What Does Hair Restoration with PRP Mean?
Receding hair, bald spots, and thinning hair are some of the most unpleasant signs of aging. There are many methods and treatments for hair restoration, but PRP is unique because it offers a natural solution to thinning hair that is both effective and minimally invasive.
At The Skin Elite we understand your frustration and we’re ready to assist you in the restoration of your hair with PRP (platelet rich plasma), a naturally-occurring substance created from your own blood.
What are the Benefits of Hair Restoration with PRP?
PRP is extremely effective in restoring natural hair growth in men and women. As the PRP is extracted from your own blood, the treatment is all-natural and requires minimal, if any, recovery time. The treatment is non-surgical; it is suitable for almost any person looking to improve thinning hair.
Most people begin to experience hair loss in their late thirties and forties, but for some thinning or balding occurs in their twenties. Because it triggers the body’s natural regenerative process, hair restoration with PRP is a safe and reliable method for restoring healthy hair follicles for people of any age.
Who is a Candidate for the Procedure?
Though PRP has been proven effective on almost anyone over the age of eighteen, there are a few exceptions. Those who smoke or drink heavily may not be the ideal candidate. Additionally, certain rare medical conditions may exclude you from treatment. If you are interested in the procedure, schedule an initial consultation at our clinic to find out what procedure or combination of hair restoration procedures will produce a result – for you.
How is Hair Restoration with PRP Performed?
Your hair restoration procedure with PRP will begin by drawing a small sample of your blood, as would occur in a standard blood test. The sample is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from other blood products. PRP is a highly concentrated solution containing growth factors – the naturally occurring substances that stimulate cell growth, health, and proliferation.
The PRP will then be injected into your scalp to restore healthy hair growth. The PRP stimulates the stem cells in the inactive hair follicles to trigger new hair growth. Once the injections are completed, your scalp will be cleaned.
After the procedure, you are free to resume your daily activities
What is the Recovery from Hair Restoration with PRP?
One of the most significant advantages of hair restoration with PRP is the fast treatment and lack of any needed recovery time. Some patients like to take the remainder of the day to rest, but it would simply be for your comfort, and is not vital to the healing process. There are no incisions to care for and anesthesia is not necessary, so you will not be left feeling foggy or disoriented.
You will need to avoid extended periods of sun exposure, but generally you can resume your daily routine immediately after treatment.
Is the Use of PRP Safe?
Yes, very much so. PRP is from your own blood cells, eliminating any chance that your body would reject the treatment or lead to an infection as your body recognizes its own cells. At The Skin Elite procedures are performed in a safe, sterile environment where we utilize state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate the risk of contamination. PRP is clinically proven to be safe and effective, and has been used for decades in the medical field.
What Results Can I Expect After Hair Restoration with PRP?
Over the next few months following a PRP hair restoration procedure, you will see new hair growth in the treated area. As hair growth starts below the surface in the follicle, it may take several weeks for you to notice new hair growth, but it new hair growth and thicker existing hairs become visible over the following weeks and months. Results can vary, especially if you are combining your treatment with other topical creams or medications.
If you’d like to see new, natural hair growth, explore your treatment options with The Skin Elite.