About the Treatment
What is it?
Microneedling with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a cosmetic procedure used for hair restoration and improvement.
Who is a good candidate? Who is NOT a candidate?
Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an excellent hair restoration choice for clients with thinning hair or hair loss, when the hair follicle is still in good condition and when it can be stimulated into its natural growth phase. Microneedling with PRP for hair can be an effective treatment for androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness. It may also be used to treat other forms of hair loss, such as alopecia areata or telogen effluvium.
Individuals receiving cortisone therapy, experiencing low blood pressure, or being smokers might not be suitable for PRP hair restoration. Moreover, those with blood disorders, especially if platelet count or clotting is affected, may NOT be the best candidates for this treatment.
How is the treatment done?
The tiny punctures created by the microneedling device stimulate the scalp's natural healing process, and the PRP provides growth factors and other nutrients that can help to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth. For hair/scalp, we will administer nerve block to numb the treatment area so the treatment is essentially pain free.
How long to see results?
Results from PRP therapy vary and are typically seen within six months of the first treatment. New hair growth is noticeable within 4 – 6 weeks. It's important to note that while microneedling with PRP has shown promise in promoting hair growth, individual responses can vary, and not everyone may experience the same level of success.
Why do the procedure/benefits?
PRP helps stimulate natural hair regrowth, decrease hair loss, and increase hair density and thickness. Microneedling with PRP can also be used to treat hair loss and promote hair growth.
How long is recovery? What does it look like? (Bruising, swelling, etc.)
Microneedling with PRP for hair is a safe and minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime. Most patients experience mild redness and swelling in the treatment area, but this usually subsides within a few days.
How often do you have to follow up/maintenance?
The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of the hair loss and the individual's response to the treatment. Typically, a series of 3-6 treatments spaced several weeks apart is recommended for optimal results.