What is PRP THerapy for Hair Loss?
Hair thinning is a major concern for many men and women, whether it is caused by genetics, age, hormones, health conditions, or from styling practices and/or products. With current advances in research within the hair restoration industry, new treatments have been made to help combat the problem. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is an innovative, nonsurgical procedure for individuals that are interested in slowing, stopping, and reversing hair loss. PRP has shown promising outcomes in individuals with alopecia areata and thinning eyebrows. Dr. Jeffrey Caruth of Plano Aesthetics is just one of a small handful of hair restoration physicians to provide this revolutionary therapy in Plano, TX. By blending a powerful solution of growth factors and bioactive proteins, Dr. Caruth may be able to help strengthen the function of your hair, resulting in longer, thicker, healthier locks.
PRP hair therapy:
- Increases blood supply to hair follicles
- Increases the thickness of hair shafts
- Controls hair growth cycle
- Decreases hair loss
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss Ideal Candidates
Any patient suffering from hair loss is potentially an excellent candidate for PRP hair regrowth therapy, but patients with early hair loss or with deteriorating hair growth tend to respond best. PRP usually works best for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that usually occurs on the top part of the head. For women, this can look like a broadening part with average hair thickness at the back of the head.
Our PRP for Hair Loss Technique
Injections are given using a very small needle into the scalp. No numbing is required and there is very little or no discomfort
What to Expect with PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
There is no downtime after this process with virtually no limitations, and you will be free to go about your day. If anything, Dr. Caruth’s patients may develop some redness, minor swelling, and mild tenderness to the treated areas. These symptoms can last up to 48 hours. While outcomes differ for every individual, aesthetic results are usually seen around 4 – 6 months after the first PRP session at Plano Aesthetics and most often continue to improve over the course of a year. As PRP isn't a permanent option for hair loss, repeat treatments are highly recommended every 6 – 12 months. It's very important to be aware that PRP doesn't grow new hair follicles in areas where you've already lost hair. It's used to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles that are already active so they will be able to create fuller, healthier, longer hair fibers.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss Frequently Asked Questions
How much does PRP therapy for hair cost?
PRP therapy costs will depend on many factors, including how many treatments you need. During your consultation, Dr. Caruth will create your PRP treatment plan to maximize your results. Then, he can discuss the cost of your PRP therapy and any current specials being offered at Plano Aesthetics.
Can PRP be combined with other hair treatments?
Many patients combine other treatments with PRP therapy at Plano Aesthetics, including topical medication applied at home, microneedling, and more. Dr. Caruth will assess your scalp and level of hair loss before creating your custom PRP therapy treatment plan. He may recommend products, such as Eclipse VOTESSE™, a physician-formulated dietary supplement that may assist in hair regrowth.
How often should I get PRP treatments?
Most of Dr. Caruth’s patients need at least three PRP treatments performed usually around one month apart to try to receive maximum results. Your specific PRP therapy program will depend on the degree of your current hair loss, and Dr. Caruth can recommend how many PRP treatments may be needed and how often you should schedule them to stimulate your hair growth.
How effective is PRP therapy at treating hair loss?
The outcomes of your PRP therapy will depend on the severity of your hair loss, how many treatments are needed, and other factors. You should also remember to be patient with your results as it takes time for new hair growth to become visible after the PRP stimulates growth. During your consultation at Plano Aesthetics, Dr. Caruth will discuss if you are a good candidate for PRP therapy and what results you can realistically expect.
Are the PRP injections painful?
Post-procedure there may be mild tenderness and swelling.
Plan Your Procedure
Stimulate New Growth
PRP therapy is a clinically backed option for individuals struggling to decide between what hair loss solution is right for them. At Plano Aesthetics, we offer effective solutions, such as PRP and Eclipse VOTESSE, to efficiently address all types of hair loss. For more information about PRP hair regrowth therapy and other hair solutions, please call Plano Aesthetics in Plano, TX today.