Tag

platelet rich plasma hair restoration Archives - PRP In Seattle

A Photo For A Blog Post About What Are Dos And Don’ts After PRP

What Are Dos And Don’ts After PRP

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Fibrin, Platelet Rich Plasma

What Are Dos And Don’ts After PRP

As a non-surgical hair restoration method, platelet rich plasma injections offer less downtime and recovery than a traditional hair transplant surgery. However, you do need still need to use caution to prevent damaging your results or promoting complications. Here are some dos and don’ts after PRP.

DO: Take It Easy

While you do not need to take time off work and can go about your daily activities, it is best to refrain from strenuous activities. Sweating can cause irritation and worsen swelling. Additionally, in rare cases, it can complicate results. Some people do choose to take a day or two off work, but this is not necessary.

DON’T: Shower For A Couple Of Days

Like with hair transplant surgery, you will want to wait to shower. Depending on your exact procedure, you generally can shower within 24 to 48 hours of your procedure. Your provider can better guide you on this. Still, you will want to be careful when doing so.

DO: Continue Using Other Hair Restoration Methods

After one to two days, you can resume using minoxidil or other at-home hair restoration methods. This can help improve your results over time.

DON’T: Drink Or Smoke

While not a surgical procedure, drinking and smoking can promote complications and hinder results from PRP and PRF hair restoration.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About Do I Need To Stop Topical Hair Treatments After PRP Injections

Do I Need To Stop Topical Hair Treatments After PRP Injections?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Do I Need To Stop Topical Hair Treatments After PRP Injections?

Topical hair loss treatments such as Minoxidil are available over-the-counter and via prescription. They are one of the easiest options to promote hair growth and often one of the first lines of treatment. However, if a patient undergoes platelet rich plasma injections for hair restoration, do they need to stop these treatments? The experts at PRP In Seattle answer the question, “Do I need to stop topical hair treatments after PRP injections?”

Immediately after treatment, you will need to cease the use of topical hair restoration treatments. This gives your scalp time to heal. It also may cause irritation or pain to apply topical treatments to the scalp too soon. However, after about one or two weeks, you can start applying it again. 

In fact, using topicals along with PRP injections often provides better results than either treatment alone. Just ensure that you do not start using Minoxidil too soon after an injection session. Our providers can also prescribe prescription strength hair restoration medications.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About Does PRP Hair Restoration Work

Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Fibrin, PRP Injections

Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

Platelet rich plasma hair restoration is becoming one of the top non-surgical hair restoration procedures for people in the early stages of hair loss. It can even help people who have seen more significant loss, though it cannot substitute for a hair transplant, if necessary. Thus, it can be confusing to understand how and if PRP hair restoration works. Let’s take a deeper look at the question, “Does PRP hair restoration work?”

PRP hair restoration is a great option for patients who have not yet lost all of their hair and generally on the younger side. Some people—regardless of this—may still not see the desired results from adequate PRP treatment. However, this is rare and most people will see some noticeable results.

Platelet rich plasma helps repair the hair follicles damaged by hormones or other factors. This promotes more and better hair growth. While it cannot prevent these hair follicles from becoming damaged again, using other hair restoration methods and/or undergoing future touch-ups can help slow and prevent this. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About Does PRP Work For Female Hair Loss

Does PRP Work For Female Hair Loss?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Hair loss is a condition most often associated with men due to increased testosterone levels and genetic predisposition. However, women do also experience hair loss and thinning with age. It is often more subtle because it happens primarily on the top of the head along the part. Of course, medical conditions, genetics, and other factors all can cause worsened hair loss in women. So, does PRP work for female hair loss?

If hair loss in a woman is not yet extensive, platelet rich plasma can absolutely help slow the progression and restore hair. It works similarly to a PRP hair restoration treatment for men. Sometimes—depending on the reasons for the hair loss—other treatments may be recommended. Whether it be outside of the cosmetic realm or not, combining treatments does usually yield better results.

Hair loss in women can be especially stressful since women are often expected to have more hair and it becomes a larger part of a feminine identity. PRP is one option that allows women to slow hair loss and keep their natural hair longer.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Hair

How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Hair?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma hair injections are a growing hair restoration method. As a non-surgical way to slow the progression of hair loss and thinning, many men and women seek out the treatment before more invasive options such as a hair transplant. However, knowing that multiple sessions are needed, they often ask, “How many PRP sessions are needed for hair?”

Generally, when you start a PRP hair regimen, your provider will recommend beginning with a round of four treatment sessions. Following these sessions, they will gauge the necessity for subsequent sessions. Some may be perfectly happy after four sessions and only require occasional touch-ups.

On average, people undergo between six and eight PRP hair sessions. Though, this is dependent on several factors such as the amount of hair loss or thinning you are experiencing, your age, goals for treatment, and the results seen after treatment. Some people may see amazing results in three or four sessions while others may find better results from other hair restoration methods.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About Can PRP Make Your Hair Worse

Can PRP Make Your Hair Worse?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Injections of platelet rich plasma are slowly becoming one of the most sought after hair restoration procedures. Though, many patients have questions about platelet rich plasma since many do not know much about it. Understandably, many have concerns as well. Let’s touch on a common one, “Can PRP make your hair worse?”

While it is possible for PRP injections to make hair worse, this is exceptionally unlikely and almost never heard of. It is more likely that they will have little to no effect. The injections, while they do perforate the skin, are no more invasive than any other needle prick you receive as part of a medical procedure. Therefore, this carries little risk of permanently damaging the scalp.

As mentioned, the most likely negative outcome is that PRP simply has no effect on hair regrowth. Though, studies have shown PRP to be at least as effective, if not more effective than already trusted hair growth agents like minoxidil. Your provider can discuss the specifics of PRP hair restoration during a consultation.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat and contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About Is PRP Better Than Minoxidil

Is PRP Better Than Minoxidil?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

When it comes to non-surgical hair restoration options, one of the most well known is a medication known as minoxidil. Applied topically, it stimulates hair regrowth and can counteract pattern baldness. However, while minoxidil has been around for decades, PRP treatment for hair loss has only been commonly performed for about a decade. Is PRP better than minoxidil?

It depends on the person, extent of hair loss, and various other factors. For many people who have tried minoxidil and not found success, adding PRP injections or using them instead often will yield better results. Ultimately, our hair experts recommend trying multiple options to see what provides the best results.

While many people find great success with one method over the other, it is also possible to combine them. Combining PRP hair restoration and minoxidil treatment will often increase and positively influence the results of the other. It is not always necessary to use them together, however. Discuss what you have tried in the past and anything you currently use for hair restoration during your consultation appointment. 

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Hair Growth

How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Hair Growth?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma is becoming one of the most sought after and effective non-surgical hair restoration methods available. PRP hair restoration involves injections of platelet rich plasma into the scalp to induce collagen production, healing, and ultimately hair regrowth. Rarely, patients see the results they want after one round of injections. How many PRP sessions are needed for hair growth?

On average, patients begin to see hair regrowth after their second or third session. This is because platelet rich plasma induces the body’s healing process. The healing process needs time to work, which is why it often takes so long to see the first results. Beyond that, patients tend to see more substantial results in four to six treatments.

The number of sessions necessary will vary from patient to patient. Some may see hair growth following the first session, while others may take more sessions to see results. It is also recommended that patients have yearly touch-up sessions. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About Is PRP Anti-Inflammatory

Is PRP Anti-Inflammatory?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

Anti-inflammatory is a term largely used to describe a medication or substance that reduces inflammation. This is the science behind why PRP injections were initially used to treat soft tissue and muscle injuries. Though, when you undergo PRP hair restoration or injections for cosmetic reasons, it may seem like PRP causes inflammation. Let’s explore why this happens by looking at the question, “Is PRP anti-inflammatory?”

As a whole, platelet rich plasma is considered anti-inflammatory because it aids in the healing process and reduces inflammation over time. However, when injected into an area without inflammation, it is likely to cause some mild inflammation. Inflammation is the first stage in the healing process. Platelet rich plasma helps speed up this process for faster healing.

In the body, platelet rich plasma is one of the first signals to the brain that healing needs to take place. The platelets will increase in the wounded area. Therefore, this leads to natural inflammation. Though, it is usually less pronounced than inflammation due to an injury.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

A Photo For A Blog Post About What Is The Maximum Age For PRP Hair Restoration

What Is The Maximum Age For PRP Hair Restoration?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma hair restoration is a non-surgical hair restoration method that needs to begin before hair loss reaches a critical point. Typically, the best time to start PRP hair restoration is when hair is beginning to thin. Therefore, some providers may discuss age limits on the procedure, or not want to treat patients above a certain age. What is the maximum age for PRP hair restoration? 

In technicality, there is no “maximum” age that one reaches where they are no longer a candidate for PRP hair restoration in Seattle. However, it is especially unlikely and uncommon for patients above 35 to undergo the treatment. While not impossible, most patients have passed the threshold of hair loss by that age where PRP hair restoration would simply not provide the ideal results.

The providers at PRP In Seattle have treated patients as young as their early twenties to their forties and beyond. A good rule to follow is if you have large areas of no hair (more than just patches of thinning) or are completely (or almost) bald, PRP hair restoration is likely not the right treatment for you. 

Ultimate, the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for PRP hair restoration is to schedule a consultation at PRP In Seattle. Call us at 206-279-2112 or reach out online using our chat or contact form.