If you are one of the many people experiencing hair loss, you may have heard about PRP treatment. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a non-surgical treatment that is becoming increasingly popular for hair loss.
Here is what you need to know about PRP:
What is PRP?
PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma that is derived from your blood. The plasma portion of your blood contains platelets that are rich in growth factors. These growth factors can help to stimulate hair growth.
Hair loss is a common problem that affects both men and women. PRP therapy is a safe and effective treatment for hair loss, and it is gradually becoming more popular.
How is PRP Treatment Performed?
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and placed into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood at a high speed, separating the platelets from the other components of the blood. The platelets are then injected into the scalp where they help to stimulate hair growth.
People who are considering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy should be in generally good health, have realistic expectations, and be committed to their treatment plan. PRP is a safe and effective procedure, but it is not a cure-all.
PRP is most commonly used to improve the appearance of the skin, hair, and nails, but it can also be used to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, sports injuries, and acne.
Results After PRP for Hair Restoration
A single PRP treatment session for hair restoration generally takes about two hours. More sessions may be necessary for optimal results.
Most people see results after just one session. However, depending on the extent of hair loss, a second or third session may be required for the best results.
Some patients may experience some swelling or bruise after the procedure, but this is usually minimal and resolves within a few days. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
How Long Does PRP Last?
There is no definitive answer to this question because PRP results vary based on the individual. However, in general, PRP treatments typically last for around 12 months. During this time, you will likely need to receive follow-up treatments to maintain your results.
The longevity of the results depends on a variety of factors, such as the severity of the injury, the age and health of the patient, and how well they adhere to post-treatment instructions.
Who Is a Candidate for PRP?
In general, anyone who is experiencing hair loss can be a candidate for PRP therapy. PRP is effective in stimulating hair growth in both men and women. Some of the common causes of hair loss include genetics, hormonal changes, and scalp damage.
At your consultation, Dr. Colin Hong and his team will assess your condition in person. They will then recommend the best course of action for you.
Hair loss is a common issue that both men and women experience. Dr. Colin Hong is an expert in hair restoration and offers PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment to help people fight hair loss.
With PRP treatment, Dr. Hong will take a personal approach to design a treatment plan specifically for you. This will help you get closer to stopping hair loss before it becomes worse. Schedule your consultation today!