PRP therapy is a chance to invigorate your own natural healing abilities, and in this case, to stimulate the growth of thicker hair. In cases where a hair transplant is not desirable, or you don’t choose medications as a solution, then PRP is a low-risk option for those seeking help with hair loss. Men and women alike can benefit from hair restoration with PRP, although results do vary on an individual basis, it is statistically shown to trigger natural hair growth.
Hair restoration with PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is an innovative and non-surgical, regenerative technique. Since the PRP is taken from your own body there is no chance of rejection when administering it to other areas of the body such as the scalp.
Platelet rich plasma when introduced to the scalp and existing hair follicles, triggers the body’s natural regenerative abilities. In the restoration of hair, the growth factors present in the PRP are thought to aid in the growth or thickening of hair produced by follicles that are in a dying phase.
Hair restoration with PRP involves the following steps:
The entire procedure generally takes 45 minutes to an hour for a single treatment.
Results can be seen after four to six months, but the actual degree of improvement will vary from person to person.
Often, practitioners will want you to have multiple treatments within the first four to six weeks, in order to stimulate the scalp and healthier hair growth.
Typically, after the initial treatments, as many as four treatments are scheduled during a twelve-month period, as most patients will schedule repeat treatments every three to four months.
This will be determined by Dr. Egrari, as each individual may require a unique treatment plan for their hair restoration.
If you are experiencing the onset of hair loss or have been experiencing thinning, then hair restoration with PRP might be an option for you.
During a consultation with Dr. Egrari, you will discuss your medical history and any medications that you may currently be on, if any, so he can determine whether or not the use of PRP is appropriate for you. Dr. Egrari may also suggest some alteration to your medication, if that is possible, to allow you to undergo the treatment.
Things that may disqualify you from the procedure are:
Be sure to fully disclose your medical history and any medications or supplements you may be taking as they could interfere with or pose risks during treatment.
The procedure cost varies based on location and the practitioner. On average the cost of hair restoration with PRP ranges from $1500 to $3500 for the initial package of treatments. The subsequent treatments will vary in cost, based upon patient need. This may vary depending on the equipment used and if any nutrients or other components are added to the PRP injected into the scalp.
Recovery time is minimal, as the anesthetic will wear off quickly and the tenderness of the scalp will ease within a day or so. Due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment, the recovery is very simple.
Factors that could extend recovery time would be adverse reactions to the anesthetic, infection, or damage to blood vessels in the scalp. Using a Board-certified practitioner such as Dr. Egrari will reduce the likelihood of the procedure causing complications.
Dr. Egrari is a Board-certified plastic surgeon and an advocate for non-invasive treatments. His experience in the field will give you the confidence you need to take that first step towards achieving your cosmetic goals. He and his team are welcoming and knowledgeable and will help you with every step of your treatment plan.
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