PRP Hair Regrowth Treatment Questions and Answers
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What is PRP Hair Regrowth Treatment?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which uses your own blood to promote healing in the body and can also be used to stimulate hair growth due to male pattern baldness. The procedure involves having blood withdrawn from your arm by the doctor or a trained medical professional. The blood sample is then put through a process that separates out the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood components. Once separated out, the platelet-rich plasma is then reinjected back into the body in multiple locations of the targeted treatment area. Once injected, it will break down and release the growth factors into the body. These growth factors will trigger the natural process of cell and tissue renewal which encourages the regrowth of hair in the targeted area. As this procedure involves the injection of your own blood back into your body, the risks of adverse side effects or infection are minimal. Patients can go about their normal activities almost immediately following the injection, while avoiding washing the injection area for 48 hours. After that, they can continue their normal cleaning and care routine.
Does PRP really help with the regrowth of hair?
Platelet-rich plasma treatment has been shown to be successful in regrowing hair for patients when their hair loss is the result of male pattern baldness. It can be used as a complementary treatment to hair transplant procedures or can be used as a standalone treatment to promote the regrowth of hair as well as being used to thicken existing hair. Patients who experience complex problems related to baldness may require regular PRP treatments for a period of four to six months in order to see noticeable results. PRP therapy is not a permanent solution to hair loss and all patients will require regular treatment for optimal results from the treatment. Like any other treatment, individual results will vary based on the unique case of each patient. Consultation with a doctor trained and experienced with PRP therapy will help to determine if you are a potential candidate for this treatment and what you can expect as far as the procedure itself and the end results.
How long does it take for PRP to work on hair regrowth?
Individual results from PRP treatments will vary, however most patients will start to see results roughly six months after starting treatment. Regular injections of platelet-rich plasma are required, usually every few weeks depending on the individual situation, over the course of the first few months in order for noticeable results to be visible by the six-month mark. After the initial round of injections, follow up treatments will be required at least once a year to maintain the results over the long-term. Hair loss is a natural part of aging, particularly in men, so hair loss will still occur even with continued treatment through PRP therapy or any other form of hair loss treatment. Your doctor can help you to understand the risks and benefits of PRP treatment as well as manage your expectations as far as the results you can expect to see.
Do I need a referral to get PRP Hair Regrowth Treatment?
PRP hair regrowth treatment does not require a referral from your family doctor or primary care physician however you should consult with your doctor about your interest in pursuing this as a treatment. Your doctor will be able to flag any potential issues they think you should consider based on your medical history. The doctor who performs the PRP therapy will also want to be aware of any medications you are currently taking and any medical conditions you may have that could impact your treatment plan. So while it isn’t necessary to have a referral, it is a good idea to ensure there is open communication between your primary care physician and the doctor who will be performing the PRP therapy so that your medical history is completely up to date with all treatment plans noted down.
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