If you’re one of the many people who struggle with hair loss, PRP hair restoration procedures might be the perfect solution. PRP Hair Loss Treatment is a non-surgical procedure where Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp area. This plasma is an important growth factor that helps with hair restoration and blood circulation.
Leading Houston board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey is an expert in this field. Since the introduction of this procedure at her practice, Dr. Downey has yielded amazing PRP results to countless patients across the Greater Houston Area.
HOW MUCH DOES PRP TREATMENT COST?
The PRP hair loss treatment cost in Houston is approximately $2,500 / session. However, please keep in mind that there are numerous factors which will affect your total cost for treatment, including the treatment area, amount of hair loss experienced, and the number of treatments needed to attain desired results.
Before deciding on having this procedure performed, your individual consultation will give you an idea of what to expect.
HOW DOES PRP TREATMENT WORK?
PRP treatments are often used with Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant. The addition of plasma rich blood during hair transplant surgeries stimulate the growth of the hair replacements. PRP therapy ensures a flow of nutrients to your new hair follicles, regardless of your daily routine. It is also minimally invasive compared to other forms of hair restoration surgery.
There are usually three treatments performed in a 4 – 6 week period. After this initial treatment period, maintenance treatments can be required every 4 – 6 months. Results and treatment needs may vary slightly from person to person, though hair growth is universal.
HOW IS PRP TREATMENT PERFORMED?
Dr. Downey will take a sample of your blood, usually 20 milliliters, although the amount may vary. The blood sample is then placed into a centrifuge that spins the blood and allows it to separate into individual components:
- Red blood cells
- Platelet-poor plasma
- Platelet-rich plasma
Once the platelet-rich plasma is extracted and separated the PRP is then administered via injection. From start to finish, this entire procedure takes approximately 1 hour.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PRP TREATMENT
Anyone who has fine or thinning hair can benefit from PRP treatment. Someone with a condition known as alopecia or male pattern baldness is also a good candidate. If your hair loss appears to be generalized, you can also benefit from this therapy. PRP is a proactive option when you start to notice symptoms of hair loss.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF PRP HAIR LOSS TREATMENT?
Since PRP involves injecting a substance into the skin, there are potential side effects and risks involved. These are the most common risks:
- Pain at the injection site
- Minor Infections
- Swelling & Bruising
Although most people can undergo this procedure safely, you’ll want to discuss if the treatment is right for you. If you have a bleeding disorder or another condition where you cannot safely have blood taken, PRP may not be right for you. Make sure to discuss your complete medical history during a consultation to avoid any risks or negative effects.
WHAT IS THE EXPECTED RESULT AND RECOVERY?
Each person who undergoes this procedure will receive post-treatment instructions on how to take care of their hair and scalp. It also includes a list of dos and don’ts.
In general, you can expect the following during the recovery process:
24 – 48 Hours After Treatment
- You can return to work and your normal activities immediately after treatment, including light physical exercise
- Make-up and toner use can resume after 24 hours
2 – 7 Days After Treatment
- You can resume your normal skincare routine within 2 – 3 days
- Soreness is expected and will ease within 2 – 4 days
- Skin dryness and flaking is expected and will wane within 7 days
3 – 6 Months After Treatment
- Mild discomfort in the treatment area is expected and will ease within 1 month
- It is important to limit direct exposure to the sun for 1 month, at most
- Your final results will settle within 6 months after your initial treatment
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is PRP hair loss treatment painful?
There may be some mild discomfort at the injection site but the procedure is generally well-tolerated with no or minimal discomfort. You should not feel any moderate or severe pain during the treatment.
- How long does platelet-rich plasma last?
Most people require maintenance treatments over time. You can have this treatment done every 4 – 6 months or as needed but individual results can vary.
- Are there any alternatives for PRP Hair Loss treatment?
FUE hair transplant is a common alternative, although these two procedures are often done together.
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