What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy?
Your blood contains four ingredients:
- Red blood cells
- White blood cells
Your platelets are largely responsible for clotting, but they also contain hundreds of growth factors, or proteins, that promote regeneration and healing.
Qvita Health & Wellness uses DrPRP® to create a concentrate of platelets from your own blood using a special centrifuge. Your PRP treatment at Qvita Health and Wellness offers solutions that are two-fold: the procedure will stimulate hair regrowth while working to slow down future hair loss. The platelet-rich blood is drawn from the patient, plasma is separated in a centrifuge, and the injection is then positioned into the various locations around the scalp that are being targeted. The special, micro needle is extremely thin and the great majority of our patients report little to no pain. And, because the blood is drawn from the patient’s own body, the risk of complication or rejection is eliminated.
Results after PRP for Hair Restoration
PRP is an out-patient procedure, which means there is no surgery involved and downtime is minimal. The innovative treatment produces results are reliable and natural in the least invasive way. The procedure can produce great results as a stand-alone treatment, but can also be recommended in conjunction with other hair loss techniques. It is important that patients understand that results can be slow and gradual. Generally, results will begin to transpire after the first two or three months, and will be most noticeable around the six-month mark.
Hair loss can occur in both men and women, and this procedure is designed with that in mind. PRP is equally effective as a way to counteract female pattern baldness as it is for our male patients. The best candidates for a PRP treatment are patients who have slight to moderate hair loss, who want to take charge and regain confidence in their look.
During your consultation, Peggy Demetriou, APRN-BC and her team will assess your condition in person and recommend the best course of action for you. We are happy to go over any remaining questions and concerns you may have upon your visit to our clinic.