Hair Restoration With Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Hair thinning and hair loss patients in Houston and beyond have an exciting new clinical option right here at Suzanne Bruce & Associates: platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP. Using the growth factors in your own blood platelets, the treatment triggers hair growth in areas of thinness or baldness.
How It Works
The platelets in our blood primarily serve as clotting agents, slowing down and stopping bleeding when we're injured. Platelets also house growth factors, which encourage regeneration of various tissues throughout the body. When applied with precision, those same natural growth factors can spur hair growth through PRP therapy. It's also a great option for rejuvenating skin and reducing signs of aging and sun damage.
Your PRP therapy experience begins with a simple blood draw, similar to when your family doctor checks your cholesterol, for example. We then process the blood in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from other elements of blood. The purified platelets look like a light, gold-colored serum. Once they've been sufficiently isolated, they're ready for injection. Your practitioner injects them directly into precise sites in your scalp, which feels like a light pinch.
After your PRP therapy session, you won't need to spend any time recuperating at home. The treated area may be a little tender, but you can comfortably return to your regular daily activities as soon as your appointment is over.
Treatment Schedule & Results
PRP treatment consists of an initial 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. Each visit lasts about 30 minutes. To maintain hair growth, maintenance treatments should be scheduled every 6 months.
We pair your treatment with an at home aftercare package that helps target and spur growth from multiple pathways. By combining PRP treatments with the supplements, scalp treatment and laser hair growth device your results will be significantly better over the long run. To help maintain your results you will also be required to come in for maintenance PRP treatments once a year.