What is PRP Hair Restoration?

PRP or platelet-rich plasma is a natural and fully biocompatible extract derived from one’s own blood. A small amount of venous blood is withdrawn and cycled through a centrifuge to separate out the most powerful regenerative growth factors and cell-stimulating substances within it. The result of that distillation is called PRP.

PRP has a wide variety of uses including relieving pain, reducing convalescence periods, speeding up recovery, and healing certain ailments. When used to correct thinning hair, the extracted PRP will be injected into your scalp to initiate a growth phase and repair damaged hair follicles. As a result of these injections, your hair should again start growing naturally.

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Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration

  • Safe and natural treatment.
  • PRP restores your own hair naturally.
  • Little to no discomfort during treatment.
  • Requires no incisions and leaves no scarring.
  • No artificial or chemical substances are used.
  • Capitalize on your body’s own powerful growth factors.
  • Healthy hair typically starts growing within two months of treatment.

How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical procedure in which the patient’s platelet-rich plasma is injected into their scalp to trigger hair growth. Just because your hair follicles aren’t producing hair doesn’t mean they’re dead—they may simply be injured or inactive.

Platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors, i.e., substances that activate adult stem cells and facilitate cell growth. As such, injecting your scalp with platelet-rich plasma leads to the formation of new blood vessels that carry nutrients to the follicles, encouraging hair growth.

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Overview of PRP Hair Restoration Procedure:

  • Before the procedure, the doctor applies local anesthesia to numb your scalp and prevent pain or discomfort.
  • The doctor injects your platelet-rich plasma into the scalp with a fine needle.
  • The doctor targets areas of the scalp requiring the most attention, strategically injecting platelet-rich plasma to maximize hair restoration.
  • You’ll start seeing results after two months, but it may take around four to eight months before you see optimal results.

What to Expect in Recovery

Patients undergoing PRP hair restoration should expect a day or two of discomfort and swelling, as well as some pain that is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication. You can resume washing your hair normally but should avoid strenuous activities after treatment.

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Who is an Ideal Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?

The best candidates for this procedure are men and women experiencing hair loss, a receding hairline, bald spots, or thinning hair due to age-related physical changes, trauma, or hormonal fluctuations.

What to Expect with a Jessner Skin Peel

At first, your skin may be tight, dry and red, as well as slightly sensitive. These are all normal reactions to our San Diego chemical peel and just mean that the peel has done its job. Slowly over the course of about a week, the skin will turn from a pinkish color to a more brown shade. Once the damaged layer has been shed, however, your new complexion will be glowing and healthy. So expect about 7-10 days of recovery.

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