PRP Hair Growth
PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for men and women who require stimulation of hair growth to treat thinning hair.
PRP therapy has been used for over two decades for skin and wound healing. It has been used effectively in many specialty fields including oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery and burn/wound care medicine, sports medicine and orthopedics. In the field of hair restoration, it is an up and coming treatment option to help promote hair growth.
PRP treatments are administered every 3-5 weeks. First, we will need to draw your plasma and process it in our on-site lab. Then, your PRP will be placed into a syringe and injected directly into your scalp. The growth factors in your blood cells strengthen hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. It is typical for patients to start seeing results after the 2nd or 3rd treatment. This minimally invasive procedure uses your own blood’s concentrated platelets to stimulate the stem cells deep inside your hair follicles. The experts at Swan Centers will talk to you about your hair restoration expectations, and can make a recommendation for PRP or other treatment options.
What to expect
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having a routine blood test. It is then spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood. You should be well hydrated (drink lots of water) prior to your visit to maximize the amount of plasma we can yield from your blood draw. Before photos of the treatment area will be taken.
After the skin of the scalp has been numbed, the highly-concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is delivered to the dermis using the Micro-channeling device, and an additional quantity of PRP is injected into the scalp using a very short fine needle.
• The procedure (not including blood draw or numbing time) takes approximately 45 minutes.
• It is suggested to be performed every 3 to 5 weeks.
• Maintenance would then be one treatment once or twice a year for most clients.
Who should not have PRP?
Patients with history of heavy smoking, drug and alcohol use. Medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenaemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic infections including HIV/AIDS, chronic liver disease, anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, uncontrolled metabolic and systemic disorders.