PRP Hair Restoration


PRP Hair Restoration

Introduction


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration therapy is a three-step medical treatment to counteract the negative effects of hair loss utilizing your own blood. Our blood is made of two components: red blood cells and plasma. The plasma contains both white blood cells and platelets. During surgery, platelets are isolated and injected into the patient’s scalp because they contain helpful growth factors that can promote new hair growth.



PRP Hair Restoration

Candidates


This hair rejuvenation procedure can be performed on a variety of skin types and conditions. Our happiest patients use this procedure to correct the following:

  • Acne and/or surgical scarring
  • Sun damage and pigmentation disorders
  • Early and extreme cases of hair loss, such as alopecia


PRP Hair Restoration

Procedure


As stated earlier, PRP hair restoration is an extensive process. Optimal results require at least three treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart, with follow-up maintenance every 4-6 months. Each treatment usually involves the following steps:

  • Step 1: Dr. Barrett will draw blood from your arm.
  • Step 2: Your blood components will then be separated into three parts: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells.
  • Step 3: All the platelet-rich plasma is collected into syringes and injected into the scalp wherever there is poor hair growth.

A supplementary procedure following PRP hair restoration is microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy. This is a minimally invasive and low pain procedure that is designed to combat signs of aging. In this procedure, we will create micro-injuries using a dermaroller (a small, handheld paint roller coated in tiny needles) to trick your scalp into even producing more cells, collagen, and elastin – all of which are responsible for bringing about healthier follicles and skin.



PRP Hair Restoration

Results and Recovery

While patients will often see improvement after the first treatment, more significant results do not appear until after two to three treatments (to coincide with the body’s natural collagen production). Skin will continue to improve over the next six to twelve months post-treatment, and Dr. Barrett will provide you with a list of necessary precautions and a proper skin care regimen to ensure optimal results.


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