What happens during a PRP procedure?
First, a small amount of your blood is extracted from your arm. Then that sample is run through a centrifuge to separate the large red blood cells from the platelets and plasma. After washing your hair and scalp, the resulting platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the scalp in the areas of need. That’s it! There’s no down time or special instructions needed.
Using PRP to Support Hair Transplant Surgery
Part of what determines the success of a hair transplant is how well tissue heals together. For this reason, PRP is used in every hair transplant procedure at the Anderson Center for Hair. Think of PRP helping your new surgically implanted hairs the way fertilizer helps grow your lawn. Thanks to the advanced healing powers of PRP, we can minimize shock and loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Risks
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) serum comes straight from your body, so there's no need to worry about an allergic reaction. And since PRP treatments don't require any surgery or suturing, there's no recovery period. It's over in less than an hour, right in the office. You can go home and resume daily activity almost immediately. It's one of the perks of having an all-natural, non-invasive procedure.
Results from Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
When used to try and stimulate hair growth, we schedule injections at intervals between 6 weeks and 6 months, depending on your particular case. Some improvement in reversing miniaturization or slowing the rate of current hair loss can be expected in the first 2-6 months. The treatments must be continued indefinitely to maintain any results.