Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative, non-surgical solution for men and women experiencing hair loss and miniaturized hair growth, in which strands of hair become finer and finer with the passage of years. PRP hair restoration is a safe, natural alternative that involves injecting the scalp with platelet-rich plasma obtained from the patient’s own body to restore miniaturized follicles and repair damaged tissues. It is Dr. Saul Lahijani’s goal to provide patients with the best PRP hair treatment Los Angeles & Beverly Hills has to offer.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is obtained from the patient’s own blood. A sample of blood is drawn in a similar manner as with a routine blood test. The blood is spun a centrifuge to separate out the platelets, which are rich in growth factors (substances required for stimulation of growth in living cells). Plasma (the fluid part of the blood) enriched with platelets (PRP) can be injected into the scalp and other areas to stimulate hair growth and promote healing.
PRP hair restoration uses an advanced technique to stimulate hair follicles for stronger, more robust hair growth. Hair follicles that are not producing hair may not actually be dead, but rather injured, compromised, or dormant. Growth factors found within platelet-rich plasma can activate adult stem cells in non-producing hair follicles, promote cell growth, and encourage the formation of new blood vessels to carry blood and nutrients to regenerated follicles.
Before treatment begins, a local anesthetic is used to numb the target areas of the scalp. Using a fine needle, PRP is injected into the scalp, concentrating on the areas that display the most severe hair loss. Injections are administered in a specific pattern to maximize the regenerative effects of the PRP treatment.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort after PRP hair restoration injections, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. There may be mild swelling of the forehead for one or two days after the procedure. Avoid intense physical activity until the swelling has completely subsided. Normal hair washing can begin immediately after treatment.
Hair restoration with PRP injections is a safe, non-surgical treatment with fast recovery, no scarring, and natural-looking results. Many patients see new hair growth and improvement in density and thickness as early as two months after a PRP hair restoration procedure. However, it will be four to eight months before optimal results are visible, with continued improvement for up to one year. Many patients achieve dramatic, long-lasting results with just one treatment.
If you are experiencing hair loss or your hair is thinning over time, and you prefer to undergo a non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment, Dr. Saul Lahijani in Beverly Hills can tailor an individualized treatment plan to restore hair. PRP hair restoration can be performed alone or in combination with other non-surgical treatments, such as low-level laser therapy with an LLLT device. Schedule a one-on-one consultation for a customized plan involving the most appropriate treatment for your condition, and the appearance you want.