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.
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.
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.
Many surgeons love combining PRP hair therapy with hair transplant surgery for several reasons:
At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we have seen a lot of success when combining PRP Hair treatment Miami with hair transplant surgery.
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.
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 therapy consists of 3 basic steps:
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:
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.
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.
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.