PRP Hair Restoration Treatments
FAQ- PRP for Male Pattern Hair Loss
FAQ-PRP for Female Pattern Hair Loss
What is PRP treatment for hair restoration?
PRP non-surgical hair restoration consists of application of your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) topically and by injection into the area of thinning hair to stimulate new hair growth and improve heath and texture of existing hair.
How does the PRP treatment work?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to stimulate and nourish follicles for hair growth. Highly concentrated plasma contains platelets that release growth factors; these growth factors have been shown to generate new hair and improve the density and health of your existing hair
Is there any discomfort and downtime with this treatment?
We use local anesthetic to make the treatment very comfortable. There is minimal tenderness and mild swelling in the injection sites for 3-5 days following the treatment.
How long does it take for a single treatment?
The entire treatment including preparation of your PRP in our office, cleaning of your treatment area, injection of the PRP into the scalp and Micropen treatment of scalp takes less than an hour for most patients.
What results should I expect from my PRP treatment?
PRP has been used as thinning hair treatment in male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss for over 10 years and recently is catching a lot of attention in cosmetic medicine due to its benefits. At the 2013 7th Annual World Congress for Hair Research held in Edinburgh Scotland UK, several lectures and presentations supported the positive effects of PRP on hair regeneration in men and women with “THINNING HAIR” (decrease in hair density, not complete loss of hair). PRP contains a rich and concentrated mix of cytokines and growth factors which can be activated and injected into the areas of thinning hair; leading to stimulation of dormant hair follicles and hair regeneration. It has been observed that, at the very least, PRP treatment improves hair health, strength, individual hair diameter and prevents further hair loss which can maintain the current number of hairs and improve the health and quality of your current hairs; and at best induce new hair growth the degree of which varies from person to person.
In conclusion, as a stand alone treatment, PRP has been shown to induce new hair regeneration in both male and female pattern hair loss, decelerate hair loss in men and women, make finer hairs thicker, Increase density and strength of hairs. Medications, nutrients and Extracellular matrix can be added to PRP to enhance the results of hair regeneration following PRP treatments.
How many treatments will I need for hair restoration?
We recommend two to three treatments, four weeks apart for best results for most people with thinning hair as initial treatment. You will need maintenance treatments every one to two years thereafter to maintain the results of your PRP hair regeneration treatment.
How soon will I see results from my PRP treatment?
Although you will start to see improvement in hair texture, 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.
Does PRP treatment need to be repeated for prevention of hair loss?
Unfortunately, the results of PRP treatment for hair regrowth are not permanent. Nothing can change your genetic predisposition for hair loss and hair loss will return if no maintenance type treatment is done. Most patients male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss who respond to PRP hair loss treatment, require repeat treatment anywhere between 12-24 months after their initial treatment. As with your initial treatment, it may take another three to six months to see measurable improvement in hair density. Subsequently, PRP may need to be repeated periodically depending on your individual response to PRP therapy, your genetics, the extent of your hair loss and if you are using any other adjunctive treatments with your PRP hair loss treatments such as topical minoxidil, oral propecia etc. Additional treatment frequency will also depend on your hair treatment goals.
Are the results from all PRP treatments the same?
Sadly not, and this is where your PRP hair loss treatment provider selection can make all the difference!
At our Southlake and Dallas hair loss treatment clinics, we use the FDA-approved YES PRP system or Harvest PRP system to separate your Platelet Rich Plasma. We have our customized blend of medications, nutrients, vitamins to improve scalp circulation for maximum follicle stimulation in male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss. We also use Acell extracellular matrix to further ensure the success of your PRP hair loss treatment for male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness.
At our Dallas and Southlake PRP hair loss treatment centers we thrive for patient satisfaction and have a close follow up to measure results so we know that our PRP/ECM protocols are providing significant stimulation of hair regrowth and hair follicle rejuvenation.
What are the side effects of PRP treatment for thinning hair?
Because the PRP is obtained from you, it virtually eliminates the possibility of allergic reaction.
- Like with any treatment involving needle injections there mild bleeding, easily controlled with application of pressure
- There is a small risk of bruising and of infection at the injection site
- There is some tenderness in the treated area which can last a few days.
- In a small number of individuals, there may be mild swelling of the treated area which can last a few days.
- Rarely there may be shedding of hair.