If you’re struggling with hair loss but are interested in an alternative to a hair transplant, PRP hair restoration may be exactly what you’re looking for.
What happens during a PRP hair treatment?
A couple of pointers to help you prepare for your PRP treatment include discontinuing the use of blood thinning medications or supplements one week before your appointment, and make sure you’re well hydrated and have eaten beforehand.
A PRP hair treatment includes two parts: a blood draw and injections into the scalp. Your scalp will be cleansed and then numbed with a strong topical anesthetic to help minimize any discomfort during the injections. After this, your blood will be drawn and then put into a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the rest of the components within the blood. The plasma then goes into a syringe and is injected areas of the scalp where hair growth is needed to target the dormant hair follicles. The area will be numbed, but you still may feel some pressure — and if needed, your scalp can be iced after the injections have been completed. Treatment time will vary from patient to patient, but an hour and a half is average.