PRP Therapy for Hair Restoration
Hair loss is a common issue. Male and female pattern hair loss is genetic however, there are options such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration which involves a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp.
What are the Benefits of PRP?
PRP for Hair Regrowth
- Increases blood supply to the follicle.
- Increases shaft size (thickness).
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase.
- Controls hair growth cycle.
- Decreases hair loss.
How is PRP Performed?
PRP contains a high volume of growth factors that can improve skin tone and texture when applied to the face.
PRP therapy starts with a vial of blood being drawn from the patient. This sample of blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun so that the valuable plasma is separated from the red blood cells. This process divides the blood into three layers: platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma (PPP), and red blood cells.
The PPP and the red blood cells are discarded, and the PRP is reapplied through a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp.
Harvesting the PRP usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
A series of PRP injections can sometimes thicken hair that is thinning or aid patients who have recently undergone a hair transplant. Treatment will vary based on your need. Initially, our physicians may recommend several treatments spaced 1 month apart. After the initial treatment, many physicians suggest maintenance treatments 2-3 times per year.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for PRP?
Talk to our physicians for a proper diagnosis and to create a treatment plan.
Is there any recovery time?
There is no downtime or long recovery process. You may take a warm shower on the evening of the treatment. In addition, it is advised to avoid using harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.
Want to Learn More About PRP in Corpus Christi, Texas?
If you would like to learn more about PRP treatments in Corpus Christi, Texas, call us at (361) 888-7417 or fill out our online contact form.