PRP Hair Treatment
- Platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors that encourage new hair growth and stimulate the hair follicles when injected into the scalp
- PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical procedure—ice packs or over-the-counter pain relievers will resolve any immediate discomfort
What is PRP and how can it help with Hair loss?
- Platelet-rich plasma is created by drawing blood and isolating the plasma within it, concentrating the platelet-rich plasma cells. The platelets found within your plasma are responsible for blood clotting, growth and healing. It is then injected back into the body to reinvigorate healthy cell growth. PRP treatments have shown promising results for hair loss, skin rejuvenation, sports injuries (like tendons, sprains and pulled muscles), osteoarthritis and more.
How does PRP hair treatment work?
- Plasma, rich with the platelets’ growth factors, is injected across the scalp to encourage new hair growth and stimulate the hair follicles. PRP has been shown to stop the progressive nature of hair loss, increase hair density and overall health.
What should I expect during my first PRP hair treatment?
PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical procedure, so anesthesia and long recovery periods are not an issue. During your first appointment, you should expect the following:
- A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm
- The sample is placed into a machine (centrifuge) that separates the blood and isolates the platelet-rich plasma portion
- Without red blood cells, plasma will look like the color of straw
- The PRP is then injected into the scalp at specific intervals, usually an inch apart
- Your PRP hair treatment appointment is short and usually takes less than a half-hour
- There are no restrictions after the treatment. The most common complaint is that the scalp feels a little tight.
Is PRP Hair Treatment for Hair Loss Right for Me?
You may be a great candidate for PRP hair treatment if any of the following apply to you:
- You are experiencing hair loss
- You are experiencing hair loss somewhat early in life
- You have been diagnosed with androgenic alopecia (thinning at the top of the head that is caused by genetics)
- You are interested in pursuing a combination of treatment strategies to treat your hair loss
- You are prepared to have multiple PRP treatments over a period of time
What are the outcomes?
Most patients see a positive response between three to six months of treatments:
- Increased hair length
- Early regrowth of hair
- Less frequent shedding
The best results are seen when patients receive three treatments one month apart. Then a forth treatment is performed at 9 months. After this initial regimen, maintenance treatments are performed every six to twelve months.
Your aesthetic surgeon may recommend combining PRP hair treatments with other hair loss treatment strategies, like topical creams/foams or prescriptions specific to your situation.
PRP treatment recovery and expected regimen
PRP hair loss treatments are non-surgical procedures, so ice packs or over-the-counter pain relievers will resolve any immediate discomfort. There is no post-operative downtime to worry about, but you may want to avoid irritating the treated area for a few days. Massaging the scalp and taking warm showers is okay—even beneficial to stimulate the scalp—but you may want to avoid strong chemicals or high heat. Any bruising that appears at the injection site is normal and will clear in a few days.
If you are interested in PRP treatments for hair loss, you should know that it is not a one-time solution and requires multiple treatments to ensure the best results.
Why choose Quintessa for PRP hair treatment?
PRP hair loss treatments are a newer medical treatment and research is ongoing to understand the full potential of PRP in general medicine. Because of this, you’ll want to work with a trusted medical professional who is familiar with new technologies and trusted techniques.
At Quintessa, we go out of our way to ensure you have the best possible outcome. We believe that beauty begins with strong relationships; that’s why our team of caring, licensed medical specialists will get to know you first, then gently guide you toward the treatments that will achieve your ideal beauty.
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How long does PRP last for hair loss?
For best results, patients should receive at least three treatments one month apart. A fourth treatment can be performed at nine months with regular maintenance treatments every six to twelve months after that.
Does PRP thicken hair?
Yes, patients can expect thining hair to thicken after platelet-rich plasma is injected into the scalp.
What are the side effects of PRP?
Patients might experience mild pain and scalp tenderness from PRP hair treatment. In some cases, this is nothing more than temporary itchiness.
How long should you rest after PRP injections?
As a non-surgical hair loss technique, recovery time is typically quite short, but it's best to avoid irritating the scalp with chemicals or hot water for at least a few days (warm showers are okay).Read More
At Quintessa Aesthetic Center, we’re proud to serve Wisconsin’s greater Milwaukee and Madison areas.
We currently perform PRP hair treatment with Dr. Daniel Butz in our Mequon, WI location. We also take consultations at our other four locations:
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