PRP Therapy – Hair Restoration
Executive Medical has now been certified to offer hair restoration for our patients.
Hair loss happens differently in different people. For men, this can be from your genetics or hormones. Hair follicles began to weaken causing balding areas and thinning. For women, heredity can cause hair loss any time after puberty, depending on age, nutrition, hair care and more. However, PRP can aid in recovering hair for anyone.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (or PRP Therapy) is a treatment using a patient’s own blood to restore parts of their body. It is a new and natural way to restore one’s hair. No chemicals or surgery is required, and can lead to very reliable results. It is perfect with those with weaker hair follicles or alopecia areata.
How does PRP work?
It involves taking a small amount of blood from a patient, which is then placed into a centrifuge. This shuffles the cells around leaving only platelets and enriched cells. This isolates the Platelet Rich Plasma, which provide vital growth properties. PRP is then distributed into the areas to be treated by small injections. At Executive Medical, we provide a nerve block to make the procedure more comfortable. All of this can be done in roughly 60-90 minutes. At Executive Medical, we also have you apply a take home treatment in between procedures.
When Can I See Results?
By using PRP, patients receive around five to 10 times more additional blood platelets than normal, drastically increasing hair growth speed. It takes roughly six to twelve months before PRP can be visually seen in the mirror.
To stack these hair growth benefits, it is recommended to receive multiple treatments as often as every other month. . A minimum of 3 treatments is ideal.
Most patients will require regular PRP treatment yearly to maintain constant hair growth.
What are the risks?
There are a few risks PRP to note. Some mild inflammation may be noticeable for a few hours after treatment. On rare occasion it can lead to swelling, which can take a day or two to resolve. Since the process involves using the patient’s own blood, there is a small risk of disease or infection. Results may vary depending on the patient.
To get started, schedule a consultation with one of our providers to see if PRP Hair Restoration is right for you.