Hair loss or thinning can have a significant impact on your self-confidence, especially considering 40 percent of those struggling with hair loss are women. Thick, luscious hair is often associated with youth, femininity, and masculinity. There are a variety of causes behind hair loss including genetics, stress, hormonal changes, and autoimmune diseases, but treatment for thinning hair or a receding hairline has been difficult in the past. PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is an emerging treatment that can effectively stimulate hair growth.
If you struggle with noticeable hair loss or thinning, please contact North Texas Plastic Surgery in Dallas today to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers face, breast, and body procedures and a variety of medical spa treatments to patients in Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Fort Worth, Texas.
How PRP for Hair Growth Stimulation is Performed
The mechanisms by which Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy works are not completely understood, but a common theory is that it promotes hair follicle growth and thickening by increasing the blood supply. The treatment process for PRP for hair loss involves three steps:
- Your blood is drawn.
- The blood is put through a centrifuge and spun to separate the rich plasma from your red blood cells.
- The PRP is injected into your scalp at the area(s) where you’ve experienced hair loss and thinning.
PRP treatments for hair loss (alopecia) can increase the density of your hair follicles, lessen or prevent fallout, and stimulate regrowth in the injected areas.
Results from PRP for Hair Growth Stimulation
You’ll start to notice results from your PRP hair loss treatments about three months afterward. PRP typically comes in a series, and we recommend a package of four that is followed by a subsequent series four to six months after your first PRP sessions. If you’d like to continue treatments, we can do another round to continue improvement with hair growth.
Dr. Obaid or one of our skilled staff of medical professionals may recommend taking an additional supplement such as one containing biotin to strengthen your hair at home and increase your PRP results. There are medical grade shampoo and conditioners that may help fortify your hair as well, improving your results and preventing further hair loss.
Preparation and Recovery from PRP Hair Growth Stimulation
Preparing for your PRP treatments is simple: You’ll need to avoid NSAID medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen for three days beforehand and come with clean hair and scalp. There’s no downtime so you can return to work and your regular activities right away. PRP for hair growth stimulation typically takes around 45 minutes to complete, so sessions can sometimes be done over your lunch break.
You’ll want to avoid massaging your scalp and vigorous shampooing for 48 hours to ensure the PRP stays at the injection sites.
Schedule Your PRP Hair Growth Consultation in Dallas
Noticeable hair loss and balding can cause insecurities and impact your confidence levels. If you’re interested in PRP hair restoration treatments in Dallas, please contact Dr. Obaid today to schedule your consultation. North Texas Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Fort Worth area including Dallas, Plano, and Southlake, Texas.