PRP For Hair Loss
PRP FOR HAIR LOSS
What Is PRP And Microneedling for Hair Loss?
PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, is a concentrated version of your own blood and proteins that supports cell function. It is spun in a centrifuge and then reinjected into the hair follicles to deliver nutrients and increase blood flow.
How it Works
PRP with microneedling is a three-step process. First, your own blood is drawn. It is then placed into a centrifuge and spun, separating the plasma from red blood cells.
After the treatment areas are anesthetized, the platelets are then injected into the hair follicles. The platelets then break down and slowly release growth factors, which helps jumpstarts the natural cell proliferation process.
PRP with microneedling is typically performed every four to six weeks, allowing enough time in between for your hair follicles to respond to the treatment.
FAQS About PRP
Is It Painful?
PRP with microneedling is well-tolerated by most patients. To maximize your comfort, a topical anesthetic will be applied before the injections. Some patients may experience mild tenderness and swelling at the injection sites, however, this will quickly subside.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The exact number of sessions will depend on the degree of hair loss and your response to treatment. In general, most patients have a series of treatments over the course of four to six weeks for optimal results.
Benefits of PRP and Microneedling for Hair Loss
PRP for hair loss offers patients a variety of benefits, which include:
- Minimally-invasive: PRP with microneedling is only minimally invasive, so there is little to no associated downtime.
- Improved Hair Health: By injecting your own plasma into the scalp, your existing hair and any regrowth will be healthier and thicker with improved texture.
- Natural and Non-Toxic: PRP uses your own blood, so it is all-natural and non-toxic.
What Are the Risks?
PRP and microneedling are both safe and effective procedures. However, it is important to note that some patients do experience mild side effects after treatment. Some of the most common side effects include mild redness, swelling, and possible bruising at the injection site.
Am I a Candidate for PRP With Microneedling?
Ideal candidates for treatment are patients who are experiencing hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia or hair loss due to underlying medical conditions. It is important to note that patients with complete hair loss (alopecia totalis) are not suitable candidates for PRP treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about PRP with microneedling for hair loss, contact our Bellevue, Washington office at 425-455-2131. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you have before scheduling your consultation