Does hair restoration with PRP hurt?
The actual restoration of your hair is not painful, but some patients have report a slight discomfort around the injecting of the PRP. While this is common, the discomfort is very mild and can be carried out with a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
What are the risks of hair restoration with PRP?
There are no threatening risks associated with PRP because the nutrients are from your own body. The only side effects you may experience are a mild redness to the skin and irritation similar to a sunburn. These symptoms typically fade within a day or two and do not bother you after.
How long do the results of hair restoration with PRP last?
To judge the results of your treatment, it can take about 6 to 12 months to see the visual improvements in the mirror or with pictures. You have to consider how long it can take hair to grow back or fully grow out. We can track your progress every three months and monitor the phases. The average hereditary hair loss patient can expect to need PRP on an annual basis after the initial treatments are complete.
How long is the treatment?
PRP treatments take about 30 minutes. Drawing the blood and isolating the PRP takes 10 to 15 minutes. The PRP injections take from 5-15 minutes, depending on your needs.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required is determined by the condition of your hair. We recommend starting with 3-4 treatments spaced four weeks apart. Once the desired results are achieved, you will need additional treatments 2-3 times per year to maintain the health of your hair.
How successful is hair restoration with PRP?
The success rate ranges between 70-90% percent for the average patient. The growth hormones in the blood platelets stimulate and regenerate the dying or inactive hair follicles so that they can produce thicker, healthier hair. PRP also improves circulation, which is necessary for healthy hair.