What is PRP for hair restoration?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a cutting-edge, non-surgical treatment with many health and cosmetic benefits, one being hair restoration. If you suffer from hair loss or thinning, PRP can be injected into the scalp to grow thicker, fuller hair.* At Pellé Medical Spa, we provide PRP for hair restoration to men and women in the Manchester, New Hampshire 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 2-3 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.
Schedule a consultation in Manchester, New Hampshire
If you suffer from hair loss or thinning hair, schedule a consultation at Pellé Medical Spa in Manchester, New Hampshire. During your consultation, will assess your scalp and create a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, give us a call at (603) 627-7000 or request you consultation using the form below.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.