31 East Darrah Lane
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

What is PRP for Hair Loss?

PRP therapy for hair loss has become a popular non-surgical medical treatment aimed at stimulating hair growth in individuals who are encountering hair thinning or are in the initial stages of hair loss.

How is PRP for Hair Loss intended to be used?

The purpose of PRP therapy for hair loss is to encourage the activation of hair follicles, enhance scalp blood circulation, and support the growth phase of hair follicles. This can result in thicker and healthier hair. PRP for Hair Loss is intended to be part of a comprehensive hair restoration plan.

How does PRP for Hair Loss work?

PRP treatment involves the use of one’s own blood in the form of platelet growth factors to jump-start cell regeneration and wound repair where injected.

  • Prior to PRP application, the scalp may be exposed to controlled injury using micro-needling or PRP can be directly injected into the skin.
  • The PRP solution can be applied as extracted from the patient or combined with extracellular matrix biologic solutions known to aid in the hair regrowth process for maximized growth.

What is PRP for Hair Loss?

PRP therapy for hair loss has become a popular non-surgical medical treatment aimed at stimulating hair growth in individuals who are encountering hair thinning or are in the initial stages of hair loss.

Why does PRP for Hair Loss use microneedling?

Micro-needling involves using millimeter-sized needles that penetrate the top layer of skin. Whereas the intentional wounding of the skin recruits stem cells and related growth factors, the resulting small openings allow for greater absorption of the PRP into the skin. Overall, the activation of the stem cells by the incisions and the proliferative qualities of the platelet-derived growth factors lead to the following: Increased hair counts validated from both patients and doctors in numerous studies

  • Augmented density of hair follicles
  • Enhanced thickness of skin
  • Upregulation of collagen production
  • Heightened number of cells that produce collagen, called fibroblasts
  • Expanded blood vessel formation for sustained cell proliferation

What are the typical treatment areas?

PRP for Hair Loss is primarily used on regions of the scalp that are affected by alopecia or need increased hair growth.

How is PRP for Hair Loss different from other hair treatments?

PRP for Hair Loss is unique due to its natural approach which uses the patient’s own blood components, its non-surgical nature, and limited side effects. The nature of this treatment is safe and effective.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required for PRP for Hair Loss can vary depending on the individual. Many patients may require multiple treatments to see optimal results.

How long is the typical treatment?

PRP for Hair Loss treatment typically takes less than an hour, but can vary depending on the number of treatment areas on the scalp.

Is the recovery time long?

PRP for Hair Loss has almost no downtime; you can get the treatment and proceed with your day! You’ll see optimal results after 6 weeks.

Is PRP for Hair Loss considered surgery?

No, PRP for Hair Loss is regarded as a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure.

What are the potential side effects?

Following the procedure, side effects may include swelling, redness & bruising,  and minimal hair shedding (part of the natural hair growth cycle).

Is the treatment painful?

For PRP for Hair Loss, you’ll receive appropriate local anesthesia before the procedure to make you more comfortable.

What technology does PRP for Hair Loss utilize?

PRP for Hair Loss takes the blood of the patient and prepares the PRP solution with a centrifuge, using one of two methods.

  1. Single Spin, which utilizes entrapment of red blood cells (lower yield of concentrated platelets).
  2. Dual Spin utilizes blood density to separate red blood cells and components of platelets (higher yield of concentrated platelets).

The Single Spin Method produces PRP with about 1.5-2.5x the amount of platelets as baseline blood whereas the Dual Spin Centrifuge produces PRP with 5-7x the amount of platelets as baseline blood, therefore the Dual Spin method produces roughly 3x the amount of platelets as the Single Spin. Patients may experience varied outcomes with PRP applications, and this is generally attributed to the way in which the PRP was prepared. The best results occur when PRP contains growth factors, stem cells, and cytokines that increase healing capabilities, preserved by the Dual Spin method. Here at Sleep and Wellness, we create pure PRP with our state-of-the-art Dual Spin Centrifuge, capable of producing the highest level of platelets per milliliter.

How do I know whether PRP for Hair Loss is right for me?

You can consult a qualified medical professional to see if PRP for Hair Loss technology is right for you. Our office is available for consultations at 31 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence Township NJ. To schedule an appointment, call the following number: 855-611-9116

Important Pre-Treatment Instructions

To reduce the chance of any adverse side effects, we recommend doing the following things (unless your physician says otherwise):

  • Make sure to stay hydrated.
  • Keep treatment areas clean and free them of any substances such as lotion, gel, oils, hairsprays, or any other hair products.
  • Avoid blood thinners.
  • Follow the precise pre-treatment guidelines given by your healthcare provider to achieve the best outcomes and reduce the risk of potential complications.

This section should only serve as additional information; it is NOT a substitute for your physician’s instructions.