Having a full head of hair is a luxury for many people. However, millions of men and women struggle with hair loss and hair thinning. The reasons for hair loss are multifactorial and can include genetics, hormonal imbalance, stress, and diseases effecting healthy hair regeneration. However, using your own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) with is a more natural and non-surgical way to stimulate your own hair growth. Please see PRP page for more information.
Hair loss and hair thinning is a serious concern for women of all ages. Hair has a major impact on a personal style, look and confidence.
For some men, hair loss is inevitable part of aging and like women have an impact on personal style, look and confidence. RPR Rich Hair Regeneration is an effective procedure for both men and women and can be used to regenerate hair growth for the following conditions:
- Female pattern hair loss at all stages of hair loss
- Eye brow or beard Hypotrichosis (fine/reduced hairs)
- Alopecia areata and alopecia totalis
- Metabolic causes of hair loss, including iron deficiency and medication-induced hair loss
- Male pattern hair loss, especially in the early stages of balding, or for those with fine hair on the scalp
- Other causes of non-hereditary hair loss
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the PRP Hair Regeneration Procedure entail?
The procedure involves combination of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood that are delivered with a series of injections or by microneedling over the scalp or localized treatment areas. A local anesthetic may be used to numb the treatment area.
What is the downtime?
It is best to allow yourself time to heal. You may experience mild redness, bruising and and/or swelling at the site of injections (s). Swelling resolves in 24-48 hours but a bruise can last up to 2 weeks for some people. Regular activity can be resumed the next day. Please follow the Post-Procedure handout for optimal results and to minimize side effects. Pain is easily managed in most cases with non-narcotic analgesic medication such as Tylenol. Regular activity can be resumed the next day. Please follow the Post-Procedure handout for optimal results and to minimize side effects.
What can I expect from the procedure?
You will notice new fine hair growth from previously dormant follicles along your existing hairline as early as two months, but it will typically take four to eight months to notice significant changes in density and texture, the growth will take up to a year after treatment. You may require repeat treatment in 4-6 months. For many patients, the results last for up to two years, but it is not a permanent solution and repeat treatment may be required for maintenance.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) regenerate hair growth?
PRP which is injected either by series of injections or by microneedling will help stimulate the dormant hair follicles to grow and the existing hair follicles to produce a thicker healthier hair.
Is PRP hair regeneration best for man or woman?
Can PRP hair regeneration be combined with hair transplant surgery?
Is the scalp PRP treatment painful?
Local anesthetic or numbing cream is applied to the treatment are to reduce pain and discomfort during the treatment. Most people will be able to tolerate the procedure without numbing as pain is subjective and patient specific. Post treatment pain is easily managed in most cases with non-narcotic analgesic medication such as Tylenol. Regular activity can be resumed the next day. Please follow the Post-Procedure handout for optimal results and to minimize side effects.
What are some of the side effects?
Since the procedure involves injecting the harvest from your blood and applying it back into the patient’s own body, the possibility of having side effects and allergic reactions after the procedure is greatly reduced. Some of the common rare side effects that you may experience are listed below:
- Mild irritation & itching (depending on the sensitivity of your skin)
- Mild swelling or edema
- Bruising (caused by the reaction of your skin to the physical injection)
- For a list of rare side effects please speak with Dr. Wali.
When can I wash my hair?
How many scalp PRP treatment sessions will I need?
Can I use other hair regrowth therapies?
How do I get started?
What should I expect during my appointment?
How should I prepare for the day of treatment?
Skin should be clean without lotion, oil, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume or sunscreen
- Omit lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in area to be treated
- Arrive with clean washed skin
- Inform us of any changes in medical history and of all medications you are taking