Hair Restoration with Platelet Rich Plasma
Imagine… Thicker, fuller hair, naturally!
PRP takes advantage of your own natural healing abilities, stimulating the growth of new, thicker, healthier hair. It is a low-risk option for those seeking help with hair loss, and both men and women are candidates for this procedure.
What is Hair Restoration with PRP?
If hair transplant surgery is not desirable or necessary, PRP is a great option for people seeking help with hair loss. Numerous studies have been conducted, and hair restoration with PRP has been statistically shown to trigger natural hair growth, although results do vary on an individual basis. Hair restoration with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is an innovative, non-surgical, regenerative technique. When introduced to the scalp and existing hair follicles, platelet-rich plasma triggers the body’s natural regenerative abilities. By injecting PRP into the target area, dormant hair follicles can become reactivated, providing you with a fuller head of hair.
Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration
- triggers new hair growth
- thicker, fuller, stronger hair
- decreases hair loss
- is a gentle, non-surgical procedure
- short treatment time
- no downtime, no side effects, no visible impairments
- no allergy or infection risk
- significantly visible results within months
- long lasting effects
What to expect before, during, and after treatment
Understanding the cause of hair loss is essential to customizing a hair restoration treatment plan. Prior to your first treatment Dr. Miller will meet with you to dive deep into your health and the factors affecting your hair loss, resulting in optimal benefits from your PRP Hair Treatment. Dr. Miller comes up with a unique treatment protocol that could include just PRP treatment, or could include restoring your micronutrient deficiencies, discussing medications that could be impacting your hair quality, and coming up with a plan that will maximize your hair growth, naturally. Iron deficiency, poor digestion, thyroid diseases, and nutrient deficiencies are just a few factors that impact hair growth from the inside.
During your treatment you can expect the following:
- PRP is isolated from a small amount of your own blood
- Optional anesthetic is applied to the scalp
- PRP is injected into various points in the scalp
- The entire procedure lasts under one hour
- You can go home and resume non-vigorous activity immediately
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 may extend recovery time include adverse reactions to the anesthetic, or infection.
Who is a candidate for PRP Hair Restoration
If you are experiencing the onset of hair loss or have been experiencing thinning, hair restoration with PRP might be an option for you
Ideal candidates for PRP will have hair follicles that are dormant and can benefit from reactivation. PRP is designed to simulate healthy but inactive hair follicles. People with no hair follicles at the target site will not benefit from this treatment. During the consultation process, your scalp will be evaluated, needs and expectations will be discussed, and your candidacy will be determined for this hair restoration procedure.
Factors that may disqualify you from the procedure are:
- Current blood thinning medication use
- Heavy smoker
- Low platelet count
- Certain diseases that are systemic, or cancer
Please be sure to fully discuss your medical history with Dr. Miller, as some conditions and medications can pose a risk with this procedure.
How many sessions will I need?
Dr. Miller recommends 4-6 initial sessions spaced no more than 3-4 weeks apart, as this is what the research shows to be most effective. New growth will be evaluated and then it is common to schedule repeat treatments every 4-8 months to maintain results initially.
How much does it cost?
The procedure cost varies based on extent of hair loss and desired results. 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. Cost also varies based on how much or little you decide to work on other factors impacting hair health with Dr. Miller
Many patients choose to live with their hair loss because they think solutions are too costly—this is a huge mistake. When hair is thinning, the follicle is still active. It’s possible to restore your hair growth before a follicle is dead- don’t wait!