At the Hillelson-Whipple clinic, we like to remind our patients that the many improvements we can accomplish through non-invasive treatments are continually evolving. Take Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration, for example. PRP for Hair Restoration is a non-surgical technique for individuals who want thicker, natural appearing hair.
PRP Hair Restoration is a process that only takes about 45 minutes to an hour and involves drawing a small sample of your plasma into a test tube. We process your plasma sample in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. The PRP, which contains many growth factors, is then placed into syringes and re-injected into the area(s) of hair thinning or hair loss. As with most of our procedures, Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ruth Hillelson will be performing the treatment.
What is the recovery time for PRP injections?
Most people can continue their daily activities following PRP injections.
How soon will I see results after my first PRP treatment?
Because PRP injections promote natural hair growth, you may not notice an immediate difference after receiving the injections. However, in several weeks, patients may observe that the area is growing more hair than expected if they hadn’t received PRP injections.
Who is an ideal candidate for PRP treatment?
People with poor hair growth and weak hair are ideal candidates for PRP treatment for hair loss.
How long do the PRP treatments last?
While results may vary, most patients may require repeat treatment anywhere between 12-24 months after their initial treatment to maintain the results of PRP hair restoration. Studies have shown that the hair regrown from PRP can last for up to 18 months after treatment.
How many PRP treatments will I need for hair restoration?
We usually recommend two to three treatments, four weeks apart for best results for most people with thinning hair. Most patients need maintenance treatments every one to two years thereafter to maintain the results of your PRP hair restoration treatment.
What are the possible risks/complications from this treatment?
Since PRP treatments uses a patient’s own plasma, there are few risks. Risks from injection are redness, swelling, and bruising.