Does PRP work for hair loss?
It is a very good treatment option for many patients experiencing hair loss.
Who is a good candidate for PRP?
It is usually best for people who have had hair loss for three years or less.
Can I be allergic to PRP?
You cannot be allergic to PRP because it is derived from your own cells.
How do we extract the PRP?
A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm. It is then separated and the red cells are discarded. The rest contains the plasma which has the growth factors. These growth factors often stimulate hair growth.
What exactly is PRP?
It is platelet rich plasma.
How many treatments of PRP are required?
PRP is performed once a month for six treatments.
Is there any maintenance required for the PRP treatment for hair loss?
It is suggested that one PRP treatment every six months be performed for maintenance.
Can I wash my hair after the PRP treatment?
It is recommended that you do not shower or wash your hair for 24 hours after the PRP treatment.
Are the PRP injections painful for hair loss?
A special machine is used that provides a cold spray to the scalp to minimize any discomfort that you may feel from the injections.
When can I expect to see any hair growth from the PRP injections?
It takes time for the hair to grow from the scalp to the surface. You will see hair growth at approximately the fourth month if the treatment is working.
Are there other treatments used in conjunction with the PRP?
I often recommend certain vitamin supplements and both topical and other prescription medications.
What types of hair loss is this good for?
It is good for male pattern hair loss or androgenic alopecia.
What types of hair loss is this not a good for?
If you have scarring alopecia which is hair loss from scarring, PRP would not be a good option.
Any downtime after PRP?
No. You can resume normal activities.