Hair loss is a major challenge for patients of all genders all over the world. Those who have experienced hair loss usually experience diminished confidence in comparison with their younger years. Fortunately, issues such as receding hairlines, thinning crowns, and diffuse thinning can now be stopped in their tracks and even reversed.
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections are now considered to be one of the top options for those suffering from hair loss. This natural hair loss treatment optimizes the body’s platelet count to increase the patient’s hair count. Patients walk away with thicker tresses and newfound confidence.
What is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP hair restoration is a cosmetic treatment that uses the patient’s own blood to stimulate hair growth. Platelet-rich plasma is a component of the blood that is rich in growth factors and other proteins that enhance the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes.
The procedure involves extracting a small amount of the patient’s blood and processing it in a centrifuge, separating the PRP from other blood components. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the problem areas of the scalp. The growth factors in the PRP awaken dormant hair follicles, trigger new hair growth, and improve blood flow throughout the scalp.
PRP hair restoration treatments are non-surgical and involve a series of appointments over the course of several months to a year.
Who is a candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP hair restoration is a suitable treatment option for virtually anyone who is experiencing hair loss. Ideal candidates for PRP hair restoration are those who are still in the early stages of hair loss, as the treatment is most effective when the hair follicles are still active. PRP hair restoration may not elicit the same level of effects in individuals who are further along in the balding process.
Overall, PRP hair restoration may not be suitable for everyone. Only after reviewing a patient’s medical history and other factors can a practitioner determine candidacy. Certain medical conditions, such as blood disorders, infections, or cancer, may render one unfit for PRP hair restoration.
What are the benefits of PRP Hair Restoration?
Some of the benefits of PRP include:
- Stimulates new hair growth
- Improves overall health of the scalp
- A non-surgical procedure that involves no incisions or anesthesia
- A safe and natural treatment that utilizes the patient’s own blood
- There is minimal downtime, and patients can get back to their regular schedule right away
- A highly customizable treatment that can meet the unique needs of each individual
It is important to keep in mind that the effectiveness of PRP hair restoration can vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of their hair loss.
What is the recovery process like?
The recovery process from PRP hair restoration is minimal, and most patients can get back to their regular schedules immediately after the treatment. That said, patients must follow the practitioner’s instructions closely in order to ensure proper healing and optimal results.
Some common post-procedure instructions are:
- Refrain from using hair products for the first 24 hours after the treatment
- Avoid excess sun exposure to the scalp (wear a hat when going outside)
- Avoid all strenuous activity (such as exercise) for at least a few days following the treatment
- Refrain from getting the scalp wet (washing hair) for at least 24 to 48 hours
- Refrain from drinking alcohol and smoking for the first few days, as these can hinder the healing process
- Follow up with the practitioner for future appointments
It is important to keep in mind that the recovery process may be different for each patient, as everyone has their own specific needs and treatment plans. Some patients may experience issues such as swelling, redness, or discomfort around the injection sites, but these usually dissipate after a few days.
Why choose North Shore Cosmetic Surgery?
For years, Dr. James N. Romanelli has been providing the greater Long Island, NY community with some of the best in cosmetic care. A board-certified plastic surgeon and specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive treatments, he has used his extensive expertise to help thousands of patients reach their aesthetic goals. In addition to being board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Romanelli is also a member of the exclusive American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
As founder of North Shore Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Romanelli strives to perform only the most advanced and effective surgical procedures available. He hand-picks his team of specialists based on their demonstrated skill and commitment to patient satisfaction.
Contact us today to schedule a private consultation and learn more about PRP Hair Restoration.