PRP Hair Restoration in Orange County
PRP Hair Restoration in Orange County
You may have already heard about the power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) when used to improve skin tone and texture as part of vampire facials or PRP facials. The same technique has also shown promise in addressing another issue that both men and women struggle with: hair loss.
PRP hair restoration uses a patient’s own blood cells to stimulate hair follicles, promote new hair growth and slow down hair loss altogether.
And it’s been proven to work.
To create the injections, your provider will take a sample of your blood and place it into a centrifuge. That centrifuge undergoes a process that separates the platelet-rich plasma from your blood cells. What’s left behind is that plasma, full of platelets that will do their work to stimulate hair regrowth wherever injections take place.
PRP hair restoration has been shown most successful in patients with male or female pattern baldness or thinning hair at the top of the head. If you’re ready to boost your hair’s volume and to see whether you’re a good candidate for PRP hair restoration, contact our experts at Med Lounge.
Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Anyone looking to improve the appearance of thinning hair is a good candidate for PRP hair treatment. The treatment is ideal during the first signs of thinning hair in both men and women, so many younger men and women who notice their hair is losing its volume turn to PRP hair restoration to stop hair loss in its tracks.
PRP hair restoration is not appropriate for patients on certain blood thinners, anyone with blood-related conditions, or women who are pregnant or nursing.
Yes, PRP hair restoration works for hair regrowth, showing much more promise than bottled pharmacy treatments. The treatment is particularly effective in patients with androgenetic alopecia, a type of hair loss more commonly known as female or male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss typically has genetics to blame and most often occurs as hair loss at the top of the head.
Some patients use PRP hair restoration in combination with other hair loss treatments, as well, and have found longer-lasting results with that method. Your provider will be able to talk you through your options to find the best plan for you.
Many PRP hair restoration patients experience slight discomfort during the procedure, including their blood draw. If you feel you are sensitive to pain, talk to your provider. They may suggest a topical numbing agent, icing the area or cool compresses to make you feel more comfortable during your treatment. There is also no recovery time after PRP hair restoration, so you can expect to get back to your day-to-day activities after your treatment.
What to Expect With PRP Hair Restoration
- Let your provider know if you are on any blood-thinning medications before scheduling your treatment. You may not be a good candidate depending on prescribed medications.
- If you have any improvements to make in terms of exercise and diet, the time to do so is before your treatment. A healthy immune system will benefit how much PRP your provider can extract from your blood and improve your chances of longer-lasting results after your procedure.
- If you know you are sensitive to pain, talk to your provider about managing pain during and after your treatment. You may take acetaminophen as needed before your first round of PRP hair restoration, especially if you have experienced pain during previous treatments.
- It is recommended that you avoid smoking cigarettes for at least three days before your treatment. Smoking can affect the quality of your platelet delivery.
- Avoid alcohol for at least a full day ahead of your treatment.
- Arrive at your PRP hair restoration appointment well-hydrated. Drink at least two full glasses of water in the few hours before your treatment.
- Wash your hair thoroughly ahead of your treatment, but keep your hair free of any products. That means no gels, hairsprays or styling foams.
- Come to your appointment without any hairpieces, extensions or non-surgical hair replacement systems.
- Maintain a high level of hydration after your treatment. A hydrated body is a healthy body, a key component to the success of your procedure.
- Avoid wetting your hair or applying any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. Try to go at least a day or two before resuming any regular hair coloring, heat styling or processing treatments.
- Try to avoid touching, rubbing or massaging the treatment site for at least 8 hours after your treatment.
- Be gentle with your body in the days after your treatment. That means light exercise and staying out of extreme sun and heat. Sweating can not only affect your treatment but further, irritate your scalp.
- Alcohol and smoking should be avoided for at least the first three days after your treatment. Both may affect your results and your body’s natural healing processes.
- You may experience some redness, swelling or bruising at the treatment sites after your procedure. This is normal and should go away over the next five days. If you’re in any pain, feel free to take acetaminophen as needed. Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil, Aleve or aspirin that may affect the results of your procedure.
- Your provider may recommend certain products in the days following your PRP hair restoration, such as pH-balanced shampoos. Follow any given recommendations for your best chance at longer-lasting results.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle after your treatment. That healthy immune system that you worked on to allow for high-quality PRP to be injected into your scalp will serve you well as your body heals post-treatment.