It can be embarrassing to try to cover up thinning hair or bald spots. There are many options for hair restoration, but recent advancements have led to a revolutionary non-surgical treatment: PRP hair restoration.
Hair restoration with PRP utilizes your body’s naturally-occurring growth factors to trigger new growth from dormant hair follicles, and cause active follicles to produce thicker, healthier strands. PRP hair restoration is completed without any incisions or anesthesia, making it a wonderful alternative to traditional, more invasive hair restoration.
PRP has been used for decades in medicine to speed wound healing, and to enhance bone regeneration – and is now used by Dr. Repta to help patients restore healthier, thicker hair.
Candidates for PRP Hair Restoration
As PRP hair restoration is a relatively quick and painless way to restore hair growth, almost anyone can be a candidate for the procedure. You may notice that your hair isn’t as full and thick as it was in the past, and attempts to hide the condition or make your remaining hair look thicker can be distressing. Men and women who are experiencing significant hair loss can benefit from an easy, non-surgical procedure to activate healthy hair growth.
Fortunately, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) hair restoration is a safe and effective way to stimulate inactive follicles to begin a new growth phase without surgery. Virtually all adults in good health can be considered for PRP hair restoration. Some medical conditions, especially those that cause excess thinning or clotting of the blood, may require a change in medication or dosage before undergoing the procedure. Dr. Repta will help you determine if you are a candidate.
PRP Hair Restoration Procedure
Your procedure will begin with drawing a sample of blood. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is derived from the growth factors occurring naturally in your blood. The PRP is separated by spinning your blood in a centrifuge, effectively concentrating the regenerative healing compounds used during the procedure. The PRP is then prepared for injection.
If necessary, a topical anesthetic can be used for more comfort. The PRP is then injected into your scalp in the areas that could benefit from increased hair growth. The injections are usually completed in 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.
How PRP Works
It may sound non-traditional, but the PRP method is frequently used for a variety of cosmetic and medical procedures for its known natural healing and regenerative powers. The centrifuge separates and concentrates the growth factors from your blood that, when injected into affected areas, works to stimulate stem cells at the base of the follicle to initiate new growth.
Over time the hair will continue to grow in, filling in thin areas to make your hair appear fuller.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss
The quick and easy PRP hair restoration procedure has many benefits, including:
- Little to no recovery time
- A virtually painless alternative to surgery
- No anesthesia, sedation, or incisions
- Natural looking results
- Natural treatment that triggers the body’s own regenerative process
PRP for hair loss can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. Many patients use minoxidil or other medications in conjunction with the PRP hair restoration treatments depending on the degree of thinning or balding.
PRP Hair Restoration Care and Recovery
Side effects are mild after the PRP hair restoration procedure, and most patients can return to work after treatment. Most patients take the rest of the day off following your procedure to allow yourself to rest at home, but it is not necessary to your healing process.
You will soon notice hair growth in the weeks following your procedure. It will continue to grow in over the course of a few months, blending with the rest of your hair. Many patients see thicker, fuller hair in after just one session with PRP for hair loss.
PRP for Hair Loss in Scottsdale
Dr. Repta is a published author, international speaker, and award-winning plastic surgeon practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona, and serves the surrounding communities. Our unmatched patient care and advanced technology make Dr. Repta’s practice a destination for cosmetic procedures in the Scottsdale area.
You don’t have to let thinning hair get impact your lifestyle or your self-confidence. We urge you to find out more about how you can stimulate healthy, natural hair growth with PRP hair restoration at our Arizona clinic.