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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration

Platelet-Rich Plasma -Hair Restoration

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. Platelets are the component of your blood that trigger blood clotting when you have an injury and as they do so they release growth factors. These growth factors are your body's signal to various cells that it needs to heal. The cells that create new collagen, new blood vessels and more are then called into the area to help heal. We use PRP in hair regrowth by injecting the PRP into your scalp around lazy hair follicles. The growth factors substitute for lacking signals in the follicles and promote the follicles to wake up and grow new hair. PRP for Hair Loss this quick injection involves the collection and concentration of your body’s own platelets using a very easy three-step process. A small amount of your blood is taken and processed to extract the platelet rich plasma component. The PRP is injected back into your scalp. PRP injections are a medical procedure and should be performed by trained medical personnel and only in the safety of a medical facility. Please do not allow your blood to be processed, or injected outside the safety of an inspected and accredited medical facility. We offer PRP injections using local freezing, and/or laughing gas.

● Increases blood supply to the follicle
● Increases shaft size thickness
● Triggers and maintains the growth phase
● Controls hair growth cycle
● Decreases hair loss

PRP for Hair Loss Treatment Pre and Post Care Instructions

  • Day of Procedure:

  • Shower the morning of your treatment and wash your hair very thoroughly using your regular shampoo.

  • Do not apply sprays, gels, or any other styling products to your hair.

  •  If you wear a hair system, please remove it prior to shampooing and do not wear it before your PRP

  • treatments.

  • Please eat a normal breakfast or lunch the day of your PRP session.

  • Drink a bottle of water (500 mL) at least 2 hours before your session.

  • It is strongly recommended to take a hot shower to wash your hair that evening, after the treatment, to promote the effects of PRP.


Immediately Following Treatment: 

  •  It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your treatment. If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed. 

  • You may have a bruise at the blood draw site. 

  • You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.

  •  In rare cases, skin infection or reaction may occur, which is easily treated with an antibiotic or inflammatory. Please contact our office immediately if you notice unusual discomfort. 

  • Try to refrain from applying ice to the injected area as ice acts as an anti-inflammatory. Ice or cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required. 

  • Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days).

  •  Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment. 

  • Do not wet your hair for at least 3 hours after your treatment.

  • For the first 3 days, use shampoo that is pH balanced. 

  • Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. 

  • Be sure to take a hot shower and wash your hair that evening, after the treatment, to promote the effects of PRP.

  •  Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment. 

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking for 3 days after treatment. Smokers do not heal well and problems recur earlier and results may take longer. 

  • Avoid resuming Minoxidil (Formula 82M, Rogaine®), hair coloring, and straightening for 3 days. 

  • Continue increased water intake the first week after your treatment. 

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