How The treatment Works
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative method that allows you to use your own plasma to stimulate and regrow hair follicles that have become dormant. The natural growth factors and stem cells in the platelet-rich portion of your blood is injected into the scalp, enhancing thicker and healthier hair growth.
This is a short office procedure with no down time and very unlikely risk of side effects.
What is PRP?
PRP is a completely natural solution – the solution to hair loss comes from within! Activated plasma initiates a natural and normal process in your body leading to the growth of new hair follicles.
PRP injections may also assist with conditions such as bruising, injury, and bumps. It stimulates protein growth, which naturally strengthens and generates additional hair follicles. Over time, this leads to healthy and natural hair!
While treatments such as grafting and hair transplants mean time away from your career and life, a PRP treatment takes as little as 30-45 minutes and there is rarely more than 24 hours of recovery time. Afterwards, you can easily resume daily activities.
Other procedures such as transplants and grafting can be painful and leave the scalp both tender and swollen. With PRP, there is only minor discomfort that most patients are easily able to tolerate. Some temporary inflammation and soreness can occur but generally subside in a short period of time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The average treatment plan is to have a treatment every 4-6 weeks for 4-6 sessions. This is due to hair growth occurring in varying cycles. New growth on average begins in 3-6 months. Maximum benefit is often noticed after 1 year.
Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is a concentrated solution crafted using the platelets found in the plasma of your own blood. Apart from the platelets, PRP solutions also contain bio-active proteins and other complex nutrients and vitamins that aid in the re-growth of hair and in healing, particularly muscle injuries.
The time required for each session, including the drawing of the blood and preparing the plasma, is based on how extensive the procedure is. Usually, a session can easily last up to 30 to 45 minutes. You can talk to your physician to get a clear idea about this aspect.
While it isn’t likely to cause pain, there is mild discomfort caused by the PRP injection. Your scalp will also experience some temporary soreness as well as inflammation on the treatment area. Luckily, this is usually easily resolved and there are no other side effects.
This service is performed at the Wilmington location.