Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is composed of plasma, which is the fluid part of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell essential for healing. While platelets are commonly known for their ability to clot blood, they also contain growth factors that can initiate cell growth and promote tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. Essentially, PRP is blood that contains a higher concentration of platelets. PRP can be used on the face and neck for skin rejuvenation/regeneration, and on the scalp for hair loss treatment.
PRP hair restoration is a cosmetic treatment that involves injecting the patient’s own blood plasma into their scalp to stimulate hair growth. The process begins by drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red and white blood cells. The concentrated PRP is then injected into the scalp in the areas where the patient is experiencing hair loss.
The process of undergoing traditional invasive hair transplant surgery can be too overwhelming. As an alternative, and one of the safest medical hair regrow options, the non-invasive PRP hair restoration treatment has been very popular recently. It is highly effective for treating hair loss for both men and women.
PRP is packed with concentrated growth factors and cytokines, which can trigger dormant hair follicles, leading to hair regeneration. Even at the very least, PRP can improve hair health, strengthen individual hair diameter, and prevent further hair loss. It help maintain the current number of hairs and enhances the quality of existing hairs. At best, it can stimulate new hair growth, the extent of which varies depending on the individual.
PRP hair treatment have proven to be useful in combating male and female pattern hair loss by preventing hair loss and encouraging new hair generation. Additionally, PRP can assist in promoting hair growth following hair transplant procedures.
This procedure of a PRP hair restoration treatment involves 4 steps. First, the blood is drawn from the arm (most of the cases). Next, the blood is put into a centrifuge. Then wait for ~10 min for it to process, which separates the blood into 3 different layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the separated blood, and the rest is discard. Finally, the PRP is injected into your scalp and hair follicles.
The most suitable candidates for PRP hair restoration treatment are those men and women in the early stages of hair thinning whose hair follicles are still partially active. However, this doesn’t imply that individuals with more serious hair loss or inactive follicles can’t benefit; it may more treatment sessions to see the results. PRP hair treatment tends to be most effective for people with weak overall follicles and those with small patches of alopecia areata, a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles.
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Supposing you are a good candidate, PRP hair restoration treatment will generally provide great results. Check the patients before & after photos below!
NOTE: we have more PRP hair treatment Before & After photos from our real patients that we can show to you upon request during the consultation.
For optimal results, as an initial treatment for thinning hair, we suggest beginning with 4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. Following that, maintenance treatments will be necessary every year to uphold the effects of your PRP hair regeneration treatments.
Although you may notice enhanced hair texture, thicker hair shafts, and new hair growth in the treated area within 3-4 weeks of treatment, measurable outcomes usually take 3-6 months from the first treatment.
PRP hair restoration treatment can be painful if administered by a needle, i.e., the traditional injection method. For this specific hair treatment, unfortunately, the pain cannot be alleviated by topical anesthetics – clinical studies have shown that the use of topical anesthetics diminishes the effectiveness of PRP by influencing the platelet aggregation rate or the blood clotting capacity needed for tissue repair. Needle injection is the most effective delivery method for for PRP hair restoration, as the needle can accurately reach the depth of hair follicles at ~4mm underneath the scalp and administer the PRP right there. The needle involved is actually very fine, this delivery method works for patients with higher pain tolerance. For those who with lower pain threshold or afraid of needles, we have the following PRP delivering options with less to no pain and possible less effectiveness.
Check the image below for a summary of the differences among all those PRP hair restoration delivery options.
An PRP hair treatment in Kitchener Waterloo area typically costs $500-$900. We have a great PRP hair restoration package with multiple treatment sessions at a discounted price. If you are looking for a PRP hair treatment deal near Waterloo, Kitchener area, look no further. Reach out to us to learn more!
PRP hair treatment is a non-surgical procedure and generally safe and effective for reversing hair loss and promoting new hair growth using your own blood platelets. However, since it involves blood draw, separation, and injection, it’s crucial to have this treatment performed by a qualified professional using disposable needles and PRP tubes approved by Health Canada. If you look for PRP treatment for hair loss in Kitchener-Waterloo region, we highly recommend that you choose a reputable clinic in the area like Sunshine Cosmetic Clinic & Medi Spa.
Sunshine Cosmetic Clinic & Medi Spa is the No. 1 PRP hair restoration clinic in Kitchener-Waterloo area. To ensure safety and efficacy, we exclusively use premium PRP tubes that have been approved by both FDA and Health Canada. Our team of hair treatment specialists consisting of nurses and medical aestheticians is highly trained and experienced in PRP hair restoration therapies. Moreover, we provide all the popular PRP delivery methods to suit your specific conditions, pain tolerance, and budget.
Regaining your lost hair may be simpler than you imagine. It all begins with a cost-free consultation with our team. Get in touch with us today to schedule a complimentary consultation for PRP hair restoration!
Using your own blood platelets, PRP hair treatment is generally a safe and effective non-surgical procedure to reverse hair loss and stimulate new hair growth. However, as it involves blood draw, separation, injection back, we highly recommend that you do this treatment by a qualified professional where disposable needles and Health Canada approved PRP tubes are used.
Yes, you can continue using Rogaine® or other hair growth products after the PRP hair treatment. In fact, some clinical studies show that PRP and minoxidil (the main ingredient of Rogaine®) potentiate each other when they are used together.
Although some patients notice results one month after the PRP hair treatment, on average, it can take up to 3-6 months to see full results.
With each PRP hair restoration treatment session, you’ll be able to enjoy new hair growth for 18-24 months. However, you should get a touch-up treatment annually to maintain the results.
Here are some pre and post-care instructions that you should follow to get the most out of your PRP hair restoration treatment:
By following these pre and post-treatment instructions, you can help promote healing and maximize the results of your PRP hair restoration treatment.
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