PRP injections are a popular treatment option for hair loss. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a substance that is derived from your own blood. PRP contains high levels of growth factors, which are substances that can promote healing and tissue regeneration. When injected into the scalp, PRP can stimulate new hair growth and help to thicken existing hair. PRP injections are considered to be a safe and effective treatment for hair loss, and there is little risk of side effects. If you are considering PRP injections for hair loss, be sure to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to see if this treatment is right for you.
The use of PRP injections for hair loss was first popularized by Dr. Charles Runels, who is credited with inventing the Vampire Facial. Since then, PRP injections have been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including tendinitis, arthritis, and wound healing. In recent years, PRP injections have become increasingly popular as a treatment for hair loss.
How It Works
PRP injections for hair loss work by injecting a concentrated dose of growth factors into the scalp. These growth factors can help to stimulate new hair growth and thicken existing hair. PRP injections are usually given in a series of three treatments, spaced about four to six weeks apart.
Does it hurt?
The injections themselves are usually not painful, but you may feel a brief sting when the needle first punctures the skin.
Are there any side effects?
PRP injections are considered to be safe and have very few side effects. The most common side effect is temporary soreness or tenderness at the injection site.
How much does it cost?
PRP injections for hair loss typically cost between $500 and $1,000 per treatment. (Contact our office for more info.) Most insurance plans do not cover PRP injections for hair loss, as it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure.
How long will it take to see results?
PRP injections usually take three to six months to take effect. You may see some initial hair growth within the first few weeks after treatment, but it may take several months for full results to be apparent.
Are the results permanent?
PRP injections for hair loss are not a permanent solution, but they can provide long-lasting results. The effects of PRP injections usually last for year, after which you will need to have additional treatments to maintain the results.
Does it work for all hair types?
PRP injections can be effective for all hair types. However, those with dark hair may see the best results, as PRP can help to increase the thickness of existing hair.
Who Performs PRP Injections?
PRP injections are usually performed by a qualified healthcare provider, such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
What to Expect
Before your PRP injection, your healthcare provider will draw some blood from your arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which helps to separate the plasma from the other blood cells. The plasma is then injected into the scalp with a fine needle.
You may experience some temporary soreness or tenderness at the injection site, but this should resolve within a few days. It typically takes three to six months to see full results from PRP injections.
If you are considering PRP injections for hair loss, be sure to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to see if this treatment is right for you.