Dealing with appearance changes can affect your self-confidence and how you view yourself. During the aging process, hair loss is common. You may start to notice signs of your hair changing due to thinning or losing hair.
If you are struggling with your hair changing and looking for ways to promote healthy new hair growth, platelet-rich plasma restoration, also known as PRP hair restoration®, could be the treatment for you. Our team at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates can provide this treatment in Orlando to promote hair restoration.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
John Hopkins Medicine states that platelet-rich plasma consists of two elements: plasma, the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell with an important role in healing throughout the body. Platelets contain growth factors that help cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration.
To formulate platelet-rich plasma, blood samples are put through a specific process to separate the components. Once blood is separated and taken from other components, concentrated blood with the plasma of specific proteins develops intending to provide healing or growth.
How Can PRP Be Used for Hair Restoration?
PRP therapy can be used for hair loss by injections in hopes of triggering natural hair growth. The hair growth is then maintained because of the increased blood supply to hair follicles, increasing the thickness of the hair. A three-step medical treatment is used to implement PRP for hair restoration:
- Step 1. Blood is drawn, typically from your arm.
- Step 2. Your blood is put into a machine called a centrifuge that spins rapidly to separate the blood into different sections: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells.
- Step 3. The platelet-rich plasma is put into a syringe and injected into the scalp in places that need hair growth or increased hair growth.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Restoration
Using PRP as a treatment for hair loss has these benefits:
- It is a non-invasive procedure to promote hair growth
- Minimal side effects
- Natural way to regrow lost hair
- High success rate for hair restoration
- Maintains a healthy scalp to prevent further hair loss
Platelet-rich plasma makes an effective therapy for hair loss because it is incorporating the healing and growth properties your body provides. Improving the blood flow to hair follicles stimulates the regrowth of healthier and fuller hair by utilizing cell growth and repairing your damaged scalp tissues.
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What Happens When I’m Ready to Begin PRP Hair Restoration® Treatment?
Using information such as your age, genetics, health, and any pre-existing conditions, we will create a customized treatment plan that specifically meets your needs. Treatment is personalized based on your hair loss symptoms and current hair and scalp health.
Potential Risks of PRP
PRP injection is a low-risk procedure that usually doesn’t result in major side effects. Before the procedure, you want to ensure you are hydrated and have eaten to prevent feeling lightheaded and possibly fainting. After the procedure is completed, you may feel soreness or even burn at the injection site.
As a result of injections being composed of your own cells and plasma, there is a low risk of allergic reactions, unlike other medications. However, common risks of injections include bleeding, tissue damage, infection, or nerve injuries.
We Will Determine If You Qualify for Treatment
During your consultation, we will consider your medical history and overall health to determine if this treatment is right for you. If you are on blood thinners, a heavy smoker, or have a history of alcohol or drug use, we will discuss how those factors could affect you.
Certain conditions and diagnoses may determine if you are eligible for treatment. Depending on your circumstances, you may not qualify for treatment if you are diagnosed with:
- Chronic liver disease
- Acute or chronic infections
- Chronic skin disease
- Systemic disorder
- Metabolic disorder
- Hemodynamic instability
- Platelet dysfunction syndromes
- Low platelet count
- Thyroid disease
What Might My Treatment Plan Look Like?
PRP restoration therapy typically consists of three treatments within a four-to-six-week period, followed by maintenance treatments every four to six months. The costs of platelet-rich plasma hair restoration services are unique depending on geographic location, equipment quality, and the addition of nutritive components.
Keep in mind we are a cash practice, so we do not accept insurance even if cosmetic care is covered in your plan.
How Will I Feel After Treatment?
Since PRP treatment requires minimal to no downtime, you can resume normal activities soon after treatment. Although, if you have sensitive skin, we will discuss how you could feel differently. There are some things to remember before your appointment to help the effectiveness of your PRP treatment:
- Refrain from using alcohol, tobacco, or other substances that can be demanding on your skin
- Avoid applying harsh hair products to your hair as it can cause changes to your hair and scalp, affecting your treatment
- Abstain from using NSAIDs or other medications that can change the blood vessels in your body
You could experience minimal side effects from treatment, like:
- Tenderness or a sensitive scalp for a few days following treatment
- Mild bruising, discoloration, or bleeding if you have sensitive skin
- Swelling or inflammation around the injection site
- Discomfort around injection for a few days to a week
Your body may react to the injection by having simple side effects; you shouldn’t experience long-term effects. It is important to monitor your symptoms in case we must make changes to your treatment.
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Our Team of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners in Orlando Can Create a Plan Just for You
PRP hair restoration® can effectively help obtain a full, healthy head of hair. Call Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates today and learn if you are an eligible candidate for Orlando, FL PRP hair restoration®. We can walk you through the process and how this treatment could benefit you and your needs in Orange County, FL.
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