PRP Hair Restoration Front Desk Cheat Sheet
- We use your own blood plasma and inject it in to your scalp to support new, stronger hair growth
- It is great for men and women who have thinning hair, no matter the age.
- It helps grow thicker, fuller hair and helps prevent further hair loss.
- It works best with male and female pattern baldness
- There are no side effects, because it is all from your own body.
- The normal pain level is a 2 out of 10, no need for anesthetics
- Usual treatment appointment is one hour, but actual injection is about 15 minutes.
- Most people need 1 treatment a month for the first three months, and then every three months for the rest of the year
- Will not see results for 3-6 months after first treatment
- No down time.
- Book the physical exam, the RN will call you and ask prelim questions and you will have to do bloodwork labs before your first apt.
Frequently Asked Questions for PRP Hair Restoration
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets I a small volume of plasma.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy was developed based on new medical research and the advancmet of technology within the medical community. Scientific studies recently published have reviewed PRP hair restoration technique as a non-invasive, all-natural procedure that has been found to stimulate hair regrowth as well as reduce the effects of thinning.
How can PRP aid in treating hair loss?
PRP therapy for hair regrowth works on the basis on utilizing growth factors that exist in normal platelets. These growth factors enter the hair bulb circulation and stimulate the stem cells. This promotes positive changes in the follicle, supporting new hair growth.
Who is a good candidate for PRP hair rejuvenation therapy?
Typically, the best candidates for PRP therapy treatments are those that do not have a history od Telogn Effluvium or scarring Alopecia.
How is PRP harvested?
Your blood will be drawn up similar to a lab test. The tube containing the blood will be put in a special centrifuge. The blood will spin down, separating the plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma will be drawn up in to syringes, and used for treatment.
How long does a PRP blood draw and processing take?
The blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10 minute centrifuge process. The time for the actual treatment can be anywhere between 5-20 minutes, depending on the necessity of the patient.
How is PRP therapy for hair loss performed?
The procedure can vary by practitioner based on your hair regrowth needs and the regimen being utilized. Typically, the PRP procedure itself is convenient and non- medically invasive. Once you arrive to the office, the practitioner will draw your blood, prepare the PRP, and inject it in to your scalp in a pattern that will support the most growth for your hair loss.
Is the treatment painful?
Most patients do not need any topical analgesic or any medication for the treatment and rate their pain level at a 2 out of 10.
How many PRP therapy sessions are required?
Your medical professional will create a treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals. Some patients choose to have PRP performed monthly for three month, and follow that with one session every 3-6 months.
What can I expect to experience after the treatment?
Most patients report stinging, burning or tingling sensations the evening after the treatment. There can be temporary inflammation and redness around the application site, but it quickly resolves.
Is there any post treatment care?
We recommend no touching, scratching or massaging the area for at least 12 hours. Only take Tylenol if you have any discomfort for up to 2 days after the treatment. We also recommend the use of minoxidil 5% (Rogaine) for _______________ or during the duration of your treatment.
Is PRP therapy safe?
Since autologous PRP is produced from your own blood and has no other additives, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
Is PRP therapy FDA cleared?
The PRP process, including the devices for separating the plasma, has been FDA cleared. It should be noted that specifically injecting into the scalp to treat hair loss has not yet been reviewed. PRP has already been used effectively and safely in many other medical fields, including Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Cosmetic Surgery, Oral Surgery, and Neurosurgery. In addition, PRP has and continues to be part of ongoing clinical trials and studies that have shown success in hair regrowth. PRP is in its early stages of scientific research ans subsequent FDA approval. PRP is not intended to replace the current FDA-cleared options such as Rogaine or Propecia. At this time, PRP therapy is a very promising and realistic option for those looking to combat hair loss.