Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP hair restoration, is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing non-surgical hair loss solutions on the market.

Traditional hair loss remedies such as serums and creams offer minimal results at best and are noted to increase either thickness of hair or quantity of hair regrown, but never both at once.

Other solutions merely create the illusion of having more hair while never stimulating hair growth in the first place. PRP therapy is here to change all that.

What Is PRP Hair Restoration?

Used for decades by athletes to heal their joints and ligaments, PRP was noted for its capacity to stimulate growth because of two things:
● Its ability to trigger stem cells
● The growth factors contained in the platelets

These two factors were widely responsible for giving injured athletes the ability to heal from their injuries quickly. It has been widely used and praised for causing no infections, allergies, or side effects in patients who have utilized the procedure. This is because the components are sourced from the patient’s own body.

PRP therapy was then tested on the heads of adults and found that it can significantly improve the thickness and quantity of hair grown on the scalp. The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology and the Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has found PRP to be safe, simple, and reliable as a hair regrowth formula.

It can successfully treat men and women with androgenetic alopecia, which is one of the prime reasons worldwide for thinning, balding, and shedding hair. Millions of people suffer from hair loss and many of them are waking up and taking notice of the great benefits that are possible with the use of PRP injections.

What to Expect During the Procedure

This treatment does not require the use of anesthesia. PRP therapy involves a technician first drawing blood from the patient’s body. The blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the different components.

The plasma is isolated, extracted, and prepared in a syringe, ready for injection. Even though this is an anesthesia-free treatment, patients can choose to have a numbing cream applied to remove any sensations of minor soreness.

The technician then tactically injects the PRP into the scalp, where it reacts with the roots of the hair follicles and triggers the growth impulse. Overall, PRP therapy requires 30 minutes to complete administration.

How Can I Get the Most Value out of My PRP Therapy?

Individuals in good shape who follow a healthy diet and active lifestyle report the best results from PRP therapy. Here are some basic guidelines to get the most value out of your therapy:
● Avoid anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, blood thinners, hot tubs, and deep-tissue massages a few weeks before and after your PRP therapy.

● Ensure you get plenty of vitamin D, C, magnesium, fish oil, and glycinate.

● Eliminate or taper down smoking and drinking while increasing intake of healthier food in your diet.

Contact Our Office

PRP therapy is a gradual and long-lasting treatment. The ideal patients are those who engage in treatment in the earliest stages of their hair loss. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sumit Bapna.

Dr. Bapna is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology, and he will guide you through the entire process and make sure you experience the best results possible.