Hair Restoration in Houston TX
HOW PRP WORKS
WHAT TO EXPECT
HOW PRP WORKS
PRP Therapy is the most advanced and effective non-surgical treatment for hair restoration currently in use. PRP Therapy is a Platelet-Rich-Plasma injection treatment that prevents shedding and restores hair growth in patients suffering from genetic hair loss. The PRP therapy treatment takes about 30 minutes to administer, and requires no daily maintenance, with no downtime.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a unique natural treatment consisting of a concentration of platelet-rich blood plasma derived from your own blood. PRP contains essential growth factors that stimulate growth in hair follicles when injected directly into the scalp. The good news is that there is very little chance of allergic reaction or risk associated with this procedure because PRP is produced by your own body.
PRP Treatment results appear with the natural cycle of hair growth, about 4 to 8 months after treatments. Monthly treatments for three months are recommended. As the PRP stimulates new hair growth, the hair will begin to appear fuller and thicker. Since each individual case is unique, results are evaluated every four months following the third procedure, and progress is tracked annually to determine when each patient is due for a follow-up treatment in order to maintain optimal hair growth.
Follow-up treatments are an essential requirement of PRP Therapy, although, in some patients, results may last for months or even years before the patient will require a follow-up treatment. While a single treatment provides a significant improvement, a series of PRP injection treatments may be useful, depending on your aesthetic goals, your particular condition, and how your scalp reacts to the treatment.
Preventing Future Hair Loss
A great benefit of PRP Injections is that in addition to helping your hair become thick and full again, this treatment also treats ongoing hair loss, and often slows down shedding and may even prevent hair from further thinning. If you start treating your hereditary hair loss while you’re still relatively young, regular treatments may also help to preserve and encourage renewed hair growth, and increase the thickness and density of your hair. The results of these treatments may actually last for months and years, meaning that, you may be able to avoid the need for more aggressive treatments until much later down the road.
How long does PRP hair restoration last?
For most patients, results of PRP hair restoration will last at least 12 months, but can last longer. That’s why it’s recommended to have maintenance treatments 1-2 times a year.
Which is better, PRP or hair transplant?
These are two different procedures and focus on separate things. Hair PRP nourishes the scalp to wake up dormant hair follicles and promote hair growth. Hair transplant on the other hand harvests existing healthy hair follicles from the donor site and gets transferred onto the desired area. PRP can be performed as a standalone treatment or paired with hair transplant. Generally, PRP is a slightly less invasive or expensive option.
How many times can you have PRP injections for hair?
Most people require multiple PRP sessions to achieve their intended results. An average of about three sessions total are recommended spaced 1-month apart.
Is PRP for hair restoration painful?
Just like any injections using a needle PRP injections may be painful. There are different methods of making sure patients are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Your provider can explain expectations during a consultation.
What are the side effects of PRP hair treatment?
There are virtually no side effects after the treatment, since patient’s own blood plasma is being used with no other additives. Some potential mild side effects after PRP hair restoration may include dizziness, nausea, pain in the injection site, or bruising.
Does PRP thicken hair?
Yes. PRP is an effective option for thickening the hair for many patients.
How long does it take for PRP to work for hair?
Most patients will see results from the PRP treatment after about three to six months, when several hair life cycles have been completed. However, some patients may experience improvement after 1 month following their first procedure.
How long do hair transplants last?
Hair transplants are typically permanent.
Who is a good candidate for hair PRP treatment?
Patients who are concerned about thinning hair or balding. Because your own blood plasma is being used for injections, it’s a safe and effective way to promote hair growth.
Ready to stop losing hair?
If you’re seeking a reliable and effective solution to treat hair loss without surgery, PRP Therapy may be the ideal treatment option for you. Residents of Houston and surrounding communities in Texas who want to learn more about how PRP Therapy can restore hair growth and prevent future hair loss should contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, a new state-of-the-art treatment center providing excellence in plastic surgery as well as other non-surgical cosmetic procedures. We are located 27 minutes from Pasadena and 9 minutes from West University.