PRP HAIR RESTORATION
Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains platelets which are rich in growth factors. Growth factors signal skin cells to function and have been used in medicine to treat health issues like arthritis. Our doctors harness the power of these growth factors to stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth. The treatment begins with a standard blood draw from the patient’s arm. The tube of blood is then put into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins the blood tube to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. Using the U225 Meso Gun, the platelet rich plasma is then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles.
Frequently Asked Questions:
The procedure lasts no longer than 30 minutes and begins by one of our doctors extracting a small amount of blood from the patients arm (about one small vial similar to a blood test.) The blood is then spun in a centrifuge which separates the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma. This plasma is then injected into the desired treatment area. The sensation is relatively painless, although some patients may find it uncomfortable.
Results can first be seen within two to three months.
Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s response and results.
Because the treatment aggressively floods the treatment area with platelets, you may experience swelling and tenderness. It is advised to allow for 2 to 3 days of down time following your treatment.