3 Key Things to Know About Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restorations
A PRP hair restoration is an advanced hair restoration technique that combines a hair transplant procedure with platelet rich plasma, or PRP, therapy.
In PRP therapy, your own blood is drawn, put in a centrifuge to concentrate the natural healing properties and growth factors it contains, and then re-administered to the scalp, where it stimulates healing and regeneration.
Both PRP therapy and hair transplants can be effective techniques on their own for some individuals. For others, a combination of these two hair restoration techniques can offer ultimate benefits and maximize your results. It can be an especially ideal option for those patients considering a hair transplant and suffer from more advanced hair loss and thinning.
Here’s a rundown of 3 key aspects you need to know about PRP hair restorations:
What are the benefits of a PRP hair restoratiob?
PRP can reawaken hibernating follicles, speed up healing and growth, and improve the overall quality, thickness and density of your hair, and scalp health overall.
When PRP is combined with hair transplant surgery, patients have been shown to experience a faster healing rate, higher retention of transplanted grafts, and to see the regrowth of hair follicles sooner than patients who undergo a hair transplant surgery without PRP.
When and how is PRP administered?
PRP therapy can be given before, during, and after hair transplant surgery to increase the success of the transplant and to encourage more robust results.
Treatment is mot commonly given in the form of injections strategically administered the scalp. In some cases, the transplant surgeon may also soak the hair grafts in PRP during the procedure or apply it topically to both the donor and recipient areas to support results.
What do maintenance treatments involve?
Maintenance treatments post-op also can be helpful in diminishing the further loss or thinning of existing hair and to minimize any shedding period. Ongoing PRP maintenance treatments may be given periodically for several months up to a year following a hair transplant procedure.
The necessary ongoing treatment can vary by individual, but in general, treatment intervals may initially be given on about a monthly basis, then decrease to every few months before maintenance is no longer needed.
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