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PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) HAIR RESTORATION

Both men and women can experience the restorative process that PRP uses for hair growth here at Vissia.

Here at Vissia, we use PRP to help men with thinning or patterned hair loss regain their confidence, and women who have fine or thinning hair achieve the thicker, fuller locks they always wanted. PRP hair restoration naturally reverses thinning hair by increasing hair thickness and stimulating a healthy growth of hair follicles. It does not re-grow hair.

 

Why PRP rather than transplantation? Hair transplantation is an expensive, drawn-out process that involves surgery and can be disruptive to patients’ lives. For many patients, PRP is an ideal alternative because it is fast, easy, and less expensive while allowing patients to achieve the same results.

Because PRP only stimulates existing hair follicles and places in the scalp where new growth is possible, good candidates for PRP hair restoration therapy must have some hair growth treatment zone. Bald spots are not effectively treated by PRP restoration.

Patients seeking facial rejuvenation are candidates for PRP therapy for aesthetic concerns such as skin hydration, volume loss, or texture and tone issues.

During your initial consultation, tell the doctor of any medications you’re taking. Some conditions, such as platelet dysfunction syndromes or hemodynamic instability prohibit effective PRP treatments. Patients with certain histories or those using blood thinners may have disqualifying factors.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. A blood draw is taken from your arm. Your blood contains platelets that help repair blood vessels that are damaged, and we now know can also help stimulate hair growth.

  2. To get these platelets in a high concentration, your blood is placed in a machine called a centrifuge that spins rapidly, separating out the platelets from much of the other material that makes up your blood.

  3. The platelet rich plasma is injected just underneath the scalp to stimulate the regrowth of your own hair.

  4. Once the platelet rich plasma is harvested from your blood, we will apply a numbing solution to the area of your scalp where the injections will be administered to minimize or eliminate any discomfort.

  5. You will receive these injections over four sessions, spaced one month a part.

  6. To maintain results, plan to receive a follow-up injection session once every six months or so, and you may also combine PRP with medications or creams that help sustain the improvement.

Frequently asked questions

How quickly will I see results?


The first notable result is a reduction in shedding, followed by improvement in hair texture and thickness within two weeks of the initial appointment. However, the full scale of hair regrowth and thickening aren’t typically measurable until approximately 3-6 months into the treatment.




How long does a treament last?


PRP treatments take around 30 minutes. Patients typically require three sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, with maintenance treatments recommended thereafter. The procedure is only as painful as injections typically are, and we offer our patients numbing cream over the injection site to minimize discomfort.




What can I expect after my PRP hair restoration treatment?


You may experience some mild to moderate scalp discomfort for a day or two after treatment. Our post-op instructions are thorough, and you should be prepared to relax and be comfortable at home. Although not common, you may also experience some swelling in the forehead, which may be visible for 2 - 3 days. If you are concerned about this, you may want to schedule your treatment on a Thursday or Friday, so you can recover over the weekend. There will not be any visible signs of the treatment on your scalp. However, it is important to allow your body the necessary time to recover. Ideally, this means you should avoid vigorous exercise for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Resuming normal activity two days after treatment is fine.




Why do we lose hair?


Over the years, hair follicles can become less active or inactive altogether, reducing hair growth to a point of visibility. It is calculated that about 90 million men and women suffer from some degree of hair loss every year. Some known causes for hair loss include: Heredity Androgenetic alopecia Dihydrotestosterone Anemia Stress Changes in hormone levels Medication Pregnancy Tight hair styles





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