PRP Hair Restoration Alpharetta

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which are very important in the healing of injuries.

These growth factors stimulate and regenerate aged and damaged skin.

PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma with many more platelets than typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.

To prepare for the PRP treatment, blood is collected from the patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation.

Over time, as the follicles shrink, they produce hair that is thinner and thinner, until they reach a point where they stop producing hair at all. Injecting Platelet Rich Plasma into the scalp can cause the shrinking hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing thicker and fuller hair growth.

PRP Hair Restoration is recommended for both men and women. It is a safe, non-surgical, natural, alternative medical procedure for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. PRP is injected with a thin needle into the scalp and stimulates inactive hair follicles into an active phase.

We recommend multiple treatments within a certain period of time (typically intervals between treatments 3-4 months). Number of treatments will be defined based on patient’s needs and concerns.

The procedure usually takes around 60-90 minutes and patient can return to the normal routine the next day.

We recommend multiple treatments within a certain period of time (typically intervals between treatments 3-4 months). Number of treatments will be defined based on patient’s needs and concerns.

The procedure usually takes around 60-90 minutes and patient can return to the normal routine the next day.

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Faq

What exactly is PRP?

PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma.” This is part of your body’s own natural healing mechanism. Along with white blood cells, it makes up the essential fluid that carries nutrients and waste throughout the body. Platelets are unique in that they contain essential healing and growth factors. When an injury occurs, platelets in your blood provide the necessary elements to heal the wound from the inside.

Platelet-rich plasma Hair Restoration Therapy uses the best concentrated plasma your blood has to offer to stimulate the rejuvenation of hair follicles, encouraging growth factors and increasing levels of collagen and stem cells. When injected into the scalp, it helps to increase hair count, thickness, and density.</p.

The best part?

Because PRP injections are made up of your own cells and plasma, the risk of an allergic reaction is nearly non-existent!

Is this treatment for men or for women?

BOTH! Men and women may suffer differently from hair loss conditions, but the embarrassment and stress it can cause is still intense, and can sometimes feel debilitating. Many successful clinical trials have been tested on both men and women ranging in age from 18 to upwards of 72 years. Hair loss is not sex or age specific- it can be genetic, or can even just be due to high stress levels.

Clients who will get the most beneficial results are those who have just recently started to experience hair loss – the more recent the hair loss occurred, the better your chances are of regrowth. Also, those with thinning or balding hair (but not completely bald)- PRP injections will help to thicken, strengthen, and grow hair from follicles that are still functioning, however weakly they may seem.

What should I do to prepare?

Don’t smoke or drink heavily beforehand, if at all. This can negatively affect you later in terms of side effects and final results. Don’t use any hair products like hairspray, mousse or gel for at least three days prior to your PRP injections, and come to the office with freshly cleansed hair.

Will I immediately see results?

Patience, patience, patience! It is important to understand results can be slow and gradual. Since hair goes through growth cycles, results will begin to transpire after the first two or three months, and will be most noticeable around the six-month mark.

Keep in mind that individual experiences vary. That said, most patients begin to enjoy increased hair count, thickness, and density within several weeks after the treatment.

Will I need multiple treatments?

While this does differ from client to client, generally speaking we recommend a minimum of 3 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Depending on the degree of hair thinning or hair loss, fewer or more sessions may be recommended for hair regeneration.

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is just one tool used for the treatment of hair loss or thinning hair, and can safely be combined with topical minoxidil and finasteride (in men).

Is it painful? Are there any side effects?

For the utmost client comfort we do apply a topical numbing cream to the area that will be injected. This just helps to desensitize the skin; the special micro-needle we utilize to inject the PRP is extremely thin so while it is possible you may experience some tenderness, the majority of our patients report little to no pain.

What is the downtime?

There’s little to no downtime involved with this PRP treatment so you can immediately go back to your usual activities, though some patients wait a day to return to work.