PRP Hair Restoration
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has proven to be very beneficial for both men and women who are suffering from hair loss. PRP is a non-surgical option for patients who want to stimulate hair growth for aesthetic purposes, or if they have a condition that causes hair loss.
What happens during PRP HAIR THERAPY?
How do you prepare for PRP injections?
Generally speaking, there are few steps to preparing for PRP injections. However, PRP can be injected in different ways. For example, sometimes a topical numbing lidocaine solution is applied to your scalp before injection. You may have to arrive early to a treatment session for this to be applied.
The PRP injection process
PRP Hair Therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP Hair therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months. Here’s what to expect from a typical PRP injection process:
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
Most frequent questions and answers
Human blood contains stem cells and autologous blood products that contain essential growth factors that assist in the regeneration of tissue and healing. Evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth.
Blood is drawn in office, similar to a routine blood test. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated. It is then removed from the rest of the blood. An anesthesia block may be administered to the scalp, allowing for reduced discomfort. The concentrated PRP is injected into the scalp. There is no sedation involved with this procedure, so the patient is then free to drive home without assistance.
There are some factors which make PRP hair restoration inadvisable. Patients with a history of heavy smoking, drug use and alcohol use are not recommended to receive PRP hair restoration.
Exosomes are are naturally present in stem cells and are at the forefront of a regenerative medicine breakthrough. They’re essentially the messengers of the stem cell world. Exosomes travel around your body carrying signals from cell to cell and providing status updates.
Scientists have discovered that when a healthy cell sends an exosome to an unhealthy cell, the unhealthy cell can begin to improve and regenerate. Using this basic theory, scientists have found that exosomes are the better alternative to a stem cell therapy to help speed up the regenerative properties that stem cells already possess, including hair regeneration. Many top physicians across the United States are currently using Exosomes for the treatment of hair restoration.
The safety and tolerability of Exosomes is well-know. However, no scientific studies or case reports are available in hair restoration patients to determine efficacy of Exosomes. This is a very new product that has great hope. No guarantee of success can be made with this FDA-approved product, and clinical responses to these medical therapies vary from one patient to another. Treatment for hair loss with novel regenerative therapies is exciting with safety and tolerability well-established, but efficacy studies still outstanding.
Typically, the number of treatment sessions range from 4-8 treatments, depending upon the actual application needed, and each patient. Please consult with one of our medical practitioners at Renew Wellness and Aesthetics to better understand your individual needs.
One maintenance session is generally recommended every 3-6 months, or as required. Your medical practitioner at Renew Wellness and Aesthetics can advise the best time interval for your specific needs.