Thinning hair is a problem for many men and women today, but you don’t have to resort to shaving your head or wearing a wig to get your appearance back. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration at Studio Saai Skincare and Medspa in Glenview, Illinois, is a natural way to stimulate new hair growth using the power of your own blood platelets. Book your hair restoration appointment now, or call the office anytime to learn more.
PRP is a component of your blood. Certain cells within your blood are full of powerful growth factors that can speed up healing and regrowth of damaged tissue, but the areas where you’ve lost hair are lacking in those growth factors.
During PRP hair restoration, your provider adds PRP to your scalp, and this can trigger new hair growth over time. Often, the hair is of higher quality than it was before, too.
Your provider starts by taking a sample of your blood. This is a quick process and is about the same as any other blood draw experience you’ve had in the past. Next, your provider uses a high-speed centrifuge device to whip your blood repeatedly. This pulls the platelets apart from the rest of the blood so you can get the most concentrated treatment.
An anesthetic will be injected into the treatment area to prevent discomfort during treatment. When your scalp is numb, the PRP is carefully injected directly into your scalp. You may feel some movement, but you won’t be in pain. The PRP then prompts you to produce hair in that area again.
No, there’s no downtime at all after PRP hair restoration. Plan for an hour maximum for your appointment, and you can then return to your day as normal. There’s no downtime like you’d have with hair restoration surgery.
The number of treatments needed can vary. Most patients see good results with three to four treatments, but you may need fewer or more.
Treatments are usually scheduled around a month apart. You may start to see new hair growth after just one treatment, but most patients notice significant new hair growth after three treatment sessions. Your hair can grow even thicker in the coming months.
To maintain your results long-term, maintenance treatments are recommended once or twice a year. Customized treatment plans are offered at Studio Saai Skincare and Medspa according to patient goals and needs.
Book your PRP hair restoration appointment online or by phone today.