Platelet-Rich-Plasma – Latest Innovation for Hair Restoration
Hair loss can be an embarrassing issue. Male and female pattern hair loss is a genetic problem that can leave you feeling helpless. Options, like prescription drugs, are often partially effective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects. Surgical hair restoration can be expensive and does not treat the underlying medical problems.
Now there is an affordable way for you to improve your hair density without surgery or harmful side effects. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration involves a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp.
PRP for Hair Regrowth
• Increases blood supply to the follicle
• Increases shaft size (thickness)
• Triggers and maintains the growth phase
• Controls hair growth cycle
• Decreases hair loss
How PRP Works
Platelets contain healing growth factors. Those growth factors are like signal callers that give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. This has lead different fields of medicine to utilize PRP for wound healing to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue.
With PRP for hair, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle and jumpstarting dormant hair back into the growth stage.
Why Choose A Greater Whole
Dr. Tacita Robertson has performed over 600 treatments, with a 98% success rate in increasing patients hair by 30-70%. We also use the industries top PRP kits which produce a consistently high yield of platelets, meaning better results. Due to her expertise, she trains other practitioners in PRP techniques. In addition, she screens patients thoroughly and provides education about nutrition and lifestyle factors that maximize results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am a good candidate for PRP?
You must have some hair remaining and a healthy platelet count (tested in a CBC blood test). Your physician will use our screening tools to ensure this is the best action for you.
How many treatments are required?
Typically a series of 6 treatments spaced one month apart are recommended, as this has been shown to produce the best results.
Are the results permanent?
It is difficult to predict if PRP hair restoration results will be permanent because it does not slow down aging or reverse genetics. Living a healthy lifestyle and receiving maintenance as needed can help you see a long lasting result.
Is the PRP for hair restoration process time consuming?
No, appointments are 30 or less minutes, with the actual injections taking about 5 minutes. We use top quality PRP kits with a high platelet yield. PRP should be used as quickly as possible.
Does the procedure hurt?
There may be some sensitivity. However, we offer effective anesthetic solutions, such as a topical analgesic to minimize any potential discomfort. Talk to your physicians about the right option for you.
Is there any recovery time?
There is no downtime or a long recovery process. You can go back to work, take a warm shower the day of the treatment, and be active. It is advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.
Ask us for more details and if PRP is right for you.