How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Work?
PRP comes from a small amount of your blood that we draw before treatment. Spinning in a centrifuge causes the blood to separate. One layer contains plasma, the liquid part of the blood, which is full of platelets. Platelets act as first responders when the body has an injury, triggering the body’s natural healing systems to react.
When used for hair restoration, PRP works by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels to the scalp, improving overall health. It also triggers the dormant cells of your inactive hair follicles to wake up and grow hair again. Your hair will look thicker and feel stronger as your scalp becomes healthier and blood flow improves.
Am I a Good Candidate for Hair Restoration?
If you have male pattern baldness or thinning hair, you may be a good candidate for hair restoration. PRP cannot regrow hair follicles where you have none left, but follicles in thinning areas respond well to this treatment. Since PRP comes from your blood, the risk of a reaction is extremely low.
Is There Any Downtime With Hair Restoration?
Your scalp may feel sensitive and a bit sore for a few days. Avoid rubbing it or using any harsh chemicals until it has healed. You should feel back to normal within a few days at most. Protecting your head from sun exposure will keep your scalp healthy and help your results last longer.