We’ve all heard the saying, ‘hair is the crowning glory,’ and there’s no denying the importance of having luscious locks in our overall appearance. However, what do you do when your crowning glory starts to thin?
This is where undergoing a Platelet Rich Plasma otherwise known as a PRP hair treatment comes into play.
PRP is a revolutionary treatment in the field of hair restoration, and here at Medici Cappelli, we offer innovative and state-of-the-art hair loss solutions to bring back the self-confidence in all our patients. Through our advanced technology and team of experienced trichologists, we’ll make sure you’ll have a good head on your shoulders.
For those who are curious about how our PRP treatments work and all the benefits, we will tackle some of your burning questions in our guide below.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Treatment & How Does it Help Stimulate Hair Growth?
In simple terms, a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Treatment is a three-step medical process in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. These PRP injections are believed to aid in the body’s natural wound healing process. This helps to stimulate natural hair growth, leading to thicker, healthier hair follicles over time.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
PRP therapy is one of the more straightforward cosmetic procedures and one session typically takes around one hour. It involves drawing blood, usually from your arm, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. This plasma is then injected directly into areas of skin cells on the scalp that require hair growth stimulation.
Who Can Benefit from the Procedure?
A PRP hair treatment is particularly suitable for those who are experiencing thinning hair. Both men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata (female pattern hair loss and male pattern baldness), a common condition that leads to hair thinning, can see increased hair growth improvements and optimum results. This includes the ability to produce thicker hair, stimulate hair regrowth, and prevent further hair loss.
Is PRP Hair Treatment Safe?
Given that this procedure utilises a person’s own white blood cells, red blood cells, and stem cells, it is considered relatively safe with minimal risk of reactions or complications. However, as with any medical treatment, some minor side effects can occur, such as pain at the injection site or potential infection.
Does PRP Hair Treatment Work Immediately?
The results of PRP Hair Treatment are not immediate. Patience is key here. It’s normal to see improvements in hair texture, hair thickness, and growth around three to six months after beginning treatment. This is because getting new hair growth is a slow process and the PRP needs time to stimulate the hair follicles.
How Long Do the Effects of the Procedure Last?
The effects of PRP Hair Treatment can vary depending on the individual’s unique hair growth cycle and the severity of their hair loss. On average, the effects of treatment can last anywhere between one to two years. To ensure optimum results, touch-up and maintenance treatments are usually recommended every six to twelve months.
What Are the Costs Involved in Receiving This Treatment?
The average cost of a PRP hair treatment range between $1,000 – $2,000 depending on a range of factors including, the equipment and technology being used, the qualifications of the practitioner, and the type of injection methods being implemented and included (such as micro needling). The cost between each of our sessions spans from $200 – $600 based on your specific needs and any additional treatments worked on.
Is PRP Hair Treatment Painful?
Patients commonly report minimal discomfort during the PRP procedure. A local anaesthetic is usually applied to the scalp before injections, making the process more comfortable. Some tenderness may be felt after the treatment, but this typically subsides within a day or two.
If you’re experiencing any extreme discomfort, contact us so that one of our esteemed Trichologists can immediately provide you with appropriate advice and care instructions.
Do You Have Any Tips to Prepare for the Procedure?
To make sure you are ready for the procedure, here are a few pre-appointment tips to keep in mind a couple of days beforehand:
- Avoid particular medications, e.g., minoxidil. Please speak to our Trichologist to ensure a safe procedure.
- Drink enough water for blood collection.
- Don’t go to the gym or perform rigorous exercise 24 hours prior to the appointment.
- Eat a healthy diet of a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, fatty meats, fried food, and sweets.
- Get a good night’s rest of 6-8 hours minimum.
- Keep your hair short.
- No hair products are applied on the scalp as it could cause side effects post-treatment.
- No drinking or smoking for at least a week prior to treatment as it can greatly reduce your platelet count.
- Shower using high-grade shampoo and conditioner every night for an entire week before the session.
We’ll Make You Feel Confident from Head to Toe
Our platelet rich plasma (PRP) hair treatment provides a promising solution to the pervasive issue of early hair loss and thinning. While it doesn’t promise an overnight transformation, it will over time ensure your hair growth naturally flourishes.
At Medici Capelli, we offer innovative and state-of-the-art hair loss solutions to bring back self-esteem and confidence in all our patients.
If you’re interested in undergoing a PRP hair loss treatment, get in touch with our team so you can allow your hair to truly shine once again.
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