PRP for Hair in Richmond, VA
If you’re experiencing moderate hair loss, thinning, and the early stages of pattern baldness, it might be time to consider PRP. Catching and treating hair loss early on can lead to better restoration results. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers PRP for men and women living in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia looking to restore volume and lost hair.
What is PRP?
PRP or platelet-rich plasma for hair is a treatment that works by drawing blood from the patient, extracting the plasma from it, and injecting it directly into the scalp in areas where hair loss is present. This platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors which encourage hair growth and volume restoration. PRP injections can also be used on other areas of the body to treat wrinkles and acne scars.
Benefits of PRP
PRP is ideal for patients who are starting to notice hair loss. It is non-surgical and leaves no scars. The procedure is quick and similar to giving blood. If you choose to have your scalp numbed, the procedure is pain-free and there is no downtime following a treatment session. The results from PRP are natural and can be maintained with repeat sessions. Though PRP is more involved than light therapy, it can be an excellent non-surgical option for patients looking to restore lost hair without undergoing more complex and expensive procedures.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for PRP?
Anyone experiencing hair loss can be a good candidate for PRP. Patients with recent hair loss tend to respond best to PRP therapy, so if you are beginning to experience hair loss, getting PRP sooner than later will produce better results. Patients who are on blood thinners and other blood medications might experience less dramatic results. During your consultation, we will assess your situation and determine if PRP is right for you.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my PRP Procedure?
On the day of your PRP procedure, blood will be drawn from your arm. This blood will be placed into a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the blood. The platelet-rich plasma will be extracted from the collected blood and injected into your scalp where hair loss is present. You can choose to have your scalp numbed for the injections as some patients may experience discomfort during this step of the procedure. After the procedure is complete, you can return to work or home.
How Long Does a PRP Procedure Take?
The PRP procedures generally take 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment area size.
What to Expect After a PRP Procedure
Following your PRP procedure, your scalp may be sensitive and bruised in the areas of injection. Ice and Tylenol can help decrease the pain and swelling. You can return to work and regular activity immediately after your procedure. Your hair will initially thin and fall out in the first few weeks, then grow back thicker and fuller. Full results are usually seen in 2 to 4 months with repeat sessions. These results can be maintained with additional sessions.
Will I Have Scars After a PRP Procedure?
PRP is non-surgical and leaves no scars behind since the injections are performed with a very fine needle. PRP is undetectable even with short hairstyles.
How Long Will the Results of a PRP Procedure Last?
The results gained from a PRP procedure can be maintained. PRP requires multiple sessions to gain full results and these results can be maintained with return visits. During your consultation, we will discuss how to maintain the results of PRP.
How Much Does PRP Cost in Richmond?
The cost of PRP varies based on how many sessions you will need. During your consultation, we will determine how many sessions you will require based on your specific hair loss.
If you’re beginning to notice hair loss and want to learn more about how PRP can help restore lost hair please, do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation. The sooner you contact us, the better, since PRP works best for patients who are in the early stages of hair loss. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers PRP for men and women living in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.