Don’t suffer from hair loss or thinning hair any longer! New Visage in Morehead City offers PRP (Platlet Rich Plasma) injection for hair loss. PRP is extremely safe because we inject your own white blood cells into the scalp to stimulate hair follicles and encourage regrowth. Your hair will grow thicker and the appearance of thinning hair or hair loss will improve for both men and women. Call us today to schedule a free consultation!
What is PRP treatment for hair restoration?
PRP non-surgical hair restoration consists of the application of your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) topically and by injection into the area of thinning hair to stimulate new hair growth and improve health and texture of existing hair.
How does the PRP treatment work?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to stimulate and nourish follicles for hair growth. Highly concentrated plasma contains platelets that release growth factors; these growth factors have been shown to generate new hair and improve the density and health of your existing hair.
Is there any discomfort and downtime with this treatment?
There could be minimal tenderness and mild swelling in the injection sites for 3-5 days following the treatment.
How long does it take for a single treatment?
The entire treatment takes less than an hour for most patients. There is no downtime and you can head right back to your normal activities afterwards.
What results should I expect from my PRP treatment?
PRP contains a rich and concentrated mix of cytokines and growth factors that can be activated and injected into the areas of thinning hair leading to a stimulation of dormant hair follicles and hair regeneration. PRP treatment improves hair health, strength, individual hair diameter and prevents further hair loss, which can improve the health and quality of your current hair and could induce new hair growth but the degree of which varies from person to person.
PRP has been shown to induce new hair regeneration in both male and female pattern hair loss, decelerate hair loss in men and women, make finer hair thicker, and/or increase density and strength of hair.
How many treatments will I need for hair restoration?
We recommend starting with four treatments, four weeks apart for best results for most people with thinning hair as an initial treatment. You will need maintenance treatments every one to two years thereafter to maintain the results of your PRP hair regeneration treatment.
How soon will I see results from my PRP treatment?
Although you will start to see improvement in hair texture, a thickness of hair shaft and growth of new hair in the treated area within two weeks after treatment, it typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see measurable results.
Does PRP treatment need to be repeated for the prevention of hair loss?
Unfortunately, the results of PRP treatment for hair regrowth are not permanent. Nothing can change your genetic predisposition for hair loss and the loss will return if no maintenance treatments are performed. Most patients with male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss who respond to PRP hair loss treatment require repeat treatment anywhere between 12-24 months after their initial treatment. As with your initial treatment, it may take another three to six months to see measurable improvement in hair density. Subsequently, PRP may need to be repeated periodically depending on your individual response to PRP therapy, your genetics, the extent of your hair loss and if you are using any other medications for hair loss treatment. Additional treatment frequency will also depend on your hair treatment goals.
What are the side effects of PRP treatment for thinning hair?
Because the PRP is obtained from you, it virtually eliminates the possibility of an allergic reaction.
- Like with any treatment involving needle injections there may be mild bleeding, which is easily controlled with the application of pressure.
- There is a small risk of bruising and of infection at the injection site.
- There could be some tenderness in the treated area that may last a few days.
- In a small number of individuals, there may be mild swelling at the treated area that can last a few days.
- Rarely there may be shedding of hair.