A treatment involving blood and needles might sound scary, but don’t worry. It’s extremely natural (since it uses your own blood), safe, and non-invasive. You will meet Dr. Julia Giyaur for your initial consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Most people are; however, patients with certain types of hair loss may not qualify, as different types of hair loss are caused by different things. In addition, the presence of hair follicles is necessary for PRP treatment to work.
Prior to your initial procedure appointment, we may recommend certain at-home treatments to enhance your results. Upon your arrival for your first treatment, we will use a strong anesthetic cream to numb the area. Your blood will be drawn from a vein and processed in a specialized centrifuge. The point of this processing is for us to isolate the part of plasma that contains the highest number of follicle-stimulating nutrients.
After the plasma has been isolated, it will be placed inside of a syringe so that it can be injected into targeted areas of your scalp where hair growth is desired. The injections are very superficial and your skin will be numbed, so any discomfort is very minimal. The area will be iced a little before you leave. Treatment takes about 20 minutes. We normally recommend topical medications to be used in conjunction with your PRP treatment. They are specially formulated hair drops that help to block the damaging effect of hormones on your hair.