A full and thick head of hair is a symbol of beauty, youthfulness, and health. Unfortunately, as heredity, genetic factors, stress, hormonal imbalances, and medications take their toll, both men and women find themselves with thinning and unhealthy-looking hair. Hair restoration can increase a patient’s confidence and self-image while providing them with healthy and fuller locks of hair. Dr. Spies offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to boost hair regrowth and regeneration. PRP is a derivative from your blood that is packed full of growth factors known to increase cell generation and reactivate new hair growth. This treatment prevents further hair loss in both men and women and thickens the remaining hair follicles for full and healthy hair.
Hair restoration with PRP injections is ideal for both men and women suffering from insecurities that stem from their thinning hair. This treatment stimulates follicle growth and reduces hair follicle shrinkage. While it’s proven to provide positive results, this treatment is designed to help patients with thinning hair, not to fill in bald patches or complete baldness. Hair restoration is ideal for patients who are looking for a hair restoration treatment that is:
- Minimally invasive
- Natural and safe
During your PRP treatment, your scalp will be numbed with a topical anesthetic while a vial of blood is taken from your arm. This blood sample is the same size as one taken during a standard blood test. The blood is then attached to the PRP machine where the vial spins through a centrifuge that separates the platelets, plasma, and red blood cells. The valuable platelets are then placed in a separate syringe and injected into various areas of the scalp that experience thinning hair. These are quick, pain-free injections, and the entire process is usually completed between 60 and 90 minutes.
Hair restoration with PRP injections is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. There is no required downtime, and you can resume your day-to-day activities immediately following the treatment. While these procedures are virtually painless, there is a possibility of temporary numbness or redness in the scalp region. This discomfort should subside within a few hours of the treatment.
Your hair restoration results will gradually start to show after about two to three weeks with final results appearing around 12 weeks. Most patients require three to four initial treatment sessions, spaced four weeks apart, to reach optimal results. While these initial treatments will restore a fuller head of hair, the results will not remain permanent if follow-up treatments are not performed. Most patients experience prolonged satisfaction with yearly maintenance treatments. Enjoy your fuller and thicker head of hair with PRP injections.
Hair restoration with PRP injections is entirely safe and natural. Since the injections consist of derivatives from your blood, there is no risk of toxicity or allergic or immune reaction, and there have been no reported instances of significant risks. Temporary risks include:
- Injection site pain
- Temporary redness