What Is PRP?
PRP Stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma”. Platelet Rich Plasma is created by taking whole blood from the human body and separating the platelets out, creating concentrated plasma. Platelets are part of the blood that is responsible for healing wounds and triggering regrowth, by allowing blood to clot. Once a clot is formed, growth factors in the platelets stimulate the wound area to heal.
Benefits of PRP Treatment for Hair Loss
In the case of thinner hair and hair loss, research is showing that when injected into the scalp, PRP stimulates hair follicles to heal themselves, producing thicker hair, and in many cases improving hair counts. At Freedom Clinic, our PRP treatments include advanced procedures that help improve results. Our clients continue to show excellent results in as little as 3 months.
Effective for Men & Women of All Ages
As with all treatments, results are generally more effective the earlier you begin treatment. This is because there is less damage to the hair follicle to repair. However, PRP has been shown to be effective in both men and women of various ages and hair loss stages.
Results in 8 to 12 Weeks
Studies show best results are achieved over a period of 4 monthly treatments. Hair regrowth can be noticeable in as little as 8 weeks, just after the 3rd treatment, and continue to improve for months after the treatment.
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How does PRP for hair loss work?
PRP for hair loss is similar to other PRP treatments for injuries and dentistry. The patient’s whole blood is removed, similar to getting a simple blood test. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood, separating the platelets from the other cells. The platelets are then injected into the surface of the scalp at various intervals and angles. Growth factors in the platelets stimulate the hair follicles to heal and produce healthy hairs. PRP also helps return dormant hair follicles (Telogen phase) to the growing stage (Anagen phase).
How long does PRP take?
PRP is best administered in a series of 4 session, one month apart. Each session takes about 60 minutes to complete. Single booster sessions are recommended every 6 to 12 months.
Does PRP hurt?
PRP is very well tolerated and not particularly painful. Of course, each patient’s tolerance is different. The injections are not as deep as a typical flu shot, but as the process involved a series of about 25 small shallow injections, a topical anesthetic is applied prior to ensure comfort throughout the procedure.
How long does PRP take for hair to grow?
Normally patients begin to see results any time after the third treatment. Improvements in growth can continue for up to a year or more.
How much does PRP for hair loss cost?
For a typical full top of the head area, the initial cost for the 4 session package is $3200.00 + HST. Boosters are priced at $900 + HST.
Does PRP have any downtime or after effect?
There is very little downtime aside from the procedure itself. A slight bit of redness on the scalp, as well as bumps at the injection sites, will only last a few hours, and hair can be washed 12 hours after the procedure. There are usually no lingering side effects after the first few hours. For more information on PRP, or to schedule a detailed consultation and analysis, please contact us through our online consultation pages, or call us directly at: 416-512-6400