How Often Do I Need PRP Treatments For Hair Loss?
You may already be familiar with the healing and regenerative properties of PRP therapy. This revolutionary treatment can be used to help athletes recover from an injury more efficiently, and many patients combine PRP therapy with cosmetic treatments – like microneedling – to further boost their results. One exciting application for PRP therapy that you may not yet be aware of is stimulating hair growth. Believe it or not, PRP scalp injections can actually trigger the natural growth of hair and help to slow or even reverse hair loss. At Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL, our expert aesthetic team – under the direction of dermatologist Dr. Lauren Dozier, is proud to perform PRP therapy for hair loss. Keep reading for a helpful guide on what to expect with PRP hair growth therapy, including how often you may need treatment and how soon you can expect to see new growth.
How does PRP therapy work for hair loss?
Generally speaking, PRP therapy is a regenerative treatment that can be useful in a number of different medical and cosmetic applications, including:
- Speeding up wound healing
- Speeding up injury healing
- Speeding up surgical healing
- Improving arthritis symptoms
- Rejuvenating the skin
- Enhancing the face
- Stimulating hair growth
Like many of these treatments, PRP for hair loss begins with a small blood draw from the patient’s arm. An on-site centrifuge machine is then used to spin the blood and separate the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) from other components. The isolated PRP is then prepared into a serum and strategically injected into areas of thinning hair or baldness on the patient’s scalp. In some cases, microneedling is performed in conjunction with PRP hair loss therapy to allow the serum to further penetrate beneath the skin’s surface and amplify its effects. Over time, the powerful regenerative properties of the platelet-rich plasma stimulate the growth of new, healthy hair follicles.
Is PRP hair growth therapy safe?
PRP therapy for hair loss is widely considered a safe treatment and rarely results in any long-term side effects or adverse reactions. This is primarily due to the fact that PRP utilizes only a patient’s own blood and does not require incisions, anesthesia, or medications.
How long does it take PRP for hair growth to work?
While every patient is unique, most people can expect to notice new hair growth or thicker hair growth about 1 – 4 months after a full round of PRP treatment.
How many PRP treatments do I need for hair loss?
Again, this can vary based on individual patient factors, including the cause of their hair loss, the severity of their hair loss, and others. Most often, patients undergo a series of about 3 – 6 PRP treatments in their initial round of therapy. After this, patients may continue to enjoy fuller, healthier, denser hair for up to 1 – 5 years. However, many patients choose to undergo routine rounds of PRP therapy about 1 – 2 times per year to maintain consistent hair growth over a longer period of time.
Get the Hollywood-worthy head of hair you’ve been dreaming of with PRP therapy in Miami, FL
Patients near Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, and Brickell, FL who are frustrated by thinning hair or baldness and want a more natural alternative to surgical hair restoration may be candidates for PRP hair growth therapy. To learn more about the remarkable results that may be possible for you with PRP scalp injections, contact Brickell Cosmetic Center to schedule your private consultation with one of our award-winning aesthetic experts today.