PRP is typically administered to the scalp where the hair loss has occurred monthly for three months. Repeat sessions are then needed about every 3 to 4 months for up to two years.
PRP treatment is done in sessions. One single treatment will not give dramatic results. It is performed once in 4-6 weeks, and for 3-5 sessions.
Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment. Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for 3 days after treatment.
The main reason to refrain from washing your hair 24 hours after the treatment is undertaken is the risk of impacting your PRP treatment. We also advise patients not to exercise on the day of the PRP treatment. Like shampooing, exercise can also be resumed the day after your PRP injections.
Notably, mild headache, tolerable and temporary pain during treatment, mild itching and desquamation, and transient edema were reported by some subjects after PRP treatment
Though PRP therapy can greatly improve the appearance and thickness of your hair, it won’t completely reverse hair loss. The best results are typically seen with patients who have thinning hair or who are exhibiting symptoms of male or female pattern baldness.
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A 2017 study out of Italy also found male patients had increased hair and density in areas where doctors used PRP therapy. Dr. Khetarpal says it takes about three months to see an improvement. After that time, most of her patients – both male and female – have regrown 30% to 40% of the hair they’ve lost.
You’ll start noticing results between six to 12 months after your first treatment. Some clients may experience the results they want right after PRP treatment's first session. Your doctor will make a treatment plan recommendation for you based on the condition of your hair and how much you’d like to grow back.