PRP Hair Restoration
Losing your hair is something you hope would never happen as you age, but not everyone is that lucky.
Some people disguise thinning hair by wearing hats or wigs, especially in public. Fortunately, hair restoration is known to reverse the conditions of hair loss. It helps people feel young and it boosts their confidence as well.
Eterna M.D. offers an effective and permanent solution for hair loss for both men and women by using platelet-rich plasma to regenerate hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. It is a state-of-the-art, non-surgical, natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning.
Who Can Benefit from PRP Hair Restoration?
Not everyone is a good candidate for PRP for hair loss. PRP is best used with people who have thinning hair rather than advanced balding, as it is most effective in amplifying healthy hair follicles that are currently producing hairs.
Here are some conditions where you can benefit from hair restoration.
- Androgenic alopecia (male or female patterned baldness)
- Presence of one or more bald circles on the scalp
- Traction alopecia caused by pulling at hair follicles
- Diffuse thinning of the scalp that is due to hormonal imbalances or high levels of stress
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a component of blood that contains vital growth factors and other proteins that create several effects when injected into the scalp. These effects include creating new blood vessels, stimulating hair follicles to produce thicker, longer hairs, and providing resources to hair follicle support cells.
Platelet-rich plasma has been in use for decades for helping heal wounds and injuries due to its effects of stimulating a healing and regeneration response. Although less research supports the benefits of PRP for hair restoration, many doctors and dermatologists offer this treatment due to the rate of success in patients.
PRP for Hair Restoration FAQs
Can PRP regrow hair?
PRP can help to regrow hair for the right candidates. In order for PRP treatment to be effective, you must still have active hair follicles in the treatment area despite some thinning or early balding.
Is PRP hair treatment worth it?
PRP can effectively help patients grow thicker, healthier hair and prevent balding.
How long does it take for PRP to work on hair?
For most patients, PRP hair rejuvenation results are first noticeable about four to six weeks after their treatment.
What is the success rate of PRP injections?
Some researchers have found that after PRP injections, patients can regrow about 30-40% of the hair that they lost.
Is PRP for hair loss permanent?
Most patients who receive PRP injections for hair loss will require maintenance or touch-up treatments once a year.
Who is a good candidate for PRP hair treatment?
Good candidates for PRP hair restoration are those who are seeing the beginning signs of hair loss. With prompt treatment, PRP can help reverse hair thinning over time.
How do I prepare for PRP hair treatment?
Our team will provide a detailed list of instructions to follow prior to your treatment, including instructions on washing, eating, and taking medications.
Which is better PRP or hair transplant?
PRP and hair transplants are best for different stages of hair loss. While PRP can help reverse initial hair thinning, hair transplants can be effective for more substantial hair loss.
Is PRP better than minoxidil?
PRP and minoxidil are often used at the same time for a more complete hair restoration therapy.
How many PRP sessions should I take for hair loss?
This depends on your rate of hair loss. For most patients, an initial package of treatments with routine, yearly touch-up treatments can achieve good results.
Is PRP hair painful?
PRP involves drawing blood, which some people find uncomfortable. It also involves several injections into various areas of the scalp, which shouldnt stimulate nerves, and can be made more comfortable with anesthetic.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is a component of your blood that contains growth factors, enzymes, and platelets that stimulate healing and growth in the areas its directly applied to or injected into.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) Therapy for Hair Support
Harvesting and administering platelet-rich plasma is a three-step medical treatment in which the patient’s blood is drawn, processed, and then the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the scalp. Sometimes this approach is combined with our other hair loss procedure called Neograft depending on the severity of the case.
For most patients with varying degrees of hair loss, multiple PRP sessions will be needed to obtain the best results. Treatments may be scheduled once a month for several months followed by less regular maintenance appointments as needed.
Learn More About PRP Hair Treatment in a Consultation
PRP for hair loss is a promising and effective treatment that can help people with thinning or balding regain their hair and self-confidence. To learn more about this procedure and find out whether it’s right for your unique condition of hair loss, schedule a consultation with Dr. Carlos Mercado. During a consultation, Dr. Mercado will listen to your concerns, evaluate your scalp and hair, and recommend a customized treatment plan with platelet-rich plasma. Don’t wait to restore your youthful appearance with PRP. Call our office at 407-664-1073 or contact us online to get started today.