PRP HAIR RESTORATION SAN DIEGO
In the United States alone, more than 50 million men and 20 million women are bald or balding as a result of genetics or other factors.
Hair loss or thinning can be an embarrassing issue and one that can sometimes be difficult to solve. Though there are countless treatments and products on the market today promising to solve your hair loss, the reality is that many do not produce results, or if they do, they carry dangerous side effects.
What is PRP and How Does it Work?
In a PRP Hair Restoration, blood is drawn. The blood is then put through a centrifuge in order to isolate the platelets, which are then applied to the skin after microneedling or microdermabrasion. The same initial process is used to isolate platelets during a PRP treatment. These platelets also creates a concentration of the 7 fundamental protein growth factors proven to promote wound healing. Once isolated, the plasma platelets are then injected into a patient’s scalp. Depending on the extent of the hair loss, a varying number of injections may be used. If a patient is experiencing thinning hair on their entire scalp, then many injections may be made, spaced approximately ever half-inch across their head. Even if many injections are made, the process is fast, with most patients finished in under an hour.
PRP treatments are usually performed once a month for the first three months, then again once every three to six months, depending on the patient’s level of hair loss or the success of previous treatments. While having blood drawn and then re-injected sounds serious, the process is very safe, with little chance of side effects. Depending on a patient’s skin and tolerance for needles, bruising and some discomfort can occur, applying ice packs before treatment can help.
After a PRP treatment, a hot shower can help to increase blood flow on the scalp and may help increase the results of the treatment. After you’ve had a PRP treatment, you should avoid harsh hair care routines, like blow drying or coloring your hair, for several days to keep from irritating your skin and hair.
PRP VS. OTHER HAIR GROWTH OPTIONS
Many hair growth options involve harsh chemicals or unnatural solutions that can sometimes cause more damage to your scalp and hair. Rogaine is the most popular prescription treatment for hair growth, yet only 10 to 14 percent of people who try it experience hair growth. Another option is Propecia, the first oral treatment designed to promote hair growth. But like all prescription drugs, taking Propecia carries a risk of side effects, and results vary.
Hair transplant surgery is another alternative many men opt for, but it’s expensive and comes with some risks. In these procedures, small pieces of one’s hair-bearing scalp are removed and then placed in thinning or balding areas as grafts. The cost of hair transplant surgery ranges from $4,000 to $15,000 dollars. That new hair growth may take between 3 and 9 months after a series of procedures, making it a fairly slow process. While it is known to be more effective than over-the-counter products, the potential scarring and underwhelming results can leave many wishing they went a more natural route.
Alternatively, PRP is safe, effective and natural. Because your own blood is used to promote hair growth, you won’t have to worry about dangerous or uncomfortable side effects. The treatment is minimally invasive and helps your body regenerate its own healthy hair.
Hair Health Factors
- Heavy metals
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Organic vs non organic
- Shower filter
- Water quality
- Hair products (shampoo, Conditioner, Frequency)
- Hair transplants
- Pharmaceuticals (finasteride)
- Supplemnation (Nutraful, biotin)
- PRP hair restoration
- Lifestyle (sleep, water, nutrition)
before and after
What to expect from PRP Hair restoration?
INITIAL PRP HAIR RESTORATION CONSULT
- 15 minute consultation
- Hair assessment
- Review procedure + FAQ
- 40-50 minute procedure
- Extraction of PRP (20 mins)
- Numbing cream (15 mins)
- Injection process (15 mins)
- Take home instructions
- Questions and concerns answered
- Individuals that are seeking improved hair quality, hair thickness, balding, receding hairline, and bald spots.
- Individuals that have tried everything else (rogaine, medications, surgery)
- People that are seeking preventative medicine or hair loss
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