What is PRP hair restoration?
PRP hair restoration is a cutting-edge, non-surgical treatment for people who suffer from hair loss & thinning hair. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, can be injected into the scalp to grow thicker, fuller hair. At Ananda Medical Aesthetics, we provide PRP for hair restoration to men and women in the Norton, Massachusetts area. To regain confidence and a full head of hair without surgery or downtime, choose PRP!
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Blood mainly consists of a liquid called plasma, and contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Platelets play an important role in clotting blood, but they also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. Growth factors are commonly used by medical professionals to heal injuries. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is plasma that contains more platelets than what is typically found in your blood. A high concentration of platelets and growth factors can be 5-10 times richer than normal plasma.
In order to develop and prepare PRP, we will draw a small amount of your own blood. Using the centrifuge at our medical spa, we will separate platelets from other blood cells in order to increase their concentration. The increased concentration of platelets is then combined with the remaining blood.
How does PRP hair restoration work?
Although the science behind PRP is not crystal clear, studies show that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP can speed up the healing process.
PRP is used to treat tendonitis and can improve healing after surgery, as it accelerates tissue regeneration and new cellular growth. For hair restoration, PRP can be injected into the scalp in order to stimulate inactive hair follicles into active growth.
What can I expect during the procedure?
When you come in for the procedure, your scalp will be given an anesthesia block to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. A small amount blood will be drawn, in the same way that routine blood samples are taken in a lab. We will then prepare the PRP by centrifuging your blood sample. The centrifuge machine has a rapidly rotating container that uses centrifugal force to separate the growth factors.
Your provider will then add the PRP to a syringe and inject it into your scalp. Injections are made in order to deliver the highly-concentrated platelet-rich plasma into the skin at the level of any weak hair follicles. The entire procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, but you will be able to drive yourself home afterwards and resume your regular routine. There is no downtime!
What can I expect from the results?
Patients usually see improvements in hair thickness, texture and growth within a few weeks after treatment. It can take several months to see measurable results. We recommend 3-6 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart, for best results. You will need maintenance treatments every 1-2 years to maintain the results of your hair restoration treatment. No procedure can change your genetic predisposition for hair loss, so subsequent sessions are strongly encouraged.
Before and after photos
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
Schedule a free consultation in Norton, Massachusetts
Ananda Medical Aesthetics is one of the leading providers of PRP for natural hair growth. Discuss the benefits of PRP therapy at no charge and with no obligation by calling (508) 952-2930 or requesting an appointment online.