If you are considering PRP treatments to combat hair loss, you may be searching for more information that will give you a better idea of what to expect after injections. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a regenerative growth and healing treatment that aims to restore wherever restoration may be desired or necessary. Injected into soft-tissue areas of the body, PRP has helped many patients with injuries to their muscles, ligaments, and joints. Patients with chronic conditions like tendonitis have also benefited from treatments. More recently, PRP has become a popular choice to regrow hair.
How PRP Works
PRP therapy begins with a simple blood draw, usually from the patient’s arm. The extracted blood spins in a device called a centrifuge, which separates the elements of the blood. One of these elements, the platelet-rich plasma, is injected into the scalp. The high volume of platelets promotes regeneration and growth among the hair follicles where hair has thinned.
Post-Treatment Hair Care
After PRP treatments, the longer you give your scalp and hair follicles time to heal, the better your results will be. You may experience side effects, including burning, itching, soreness, swelling, redness, and a tight or tingling feeling near the injection sites. These are normal and should resolve between 2-5 days. Avoid using hair products for 6 hours post-injection, and do not press or rub your scalp for at least 8 hours. Pressure applied to your scalp when washing your hair too soon can hinder the effects of the PRP treatment and limit growth. Doctors recommend not washing your hair until the day after treatment, preferably 24 hours after injections. A pH-balanced shampoo is best for the first three days post-treatment to ensure a soothing and gentle cleansing.
Is PRP Right For Me?
PRP therapy is a safe and effective tool in the struggle against hair loss. If you have noticed that your hair seems to be getting thinner–or you have a family history of hair loss–you may be a good candidate for PRP treatments. The earlier your PRP injections begin, the better your chances of regrowing your natural hair.
Dr. Sumeet Jindal is an accomplished, triple board-certified surgeon. With his extensive knowledge of PRP and non-surgical hair growth treatments, Dr. Jindal will be able to provide you with exemplary care and post-treatment advice. If you are considering hair loss therapy, PRP in Raleigh offers a variety of options to help you achieve your goal of fuller, healthier hair.