This minimally invasive procedure harnesses the natural cellular regeneration inherent in your blood to infuse life into your hair to stimulate the production of healthy, thick hair.

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP, is a serum created from your own blood. The production of PRP starts with a blood draw, similar to a blood test Your blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the component parts of your blood:

  • Plasma: The liquid portion of your blood that carries the various cells and nutrients.
  • Platelets: Blood cells that contain proteins, called growth factors, which are critical for healing and regeneration, and which stimulate other cells to repair and rebuild.

Once the components have been separated, the serum is produced by concentrating a high number of platelets into the plasma, essentially “supercharging” your blood.

PRP for hair loss

PRP is one of the most exciting medical innovations in aesthetic medicine. Some of the most popular uses are to speed injury healing, repair and rejuvenate the skin, and infuse new life into hair follicles that have begun to die.

It affects hair follicles in several ways:

  • It provides high quantities of growth factors to stimulate the natural cellular regeneration process
  • It stimulates additional blood flow, bringing much-needed nutrients and oxygen
  • Encourage the formation of new blood vessels

PRP hair restoration has been shown to stimulate the production of thicker, healthier hair while simultaneously bringing dying hair follicles back to life.

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The benefits of PRP hair restoration

PRP hair restoration offers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Thicker, healthier, and stronger hair
  • Bringing dormant follicles back into action
  • Non-invasive and safe treatment
  • No recovery time
  • Virtually painless
  • Quick procedure, usually completed within 15 to 20 minutes

PRP hair restoration can be performed on its own or combined with a hair transplant for any other treatment to maximize healing and results.

The PRP hair restoration experience

PRP hair restoration begins with a quick blood draw, after which the PRP serum is formulated, which takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes. Once the serum is ready, we will use a local anesthetic to numb the target areas and then begin the injections, focusing on the areas of your scalp most affected by hair loss. Each injection is performed with an ultra-fine needle at carefully determined depths to best reach your hair follicles.

As soon as the injections are complete, you will be free to resume your usual daily activities with no downtime. You may experience slight discomfort and swelling for the first couple of days, easily managed with over the counter pain medication.

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Your results

You can expect to see initial results with improved thickness and volume within the first couple of months, but full results tend to emerge in the following four to eight months. Most patients experience continued improvements for up to a year or longer, and many are satisfied with their results after a single treatment. As time passes and genetic hair loss progresses, we can perform additional PRP treatments to maintain and enhance your results.

Am I a candidate?

PRP hair restoration is ideal for men and women in the early stages of hair loss. The limitation of this revolutionary treatment is that it is not effective on follicles that have stopped producing hair. It will not restore hair to a bald area. If you look in the mirror and see a receding hairline or thinner hair, this treatment could be right for you.

PRP hair restoration: Your practitioner matters

If you are considering treatment to halt hair loss progression and restore a fuller head of hair, Dr. Marcelo Antunes and the entire Face Austin team are here to help. Dr. Antunes is a double board-certified fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon who has garnered a reputation for stunning results. He is a leader in the field of hair restoration and will take the time to guide you to the most effective treatment for hair loss, including PRP.

We believe there are no shortcuts to quality, and we focus on achieving a superior result for every patient we treat, with an unparalleled level of comfort. Contact us today to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Antunes and get started on the road to a healthier, fuller head of hair!

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