What is PRP hair restoration?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a cutting-edge, non-surgical treatment with many health and cosmetic benefits, one being hair restoration. If you suffer from hair loss or thinning, PRP can be injected into the scalp to grow thicker, fuller hair. This popular treatment to restore, revive and regenerate hair growth uses PRP, Platelet-Rich Plasma, to stimulate dormant hair follicles and heal them at a cellular level. For thicker, healthier hair, this is a natural and easy solution, ideal for receding hairlines and mild-to-moderate hair loss.
What exactly is Platelet-rich Plasma?
Blood mainly consists of a liquid called plasma and contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Platelets play an important role in clotting blood, but they also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. Growth factors are commonly used by medical professionals to heal injuries. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is plasma that contains more platelets than what is typically found in your blood. A high concentration of platelets and growth factors can be 5-10 times richer than normal plasma.
What can you expect during a hair restoration treatment?
Our aesthetic nurse injector will consult with you to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. In order to develop and prepare PRP, we will draw a small amount of your own blood. Using the centrifuge at our medical spa, we will separate platelets from other blood cells to increase their concentration. The increased concentration of platelets is then combined with the remaining blood.
Once topical numbing is applied to the area of treatment, your provider will then add the PRP to a syringe and inject it into your scalp. Injections are made to deliver the highly-concentrated platelet-rich plasma into the skin at the level of any weak hair follicles. The entire procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, but you will be able to drive yourself home afterward and resume your regular routine. There is no downtime!
When can you expect results from hair restoration?
Patients usually see improvements in hair thickness, texture and growth within four weeks after treatment.* However, a series of three treatments are needed for optimal effects. We will send you home with our carefully selected RevitaLash line of shampoo/conditioner and scalp serum to heal, protect and nourish the hair follicles to promote a healthy scalp. We recommend 2-3 treatments, spaced four weeks apart, for best results. You will need maintenance treatments every 1-2 years to maintain the results of your hair restoration treatment.
For stronger, luscious locks, book your hair restoration appointment today!
If the idea of a stronger, fuller mane of killer hair excites you, call us at (781) 826-5400 to learn more about hair restoration or fill out the form below to book your appointment today.