Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) For Hair Restoration FAQ

Are PRP hair restoration treatments effective?
Yes, for the right candidates, treatments using PRP and microneedling can be very effective at both slowing hair loss, and stimulating the dormant hair follicles to begin producing strong, healthy hair again.

Still, there are many causes of hair loss. While PRP scalp treatments have been proven effective on most types of hair loss, during your free consultation we can determine if this type of procedure is right for your specific causes of hair loss. Our combination of microneedling, exosome serum, and PRP gives your body its best chance to naturally restore hair growth.

Who is a good candidate?
PRP hair restoration treatments generally work better on areas where there is thinning hair, rather than on completely bald areas. Typically, the earlier in the progression of hair loss that treatments are begun, the better the results.

PRP-based procedures are also safe for patients who are not good candidates for other types of hair loss treatments. Because it uses your own blood plasma and is non-pharmaceutical in nature, it is safe for pregnant or nursing mothers, cancer patients, and people with other underlying medical conditions.

PRP treatments can also help individuals with a thinning crown who do not want more invasive therapies such as hair transplant surgery.

How many treatments are needed?
Patients have received good results after one treatment. More treatments may be needed if hair loss extends over the full scalp. Usually, one treatment area covers the front, mid-scalp region, crown, or back of the head.

How do I prepare?
To make your blood as healthy and full of the good stuff as possible, focus on a healthy diet in the days leading up to your appointment. Hydration is key, so drink plenty of fluids the day of your treatment.

Is there any downtime?
After treatment, you may experience a feeling like a sunburn on the treated area for a few hours. This may be treated with ibuprofen (Advil or generic) and/or ice. For a few days, your scalp may be mildly sore and itchy. Strenuous exercise or other exertion should be avoided for 24 hours along with sun exposure on your scalp.

When Will I See Results?
Each patient’s hair regrowth pattern is different. Patients have been known to see new hair growth just five weeks after a treatment with more dramatic results appearing between three to six months.

Should I wash my hair before the procedure?
Washing your hair is recommended the morning of the microneedling and PRP session, or the night before.

Can I wash my hair after the procedure?
You should wait to wash your hair for at least 24 hours. If possible, waiting two to three days before washing is recommended. When you wash your hair, use a shampoo that is free of sulfates and other harsh ingredients. You should also avoid other haircare products such as gel, hair spray, mouse, etc. for a minimum of three days.

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