Many people hear about the great results from PRP hair therapy and are excited to get started with the procedure.
Before making an appointment with the first medspa you find, it may make sense to do some research first. Luckily for you, we have broken down the most frequently asked questions involving the PRP hair therapy procedure.
What is PRP hair therapy?
PRP Hair Therapy for the hair stimulates growth factors. Dr. Sabharwal's team at Beautiful Orlando Medspa directly injects the patient's PRP to the areas of concern on the scalp.
What does the PRP hair therapy process look like?
1.) The area is numbed with a topical numbing cream that stays on for about an hour
2.) Blood is drawn from the patient
3.) The tubes of blood are put into a centrifuge for about 16 minutes to separate the plasma from the red blood cells and white blood cells.
4.) The plasma is drawn up into syringes
5.) The injection site is cleaned
6.) Plasma is injected back into the scalp of thinning areas
Where exactly on the scalp is the blood injected?
Plasma is injected back into the scalp in areas of thinning.
On a scale of 1-10 how badly does the injection hurt?
Pain is all relative. The numbing cream helps a lot. The discomfort is transient and typically there is no pain after the treatment is complete.
How many injections happen during the first session?
Depending on the severity of the hair loss and how much area of the scalp needs to be treated, it can vary from 20-30 tiny injections.
Scientifically, why does plasma or your own blood spur hair growth?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth when PRP is injected into the scalp. The PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth.
Can PRP hair therapy cure hair loss?
There is no “cure” for hair loss. PRP slows down the process and can stimulate the growth of dormant hairs.
How long after my first session will I see results?
The first indication that it is working is a slowing of hair shedding. Results vary from patient to patient, but keep in mind that you will need a series of at least four treatments to see full results.
How many sessions does it take to see hair growth?
New hair growth can be seen as early as two months, but is typically evident between five to eight months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.
Who is a good candidate?
A good candidate is someone who has normal balanced hormonal levels and no health issues and still has a substantial amount of hair on their scalp. Early-stage, mild hair loss patients see the most promising results.
Who is NOT a good candidate?
Patients with active hormone imbalances or autoimmune diseases that may be a contributing factor to their hair loss are not good candidates. We always recommend patients get a full panel of blood work, including thyroid function, testosterone levels, and Iron/ferritin levels tested before deciding if PRP is the right choice for them. If the body has a hormone imbalance or other inflammatory response, the PRP will not likely produce the desired effect on hair growth.
Are there any downsides to consider before getting PRP hair therapy?
The only downside is that there is no 100% guarantee that PRP will work for everyone. Everyone's bodies are different and there is somewhat of a gamble when you do many medical procedures. However, Dr. Sabharwal and the Beautiful Orlando team has been helping patients with PRP Hair Therapy in the Orlando, FL area for many years and will give you the best chance at success.
Where can I find a provider that offers PRP hair therapy?
At Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa in Kissimmee Fl (near Orlando), we have experienced Board Certified Physicians with many years of experience.
Approximately how much does one procedure cost?
The price may vary per session from $600 - $2500. A series of four to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is ideal for optimal results, and yearly maintenance is required to sustain results.