PRP Hair Restoration in Catonsville MD
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for hair restoration are a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure designed to stimulate hair growth and improve the overall health of the hair follicles. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are located at 700 Geipe Road Suite 100 Catonsville, MD 21228.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for hair restoration are a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure designed to stimulate hair growth and improve the overall health of the hair follicles. This treatment is commonly used for individuals experiencing hair thinning or early stages of hair loss. Here’s how the process typically works:
A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn, usually from the arm, similar to a routine blood test.
The blood is then processed in a centrifuge machine to separate its components. This results in the extraction of the PRP, which contains a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors.
Preparation of PRP:
The extracted PRP is then prepared for injection. In some cases, an activator (e.g., calcium chloride) may be added to stimulate the release of growth factors from the platelets.
Injection into the Scalp:
The PRP solution is injected directly into the scalp in areas where hair loss or thinning is noticeable. The injections are strategically administered to stimulate dormant hair follicles and promote hair growth.
After the injections, patients may be advised to avoid certain activities (e.g., excessive sun exposure, vigorous exercise) for a short period. The specific post-procedure instructions may vary based on the practitioner’s recommendations.
Potential Benefits of PRP for Hair Restoration:
Hair Growth Stimulation: The growth factors in PRP are believed to stimulate hair follicles, encouraging them to enter the active growth phase.
Improved Hair Thickness: PRP may contribute to the improvement of existing hair thickness and quality.
Reduction in Hair Shedding: PRP treatment may help reduce excessive hair shedding.
Non-Surgical and Minimally Invasive: PRP injections are a non-surgical option for individuals seeking hair restoration without undergoing a more invasive procedure.
Autologous and Safe: Since PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, the risk of allergic reactions or rejection is minimal.
Number of Sessions:
The number of PRP sessions needed can vary, but a series of treatments spaced over several months may be recommended for optimal results. Maintenance sessions may also be advised to sustain the effects.
It’s important to note that individual responses to PRP treatments can vary, and not everyone may experience the same degree of improvement. Consultation with our qualified healthcare professional is crucial to determine if PRP for hair restoration is a suitable option for your specific condition and goals.