PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy helps with hair loss by increasing blood supply to hair follicles and increasing the thickness of hair shafts. PRP therapy involves a three-step approach: taking a blood sample from a patient, processing the blood to isolate and extract the platelet-rich plasma, and injecting the plasma into the patient’s scalp.
You may be wondering what you can expect after PRP therapy. Here’s a few things to keep in mind.
Mild Discomfort and Sensitivity
Following PRP therapy for hair loss, you can expect mild discomfort and sensitivity in the scalp. These symptoms are temporary and should resolve within a few days. During this time, you should avoid strenuous activities, get a lot of rest, and keep your scalp clean and dry. Avoid tying your hair tightly and using harsh hair treatments. If the discomfort bothers you, take over-the-counter pain relievers.
PRP therapy is rarely the only treatment recommended to a patient suffering from hair loss. Typically, a combination approach is the best way to tackle the problem effectively. As such, your doctor will likely recommend other treatments that will supplement PRP therapy. Make sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations to get the best results.
Multiple Treatment Sessions
PRP therapy is rarely a one session-only treatment. For optimal results, it’s best to get several sessions spaced apart by a few weeks. The number of PRP therapy sessions you need depends on your level of hair loss, the factors that contribute to it, supplemental treatments you’re taking, and the effectiveness of your treatment plan over time.
Results Take Time
It is important to set realistic expectations. PRP therapy is not a magic pill that will solve all your hair loss problems instantly. Results take time and require repeated sessions and working closely with your doctor to find the right balance of treatments for your specific situation.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss Near Me
At NIVA Health, we are proud to offer PRP therapy for hair loss for both men and women. If you are worried about thinning hair and want to restore your crowning glory, PRP therapy may be able to help. Our expert team of doctors and nurse practitioners can assess your scalp to see if PRP therapy is right for you.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our providers, call us at a NIVA Health location near you. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also use our online appointment request form. We look forward to serving you!