Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration Nashua
What is PRP Hair Restoration Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, therapy is a new, advanced technique that can be effectively applied to hair restoration. This method uses PRP, which is derived from the patient’s blood (by separating it into the blood cells and plasma), to jumpstart the body’s hair follicles to produce and grow hair faster and thicker. This is possible because the plasma contains platelets that are rich in growth factors. These substances are naturally responsible for the skin’s turnover rate and production of things like collagen and elastin. In this case, growth factors can return hair follicles to their normal production rate.
Who is a Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration Therapy?
PRP Hair Restoration can be an excellent alternative to follicle transplant techniques, which can be invasive and require the use of foreign substances. Because PRP therapy uses the patient’s own blood, there’s little risk of reaction or irritation. Candidates that benefit most from PRP techniques are those that are beginning to show signs of early hair loss or thinning on the top of the head of in the front/temporal area. . Patients should also be in good health and avoid certain medications before treatment. Specific recommendations will be provided by our care team at your consultation.
What Happens During PRP Hair Restoration Therapy?
To begin, both the donor site and the treatment area are prepared for the procedure, and a blood sample is taken from the patient. The amount needed can depend on the size of the treatment area, which will be determined by the provider. The vials are them placed within a centrifuge which quickly spins them so that the blood cells are separated from the platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is then injected at regular intervals into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles in order for the PRP to best reach them. Depending on how large the treatment area is, this procedure can take around thirty minutes. On some occasions this will be combined with Microneedling which can also help stimulate growth factors. Your provider will help you decide which technique is best for you.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
PRP Hair Restoration therapy works best as a series of treatments, usually spaced a month apart. In general, most patients see results after their second treatment or later, due to the nature of hair growth cycles. Patients usually experience some hair shedding before this, which usually indicates that the hair replacing it will be thicker and longer. During your consultation, our providers can give you the best idea of what to expect during your recovery and further treatments.
After each treatment patients are generally a little bit sore but can return to normal activities with little downtime.
To begin your PRP Hair Restoration Therapy treatment plan, contact our office to schedule an appointment!