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PRP has quickly become the go-to solution for many men and women experiencing hair loss and thinning, as an effective alternative to invasive surgical procedures. PRP for hair restoration uses innovative technique whereby a patient’s own blood is drawn to extract the PRP, which is then injected back into the scalp where hair loss or thinning is present.
At the beginning of your treatment, a small tube of blood is drawn and then put into a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins at a high speed to separate the highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood.
Dense nutrients and growth factors within the PRP reawaken the hair follicles to stimulate new, faster and healthier hair growth, while increasing blood supply to promote healing and repair.
Opus Plasma Resurfacing and Skin Tightening treatment is highly tolerable and comfortable for most patients with the use of topical anesthetic. Depending on the intensity of treatment, you may feel a tickling ‘static’ sensation on your skin.
A clinical has shown that Opus Plasma required 50% less downtime when compared to a fractional skin resurfacing technology using a laser. Since treatments are highly customizable, you will receive specific detailed instructions for post-treatment care.
There is minimal to no downtime with PRP hair restoration treatments. Your scalp may feel a bit sore and tender up to a few days after treatment. We recommend avoiding washing your hair for at least 24 hours after treatment.
Number of treatments needed will vary on an individual patient basis based on the extent of hair loss or thinning, but on average 3-6 treatments, spaced 3-6 weeks apart, are needed to achieve the best results.
You are a good candidate for PRP hair restoration if you are bothered by the appearance of thinning hair or starting to experience hair loss, but do not want to resort to expensive, invasive surgical procedures with long downtime.
Patients who have anemia, those taking blood thinning medications or NSAIDS may not be suitable for PRP hair restoration. Consultation with United Shades of Skin practitioners will pre-determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Results, which are typically visible about three months after your treatment sessions, include follicular regrowth in areas where thinning was most obvious. This hair grows back thicker and fuller than ever before! Results last indefinitely, so long as there is no underlying cause of hair loss, such as high stress or hormone imbalance.