A full head of hair is tied so closely to a person’s sense of allure and identity that hair loss can have drastic consequences. Of course, millions of people all over the country suffer from hair loss, but real treatments seem few and far and between. What’s worse is that the few alternatives that exist demand an invasive procedure with a long recovery.
For those seeking a new way to regain their identity and confidence, Renew Professional Clinic offers a new way to stop or slow down hair loss using the body’s own regenerative processes. Renew Professional Clinic is proud to provide PRP for Hair Loss (platelet rich plasma), an innovative new treatment that allows patients to have natural hair restoration with no downtime and no recovery.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet rich plasma is a special type of serum that’s created from your own blood; with a small sample, we can extract essential substances from your blood that allows your body to heal. It’s essentially a concentrated serum filled with the blood’s platelets, which contains growth factors, lympoctyes, and other substances that control how the body regenerates and heals. Once this platelet rich plasma is injected into the scalp, these essential substances encourage circulation to the hair follicles, stimulate hair growth, and allow previously inactive hair follicles to heal.
Because the entire process comes from your own blood and your body’s own healing process, PRP for hair loss is incredibly safe and natural. There’s no painful “plugs” or unsightly incisions—just you and your natural hair.
The Procedure for PRP for Hair Loss
PRP for Hair Loss is an incredibly simple, convenient, and relatively painless procedure. The length of your treatment will vary depending on a few factors, but on average, the entire treatment lasts less than an hour. First, a blood sample will be drawn. Then, the sample will be centrifuged to separate the platelets and healing factors from other unnecessary cells. Your scalped will be numbed with a local anesthetic, and the serum will be injected into the scalp using an incredibly fine needle. To help with discomfort, Renew Professional Clinic uses the Vibrata device that serves as a tactile stimulus prohibiting the feeling of pain during injections.
Renew Professional Clinic is proud to use advanced Eclipse technology for their PRP for Hair Loss; with Eclipse, we offer patients a purer, more effective sample with an even faster process.
Your Recovery from PRP for Hair Loss
There is really no activity restriction after a PRP treatment. Patients may shower without shampoo just 6 hours after a treatment and can also resume normal daily athletic activities after 6 hours. Patients will be able to return to work, school, or their daily activities immediately after the procedure. After a few days, you’ll even be able to color your hair. It is recommended to avoid harsh chemical coloring or perming treatments for 72 hours.
Patients should limit sun exposure to the scalp during the first few days of recovery. And because anti-inflammatory medication might interfere with the treatment’s mechanism, it’s also recommended that patients avoid medications like Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, and Ibuprofin in the week leading up to the procedure.
Renew Professional Clinic is proud to help patients achieve peace of mind and confidence through flawless, clear skin. Want to find out why PRP for hair loss is for you? Contact Renew Professional Clinic at 281-886-7006 or fill out their contact form to schedule a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About PRP for Hair Loss
Hair follicles develop from a complex series of interactions between different elements of the skin. Not all hairs are actively forming at the same time. They actually go through distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. The duration of each phase is dependent upon several factors, including body location. At any time, 90% of the hairs on the scalp are in the growth (anagen) phase, which lasts 2-7 years, compared to only 70% of the hair on our arms. During the regression (catagen) phase, which lasts about 10 days, the surrounding skin begins to absorb the hair bulb. About 10-15% of the time, hair is in the resting (telogen) phase, which lasts about 3 months. The old hair is resting while the new hair is starting to regenerate. Finally, the shedding (exogen) phase, is when the resting hair is in the terminal position of the follicle and then detaches.
The best candidates are men or women with “weak quality” hair growth, sparse hair where functioning hair follicles can still be observed, and patients with small areas of alopecia areata.
It’s highly recommended that patients stop smoking for at least 3 days leading up to the procedure and after. Blood thinning substances like vitamin E, Vitamin A, Ginko, cod liver oil, and more are also advised against before the procedure. Before the procedure, it’s advised that patients drink a few extra glasses of water the day before.
Since the treatment uses your body’s own healing mechanisms, the rate of your results will largely depend on how your body responds to the treatment. On average, it takes 6-12 months before you can see a noticeable improvement. Some patients have seen results in just 3-4 months.
PRP for hair loss is completely nonsurgical, so there’s no long recovery or painful wounds. The treatment will also use your own tissue, so the risk of infection, rejection, or an allergic reaction is extremely low.
The amount of treatments needed for PRP for hair loss will vary with each patient. Each of our treatments will be fully customized for you, and we’ll help you determine the appropriate number of treatments for your hair restoration treatment. Once your initial treatment regimen has finished, many of our patients maintain their results with semi-annual treatments. Most patients need at least 4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.
Female and male hair loss work differently from each other, which is why it’s important to find the right treatment for each. Rather than a receding hair line, female hair loss happens in a much more diffuse way, with the thinning happening in the center of the scalp and then spreading. Because of its natural mechanism of action, PRP for hair loss is an optimal treatment for female hair loss.