Everything You Should Know About PRP Hair Treatment
Several factors can lead to hair loss, including age, medications, and specific medical disorders. Fortunately, you don’t have to wear a hat to cover your baldness whenever you go out. The platelet rich plasma (PRP) hair treatment Santa Monica can help restore your thick, healthy hair within a few months, boosting your physical appearance and self-confidence.
How PRP hair treatment works
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses the patient’s blood to promote hair growth. The treatment involves extracting a small amount of your blood and then separating the platelets from the rest of the blood cells using a centrifuge. Your provider then injects the concentrated platelets into your scalp in the areas of hair loss. The platelets in the PRP contain growth factors that promote the growth of new blood vessels in the scalp, which can improve new hair development. In addition, the growth factors can also stimulate the production of new cells in the hair follicles, leading to thicker, more luscious, and healthier hair.
The treatment usually involves a series of sessions, and the frequency of the sessions will vary depending on the individual. The practitioner may recommend 3-4 treatments at 4-6 weeks intervals, after which they will evaluate your results. It is crucial to understand that PRP hair treatment is not a guaranteed cure for hair loss; the results can vary from person to person. Some people may see significant improvement in hair growth, while others may not see as much of a change.
What to expect after PRP hair treatment
The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair treatment is usually a safe procedure. Still, as with any medical procedure, there can be some side effects, including mild pain or discomfort at the injection sites, redness, swelling, or bruising. These side effects are usually short-lived, and you can manage them with over-the-counter pain medication. Rarely, some people may experience an infection, allergic reaction, bleeding at the injection site, or a formation of keloids which are raised scars. It is important to discuss the treatment’s potential side effects and risks with the practitioner before undergoing the procedure.
Your practitioner may give you some specific instructions on how to care for your scalp and what to avoid following the procedure. You may need to understand and be patient as the results of PRP hair treatment may take time to be visible. It can take weeks or months for the growth factors in the PRP to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and new cells in the hair follicles. You may notice some slight thickening of the hair in the treated areas, but the full results of the treatment may only be apparent for a few months. Multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
Before the procedure, your Self Care LA specialist may use some ice to ensure your comfort, although most patients find the treatment very tolerable. If you’re struggling with alopecia, you can call the practice or use the online scheduling button to create an appointment for PRP hair treatment.