Hair Regrowth Therapy with Platelet Rich Plasma is an exciting new treatment for Hair loss !!
At Second Look Aesthetics, we see PRP therapy as a versatile tool in the treatment of hair loss for a number of causes including:
1. Male Pattern Hair Loss – especially in the early stages of balding,or anytime there is a lot of miniaturized hair on the scalp
2. Female Pattern Hair Loss – at all stages of hair loss
3. Hypotrichosis (fine/reduced hairs) of the eyebrows or beard
4. Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis
5. Metabolic causes of hair loss – iron deficiency and medication induced hair loss
How PRP works
Patients who are good candidates for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection indicate they are not interested in surgery, want to prevent more hair loss, and are currently experiencing a lot of miniaturized hair.
As a non-surgical ,non invasive solution for hair restoration, PRP is not a pharmaceutical or a drug, but a biomatrix that repairs and remodels damaged tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
In hair restoration, PRP prepared from your own blood is injected into the scalp after giving local anesthesia. It is then administered via a series of injections over the full scalp or in a localized treatment area such as the eyebrows or beard.
The application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. PRP activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss, PRP has also regrown hair in alopecia area, eyebrow hypotrichosis and other patient cases with non-hereditary hair loss.
The recovery from PRP therapy is typically uneventful. Pain is easily managed in most cases with non-narcotic analgesic medication such as Tylenol. There is no other downtime or noticeable effects of the procedure. Patients can wash their hair normally immediately after the injections. A PRP treatment takes about 60-80 minutes to complete.
New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 5-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.