PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This exciting new field is an addition to the existing therapies we have available for hair restoration. PRP involves drawing your own blood into special vials and spinning them in a centrifuge, separating the blood into layers. By this method, it’s possible to isolate a layer rich in platelets and growth factors, the PRP. This concentrated plasma is then injected into the scalp targeting your areas of concern.
What You Need to Know About PRP
The beauty of PRP in Calgary is that it is entirely natural and safe to use on patients of all ages, both men and women. It harnesses the bodies innate ability to heal and regenerate itself. The theory is that by getting platelets and growth factors injected directly to the hair follicles, we are able to jump-start the hair growth process. The treatment takes under an hour to perform. Topical anesthetic preparations can be applied to the scalp to make it more comfortable; however, many patients don’t require any numbing. For those who are more sensitive, there is always the option of injecting a local anesthetic to numb the entire scalp. With the smallest needles available, up to several hundred superficial injections take place depositing the PRP just under the skin. This treatment is repeated every month for three months and then yearly, according to one popular protocol.
The Science of PRP
As the science behind PRP is still emerging, there is a lot of discussion around the optimal timing of injections, specific techniques employed, the use of additives, and what is the magnitude of its benefit in terms of hair restoration. In time, many of these questions will be answered, but for now, PRP remains a safe and promising answer to many patient’s hair loss needs.
Prime Hair Clinic offers services to help you get back on track. Our world-class surgical techniques set us apart and our honest, caring, and experienced staff can help you look and feel your best. For all hair restoration services including PRP therapy, scalp micropigmentation, surgical hair transplants as well as medical aesthetic procedures such as Botox and dermaplaning, trust Prime Hair Clinic. Contact us by phone at (403) 259-6798 or by email at [email protected]