If you’re one of the millions of people struggling with hair loss issues, you’ve probably been told that a hair transplant is the only option. But what if there was a natural way to regrow your hair without a transplant? What if the solution was already inside your body? As it turns out, there is a solution; Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) uses your blood plasma to stimulate new hair growth and prevent further hair loss. In this post, you’ll learn how PRP hair restoration works in treating and preventing hair loss in men and women, what you need to know about starting PRP hair treatment as part of your routine treatment plan, and how getting this exciting procedure from the best coolsculpting Los Angeles can help you regrow some or all of your lost hair.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses your body’s blood to stimulate hair growth. PRP for hair growth is also known as autologous blood injection and works by concentrating the healing properties of your platelets to promote new tissue formation and healing in your scalp.
How Does PRP Work?
The first step in obtaining PRP is to take a vial of blood, which a specialist then separates into red blood cells and plasma. After that, they inject or apply the mixture to the area you need most – the scalp or face.
PRP for hair growth has shown positive results in stimulating collagen production, increasing cell turnover rates, and promoting healing in the body. Research also indicates that PRP stimulates hair growth when applied to the scalp (although not everyone sees results).
Preparations For The Procedure
There are a few things you should avoid before the procedure.
- First, you shouldn’t take aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood-thinning medications for five days.
- It would be best to stop smoking and drinking alcohol two weeks before your appointment.
- If you’ve had surgery in the last six months, talk to your doctor about PRP hair treatment.
- It’s also vital that you don’t take any vitamins or supplements during this time – including fish oil and vitamin C (which can thin the blood).
- You shouldn’t eat fatty or sugary foods the day before treatment, and you should also avoid red meat.
- Further, suppose you regularly take prescription medications. In that case, you should inform your doctor so that they can adjust the PRP hair injections accordingly on the day of treatment to avoid unwanted interactions with other medicines.
The Course Of Treatment
The course of treatment is identical for men and women. It lasts about an hour and usually takes place in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia. The patient lies on the operating table with their head and neck in a convenient position to allow reasonable access to the scalp.
Next, a specialist makes small incisions in the scalp with a tiny blade or scalpel (a special surgical knife). These incisions can be up to 1 mm long, but they cause bleeding at the site where they’re made.
After each incision along the hairline, the specialist injects PRP directly into the skin at the injured/scarred areas approximately five times per session (multiple sessions are necessary for optimal results). After injecting all treated areas, blood clots form at the injection sites and must remain in place during the healing period to allow new tissue to regrow and replace the existing scarred tissue with fresh new skin cells.
Recovery And Aftercare
The recovery process following a PRP is fast. Thankfully;
- You don’t need any bandages or pain medication;
- PRP doesn’t require stitches or antibiotics;
- No blood tests are necessary before or after treatment;
- You won’t need X-rays before or after treatment, and
- No follow-up appointment is essential. You can resume your daily activities immediately.
- There are no special dietary or exercise restrictions – you can shower and wash your hair normally.
Advantages Of Keeping Your Own PR
You can use your blood to make PRP. It implies that you don’t have to worry about getting an infection from someone else. You can also use PRP to treat other conditions such as burns, scars, tendons, and ligament injuries.
You may be worried about how much blood you need for this treatment, but it only takes two ounces of blood from you. That’s less than half of what one would typically donate at the hospital.
After the blood is drawn, it’s put into a centrifuge so that the platelets stay in one area while everything else around them falls into another container (this takes about three hours). The specialists then combine the platelets with calcium gluconate so they don’t clump together before injecting them into the scalp. They promote the growth of new hair follicles and prevent further loss of existing follicles.
The other great thing about PRP hair therapy is that you can do all subsequent treatments with samples stored from previous therapies after a one-time treatment.
Risks And Side Effects Of The Procedure
This minimally invasive procedure has a very low risk of complications and is one of today’s most effective hair restoration methods. At the same time, it can restore your hair in just a few sessions. Beyond that, it’s a promising procedure as it’s not a one-time procedure but an ongoing process that requires regular injections of the patient’s blood into the scalp.
On top of that, when you combine the results of this procedure with other hair regrowth agents, they go along well and can produce excellent results. Therefore, it’s crucial to use PRP with other regrowth agents for optimal results. Combining it with other treatment methods that encourage new follicles’ growth and sturdiness following a transplant would be helpful for long-term results.
PRP hair treatment is a promising new treatment for hair loss. It’s safe and effective and can help men and women who suffer from balding or thinning hair. If you’d like to learn more about PRP for hair restoration, we encourage you to contact us at My Botox LA Med Spa and schedule an appointment with our experts. You can call us at (818) 850-3345 or visit our website at https://www.mybotoxla.com/coolsculpting to learn more about our services.
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