Read this before you resign yourself to going bald or living with thinning hair.
PRP for hair regrowth is a type of therapy where your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gets injected into your scalp for hair restoration with the most natural looking results. Plasma has white blood cells and platelets that are rich in growth factors, messengers that inspire and initiate skin cell function.
PRP isn’t just used for hair regrowth. PRP is also used arthritis, signs of aging, sports medicine, dermatology and much more.
A number of scientifically-based articles support PRP treatments and their ability to increase hair count, thickness, and extend and enhance the hair cycle growth phase.
We’ll perform a standard blood draw from the patient’s arm, then put the tube of blood into a centrifuge, which separates plasma from red blood cells. Strategic injections across the scalp in thinning areas follows, typically taking a half hour or less.
There is little to no downtime. There may be some pain or bruising initially, but most symptoms should subside within a week or two. Minimal discomfort. No numbing necessary for most patients. We recommend staying away from blow drying, coloring, or any type of hair processing for the first 24-48 hours.
It varies from case to case. Generally, best results are seen with consistent treatment. Once-a-month treatments for the first 3-6 months are ideal, followed by treatments 2-4 times annually for best results. Consult with Dr. Poucher prior to using other hair regrowth treatments and over-the-counter minoxidil treatments in tandem with PRP hair regrowth.
Both men and women with thinning hair are great candidates for PRP hair regrowth treatments. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Poucher to find out more about how PRP hair regrowth treatments can benefit you.