PRP Hair Restoration
WHAT IS IT?
PRP stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma” and it involves using your own genetic makeup to stimulate hair growth. The first step in this process is taking a small sample of blood. Once the blood is collected it’s put into a centrifuge and spun until the plasma is separated from the rest of the blood. This plasma is then collected and put into storage and can be used to help rejuvenate your face, or to stimulate hair growth.Because the plasma is naturally occurring, you never have to worry about an allergic reaction or your body rejecting the treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The biggest benefit for using PRP for your hair restoration is the fact the plasma is coming from your own body. Using your body’s natural plasma reduces the chances of an allergic reaction or a rejection to basically zero. The plasma also strengthens the hair surrounding the injection site.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
There are two parts of the process in which you might feel pain: The blood collection and the introduction of the plasma back into the system. While the blood collection isn’t complicated, it’s the same process used at a blood bank or your primary care physician, it does involve a shot.
The second point of pain could occur when the plasma is put into the hair follicles. In order to stimulate hair growth, the plasma is injected directly in the hair follicle. Your doctor will use a numbing agent and make the process as painless as possible, but after the procedure is complete the head is often sore or sensitive to the touch.