What is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?
Hair loss is a major concern for a number of adults, whether it is brought on by age, genetics, hormones, medical conditions, or from over-styling or using too many hair products. With recent advances, new treatments have been made to help fight the condition. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative, nonsurgical remedy for people who are suffering hair loss that is showing remarkable benefits in slowing, stopping, and reversing hair loss. PRP has shown promising outcomes in individuals with alopecia areata and thinning eyebrows. Board-certified aesthetic physician Dr. Anayo Umerah of Ageless Aesthetics provides this innovative treatment in Warner Robins and Macon, GA. By blending a powerful solution of hair growth factors and bioactive proteins, Dr. Umerah can help strengthen your hair, resulting in thicker, longer, healthier locks. It is necessary to note that PRP does not develop new hair follicles in locations where you are already bald. It is utilized to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they will produce healthier, thicker, longer hair fibers.
Am I A Candidate For PRP Hair Restoration?
Anyone experiencing balding is essentially an ideal candidate for PRP treatments, while those with early hair loss tend to yield the best results. PRP is best suited for those with androgenic alopecia, which is an inherited type of hair thinning that usually occurs on the top part of the head. In women, this can sometimes appear as a broadening part with regular hair density at the back of the scalp. Those with sections of "weak quality” hair growth on the scalp with normally reacting hair follicles usually have the greatest results with PRP hair regrowth treatments.
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What Can I Expect from PRP Hair Restoration Treatments?
PRP hair restoration is typically a brief, minimally invasive, one-hour treatment. The process begins with acquiring a small amount of your blood and placing it in a specialized machine, which circulates the blood at high speed to separate the platelets from the remainder of the blood components. After that, a local anesthetic is administered to your scalp and the platelet-rich plasma is reintroduced into regions of your scalp that are bald or thinning. Then, microneedling is performed on the scalp to cause micro-trauma and micro-channels into the epidermis, which activates the PRP and permits it to penetrate deep into the skin. Typically, we suggest an initial therapy and maintenance treatments about every nine months to one year. There is little to no downtime after this procedure, and you should be able to get back to your normal routine. You may develop some redness, minor swelling, and mild discomfort to the treated areas, which can last up to 48 hours. While outcomes differ for each patient, cosmetic results are typically seen after about 4 – 6 months and can continue to improve for as much as a complete year following therapy.
PRP hair restoration FAQ
How much does PRP hair restoration cost?
PRP hair restoration therapy takes into account many factors, but mainly, how many treatments you'll need to achieve your desired results. During your consultation with Dr. Umerah, she'll assess your level of hair loss and determine how many treatments will reach your goals. Then she'll be able to give you an estimate of your likely costs. Dr. Umerah can also tell you about any specials Ageless Aesthetics is currently offering and what payment methods they accept.
Can PRP therapy be combined with other hair treatments?
Yes, PRP hair restoration can be combined with other treatments to achieve even better results. These often include topical medications, microneedling, and others. Dr. Umerah will analyze your scalp and level of hair loss during your private consultation before creating your personalized PRP therapy regimen. You can ask Dr. Umerah about other treatments and combining treatments during your consultation.
How often will I need PRP treatments?
Typically, three PRP hair restoration treatments are performed a month apart. Each patient's PRP therapy regimen is unique to their level of hair loss and aesthetic goals. Dr. Umerah will take this into account when she designs your plan to help you schedule your treatments to achieve optimal results. For more advanced hair loss, Dr. Umerah may recommend more initial treatments, which will usually be performed less frequently as you begin to see results.
How effective is PRP hair restoration therapy for treating hair loss?
The main factors affecting PRP hair restoration therapy are the degree of hair loss and how many treatments are performed. The key thing to remember is to stay patient with achieving your results and to allow your new hair to grow. During your consultation, Dr. Umerah will assess your hair loss and be able to tell you what you can realistically expect from your PRP treatments. Some patients may need to continue PRP therapy to maintain their results and to avoid future hair loss.
Are the PRP injections painful?
Before the PRP treatment begins, while the PRP serum is being prepared, Dr. Umerah will apply an anesthetic to your scalp to numb the treatment area. This helps to keep most patients from feeling any discomfort during the PRP injections. If you have any concerns about pain or discomfort, feel free to talk to Dr. Umerah during your consultation. After the procedure, you may experience some residual numbness or tingling that typically subsides after a short while.
Thick, Healthy Hair
PRP hair restoration is a scientifically backed option for those struggling to find hair loss solutions. At Ageless Aesthetics, we are honored to offer effective solutions to efficiently treat thinning hair. To learn more about PRP treatment sessions, we ask you to contact our Warner Robins or Macon, GA facility today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified aesthetic physician Dr. Anayo Umerah.