luke warm water.
•Hair is to be washed and clean and free of product for each treatment.
We look forward to being with you on this journey to a healthier, fuller head of hair!