PRP Hair Restoration FAQ

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Hair loss is one of the most common cosmetic conditions in the world, but thankfully, there are treatment options to restore those lost locks. Among them is PRP hair restoration, a state-of-the-art injectable treatment. To learn more about this treatment, read over these common PRP hair restoration FAQs for San Diego patients.

What Is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, a substance that is harvested from a small sample of the patient’s own blood. It is a concentrated mixture of plasma and platelets, which have natural healing properties. Since it comes from the patient’s body, the chance of rejection is incredibly low. When it is injected into the scalp, it improves hair follicle health and promotes hair regrowth.

Is There Downtime?

There is no downtime or recovery time required after PRP hair restoration. Following the session, patients will be given aftercare instructions. They must avoid direct exposure to sunlight for prolonged periods of time over the next few days. Additionally, they must not use harsh hair products for at least 24 hours.

How Should I Prepare for PRP Hair Restoration?

Patients should avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for at least 48 hours before the session; this helps to prevent excessive swelling and bruising after injections.

How Long Is Each PRP Hair Restoration Injection Session?

Each session should not take longer than 30 to 45 minutes. The actual injection of the substance only takes about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on each case. Once the PRP has been administered to the target areas of the scalp, patients are free to return to their day.

How Many PRP Treatment Sessions Are Needed?

The number of sessions required to see results with PRP hair restoration will be different for each case. The first session should start producing appreciable changes, but patients may be advised to come in for at least three treatments to get the best results. Each treatment will be spaced out at around four weeks. After that, patients only need to worry about maintenance.

How Much Does PRP Hair Restoration Cost?

Patients will find out how much their PRP hair restoration will cost when they come in for a consultation. Price can vary depending on several factors, such as the number of sessions needed.

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More details are available regarding PRP hair restoration in San Diego when patients reach out to San Diego Skin Medical Spa and schedule a consultation. Set up your consultation today.