PRP Hair treatment Miami

You have probably heard good advice about methods that promote hair growth naturally, but perhaps PRP Hair treatment Miami is not on your to-do list, or at least not yet. If you desire healthy-looking hair, you can now take advantage of this procedure and combine it with hair restoration surgery. PRP Hair treatment Miami encourages healing of hair follicles that have suffered damage and improved follicle activity to reverse miniaturization or shrinkage of hair follicles.

And, if you ever wondered what this procedure is all about, here is everything you need to know. From benefits, cost, risks, to recovery tips, you will find out many reasons why PRP Hair treatment Miami may be the right hair loss method for you.

What is platelet rich plasma therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical and completely natural method of hair loss treatment widely used in many clinics across the nation including Jolie Plastic Surgery. This popular technique uses the patient’s blood and spins it in a centrifuge to get the platelets, which are pumped back into the patient’s scalp to promote hair growth. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “PRP may also be used to improve healing after surgery for some injuries.” PRP Hair therapy has been used to promote tissue healing and treat sports injuries such as aka runner’s knee, and arthritis of the knee in runners.

How does PRP hair treatment work?

The hair loss specialist Miami first identifies, evaluates, and measures the area of concern. Medical photos are taken, and special equipment used to separate the platelets and test a small sample of the blood and PRP. The scalp is prepared and numbed with antiseptic solution and anesthetic. Therefore, this is a pain-free procedure. Tubes of patient’s blood are used to prepare PRP injections, and then centrifuged. The plasma is injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth in the treated areas.

Benefits of PRP hair treatment when combined with hair transplant surgery

Many surgeons love combining PRP hair therapy with hair transplant surgery for several reasons:

  • It helps speed up recovery and boost hair regrowth.
  • It reduces the risk of shock loss or temporary shedding.
  • It slows down future hair loss and encourages healthy hair growth.
  • It increases the thickness of existing hair.
  • Hair that was dormant for less than 5 years can re-grow.
  • It speeds up the healing process in any procedure, including hair restoration surgery.

At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we have seen a lot of success when combining PRP Hair treatment Miami with hair transplant surgery.

Good candidates for PRP Hair treatment

The ideal candidates for PRP Hair treatment Miami are those at the beginning stages of thinning hair with active hair follicles. However, patients with inactive hair follicles may also have a chance, but the results will not be that copious. This procedure is useful on people with weak hair follicles and those suffering from mild alopecia areata.

Other factors to consider are the patient’s overall health and expectations. You must have realistic expectations and be patient as it might take several treatments before reaching the desired results. Remember that PRP hair treatment promotes natural hair growth at regular speed, except when combined with hair restoration surgery.

Who is not a good candidate for PRP hair loss therapy?

This procedure is not recommended on patients undergoing chemotherapy since one treatment may affect the other and they may not get the best results. Likewise, patients suffering from a blood disorder that interferes with blood clotting or affects the number of platelets may not be suitable candidates. Smokers, users of cortisone, and patients with low blood pressure should undergo an evaluation as they may not be the right candidates for this procedure. At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we strive to address all concerns our patients may have. If you are suffering from hair loss, you can come to us, and we will carefully assess your condition before prescribing PRP Hair treatment.

PRP Hair treatment Miami step by step

PRP hair therapy consists of 3 basic steps:

  • Patients sit comfortably and the hair loss specialist will draw about 60-100 ml of blood from the arms. The blood is centrifuged to separate the plasma out. This process can take about 15 minutes to complete. The concentrated platelets are prepared to be applied to the scalp.
  • The second step is applying the platelets to the scalp. A local anesthetic is first administered to numb the area that will be treated. The target area is also stimulated with a micro-needling tool that triggers healing. After micro-needling, PRP is injected into the scalp.
  • The final stage is rather quick. An occlusive dressing is applied, and patients should expect thicker hair consistency and hair growth.

Risks and aftercare instructions

There are no significant PRP hair treatment side effects and risks. Minimal discomfort is possible, but it can be lessened with ice packs. After PRP Hair therapy, the treated area can feel like a mild sunburn, but it only lasts for 24 to 72 hours. Mild swelling with redness and stinging subsides in a few days. There is also a low risk of itching, blistering, and redness. Bruising, rash, peeling, ingrown hairs, crusting, swelling and changing in skin color may also occur.

Permanent scarring and darkening of the skin are very rare. Patients can take Tylenol after the procedure to alleviate any pain or discomfort. Bruising disappears in a week or two after PRP for hair restoration. You should take home your doctor’s care plan to ensure optimal results of new hair growth. Patients who experience an allergic reaction should contact their doctor immediately.

Some helpful aftercare guidelines include:

  • Avoid exercising on the day of your PRP hair treatment.
  • Wash your hair a day after the procedure.
  • You can color your hair only 3 days after treatment.
  • Patients should wait at least 24 hours to style their hair using products such as hair spray, gel, and mousse.
  • Wearing a hat for 2 days can also help avoid sun exposure.
  • Wait a week after PRP hair loss therapy to use blood thinning supplements.
  • Avoid alcohol or smoking for 3 days after the procedure to promote healing.
  • Some patients may need further treatments, particularly those whose hair loss was caused by genetics.

PRP Hair treatment combined with the hair transplant

PRP hair treatment south Florida can be combined with hair transplant surgery. More commonly, these procedures go hand in hand, to achieve optimal results. Patients can choose either pre-op or post-op PRP. When performed before a hair restoration operation, this procedure can prepare the scalp for surgery and make it healthier. However, it can be beneficial after surgery and used as a fertilizer to improve hair graft quality and growth.

According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), PRP in hair transplantation can: “preserve and enhance hair follicle viability during and after hair transplantation.” The tissue is repaired and healed after surgery, and hair follicles trapped in “sleeping” state are strengthened promoting regrowth.

PRP Hair treatment results

Since hair grows in cycles, it might take about 6 to 8 treatments to see permanent results. Usually, the improvements are very subtle. Some patients may start noticing thicker and fuller hair after four treatments while others may not notice fuller hair 9 to 12 months after completing several PRP Hair treatment Miami sessions.

Some surgeons say they have seen results in some patients during the early stages of treatment with less hair falling out. After three months, some may also notice thickening of existing hair. By six months significant growth should occur, and it will continue up to one year. Unfortunately, there are no sufficient clinical studies that support the PRP hair treatment success rate unless used with hair transplantation. These procedures combined can improve the outcomes.

PRP hair loss treatment cost in Miami

The price is based on the number of sessions required, patient’s needs and targeted areas. According to reviews submitted in RealSelf, the average PRP hair loss treatment cost is $1,700, but it can cost anywhere from $225 to $3,100. This procedure is commonly combined with hair restoration surgery; therefore, it can be pricier.

PRP hair loss treatment FQAs

Some patients may experience pain and discomfort during this procedure, mainly when performed under topical anesthetic. Some people prefer general anesthetic, as per doctor’s advice, so they don’t feel any PRP injection for hair loss side effects.
There are no risks involved. Nevertheless, patients should go to the best doctor for hair loss in Miami with experience administering this type of procedure. They can also request PRP for hair loss before and after pictures to confirm the doctor’s expertise. At Jolie Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jonathan Fisher has experience with PRP as well as many plastic and reconstructive surgeries.
PRP can improve scar color and texture, and stimulate hair growth. It’s worth a try.
The most important aspect to consider is the PRP volume and also the concentration of platelets per session. The usual treatment involves about 30 aliquot injections across the scalp. However, every case and PRP protocol is different.
Some patients may need one to four sessions per month. However, the number of sessions is based on the targeted area. The average patient requires four to six sessions and each session is typically performed every two weeks.
The procedure may take one or two hours to be completed. However, the duration can vary from case to case. Moreover, this procedure is often combined with hair restoration surgery so it might take longer than that.
On average, the benefits of PRP hair loss therapy can last forever, yet most patients need additional PRP Hair treatment after a year to keep the effects of hair regrowth.
Fortunately, this procedure doesn’t involve specific recovery time or downtime. However, patients should not wash their head 12 to 24 hours after the procedure.
PRP used as part of hair transplantation doesn’t require FDA approval and is not subject to FDA regulation. However, the device used during PRP Hair treatment should be approved by the FDA, and be safe and effective to use. Also, PRP is not approved by the FDA as a medication used in hair transplant surgery.