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PRP Hair Questions: You asked and we answered!

With more than nine years of experience and thousands of consultations on PRP hair treatments, we’ve gained a solid understanding of the PRP hair questions patients typically have about PRP hair restoration. We brought your most common PRP hair questions to our PRP hair specialists and compiled their insights to address your top concerns. 

PRP Hair Questions

What is the mechanism behind PRP hair treatments?

PRP treatment for hair loss is a unique method that uses a person’s own blood to encourage hair growth. Here’s how it works in simple terms: A small amount of the patient’s blood is taken, similar to a regular blood test. This blood is then processed to separate out a component called plasma, which is rich in platelets. These platelets are not just ordinary blood cells; they’re packed with special proteins called growth factors, which are great at repairing and growing tissues.

 

This platelet-rich plasma is then carefully injected into areas of the scalp where the hair is beginning to thin. The idea is that the growth factors in the plasma will kick-start the body’s natural healing and regrowth processes right where the hair needs help. In essence, it’s like giving a boost to the scalp’s own ability to grow hair, using a natural substance from the patient’s own body. 

What is the difference between Cervos Key PRP (which is a growth factor concentrate) and other PRP technologies?

Think of PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, as a special ingredient taken from your blood that helps with hair growth. Now, Cervos Key PRP is like a supercharged version of this. It’s more concentrated, meaning it has more of those helpful growth factors that come from your blood. These growth factors are like tiny helpers that encourage your hair to grow. Other PRP technologies also use these growth factors, but Cervos Key PRP has them in a higher concentration, making it potentially more effective in stimulating hair growth. 

Does PRP cause hair loss?

PRP  therapy is generally used to promote hair growth and not to cause hair loss. However, it’s important to understand the complexities surrounding this treatment. Check out this blog post to find out why temporary PRP hair shedding is possible.

How many PRP treatments are needed for hair growth?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair growth can vary in the number of sessions needed based on several individual factors. 

1. Depends on Individual Factors: Each person’s response to PRP treatments can vary significantly. Factors such as age, overall health, hormonal influences, and genetic predispositions to hair loss can all impact the effectiveness of PRP therapy.

2. Extent of Hair Loss: The amount of hair already lost is a critical factor. Individuals with minimal to moderate hair thinning often respond better to PRP treatments compared to those with advanced hair loss. In cases of severe hair loss, more treatment sessions might be needed to stimulate hair growth.

3. Hair Matrix Analysis Results: This involves assessing the health and condition of the hair follicles. A detailed analysis can help in determining the potential responsiveness to PRP therapy. Healthier hair follicles, even if they are not actively growing hair, are more likely to respond positively to PRP treatments.

4. Type of PRP Used: There are different preparation methods and concentrations of PRP. Some methods may concentrate platelets more effectively than others, potentially leading to better results. The specific technique used can influence the number of treatments required.

5. Treatment Protocol: The specific protocol followed, including the frequency of treatments and the total number of sessions, can vary. Typically, an initial series of treatments (commonly 3-4 sessions) spaced about a month apart is recommended. After this initial series, maintenance treatments every 6-12 months may be suggested.

6. Complementary Therapies: The use of other therapies in conjunction with PRP, like minoxidil or finasteride, might influence the number of PRP treatments needed. These complementary treatments can sometimes enhance the effectiveness of PRP.

7. Patient’s Expectations and Goals: The desired outcome of the patient plays a significant role. Some individuals might be satisfied with a modest amount of hair regrowth and may require fewer sessions, while others aiming for more significant results might need additional treatments.

8. Monitoring and Adjustments: Regular monitoring of hair growth and scalp health during the treatment process can lead to adjustments in the treatment plan. This may include changing the number of sessions based on the response.

Does PRP make hair thicker?

PRP therapy is believed to have the potential to make hair thicker, although results can vary from person to person. Here’s how PRP may contribute to thicker hair:

  1. Stimulation of Hair Follicles: PRP is rich in growth factors that can stimulate dormant hair follicles, potentially leading to the growth of new hair. This process can increase the density of hair, making it appear thicker.
  2. Improving Hair Health: The growth factors in PRP can improve the health and condition of hair follicles, which might result in the growth of stronger and healthier hair strands.
  3. Increasing Hair Shaft Diameter: Some studies have suggested that PRP treatment can increase the diameter of the hair shaft. Thicker individual hairs contribute to an overall appearance of fuller, denser hair.
  4. Reducing Hair Loss: By strengthening hair follicles, PRP may help reduce hair loss. This reduction in hair fall can contribute to maintaining a thicker appearance of the hair.
  5. Regeneration of Hair Cells: PRP may promote the regeneration of cells within the hair follicles, further supporting hair growth and thickness.

What are the main steps of PRP hair therapy?

 First, we take a small amount of blood from the patient, just like when you get a blood test. We then use a machine called a centrifuge to spin the blood. This spinning separates the blood into different parts. One of these parts is platelets, which we collect. These platelets can be made to multiply, creating growth factors. These growth factors are like tiny signals that can encourage cells in the scalp to get to work.

After, we take these platelets and growth factors and put them back into the scalp. This helps heal any tiny holes from the treatment and also helps grow hair. After doing this, we might also give the scalp some extra vitamins, minerals, and something called hyaluronic acid, all of which can help after the PRP treatment.

What Is the average cost of PRP hair treatment?

The cost of PRP treatments can vary depending on the technology used. We offer a 20% discount for first-time clients. We have two types of PRP kits:

 

RegenLab – This PRP kit is made in Switzerland.  A package of 3 treatments of RegenLab PRP costs $960.

 

NEW CervosKey PRP (GFC) – Our clinic, LMC – Laser Medical Clinic, was the first in Canada to use this advanced technology. Cervos keyPRP can get up to 25 times more platelets than regular PRP. For new clients, we offer a package of 3 sessions for $2560, and a package of 5 sessions for $3840. 

Do you offer financing?

Absolutely! We’re excited to let you know that we offer interest-free financing through PayBright for your purchase. You can apply for instant approval at this link.

 If you get approved, you have the option to pay in installments over 3 or 6 months.

What are the possible side effects of PRP hair therapy?

The most common side effects of the procedure are inflammation, which means you might experience swelling and redness. These usually show up right after the treatment but should go away on their own in about four to six days.

 

Since PRP uses your own blood, the risk of getting an infection from someone else’s blood or having a bad reaction is very low. While it’s quite rare, there’s still a small chance of more serious issues like an infection or scarring.

How will the PRP be injected into my scalp?

At LMC – Laser Medical Clinic, we use a special device called the U225 injection gun for our PRP treatments. This advanced device is great because it helps us inject the PRP into your scalp very evenly and at the perfect depth every time. This precision ensures that the treatment is effective. Another advantage of using the U225 mesogun is that we don’t need to use numbing cream. This is good news because numbing cream can sometimes slow down the blood flow in your scalp, which isn’t ideal for PRP treatments. So, with this method, you get a more comfortable and efficient treatment.

What do the growth factors in PRP do?

Better Blood Flow: These treatments help increase blood flow to the area where they’re used, which helps make the hair follicles thicker and stronger.


Waking Up Hair Follicles: The growth factors in the treatment help heal and wake up hair follicles that aren’t active anymore, which can lead to more hair growing.


Encouraging New Hair: The treatments also work to activate special cells called papilla cells, which are really important for growing new hair.

How will I know if PRP hair therapy is working?

Since PRP therapy for hair might not work the same for everyone, it’s really important to have a clear and fair way to see if it’s working. At LMC – Laser Medical Clinic, we use something called the Hair Metrix Camera analysis system made by Canfield Scientific. This system has a special camera just for looking at hair and software that can really zoom in to count and measure your hair. It gives us a detailed report about how thick and dense your hair is and its overall health. Using the Hair Metrix system to check your hair before you start treatment is a great way to see the changes clearly. We also check your hair with this device to track your progress.

Will PRP alone regrow my hair?

When done correctly, most cases of PRP have resulted in some level of improvement following treatment, sometimes with noticeable thicker, healthier-looking hair. It is critical to understand that PRP is not a miracle treatment. The most effective results are often achieved in conjunction with other medical treatments and lifestyle modifications.

Can PRP completely stop male and female pattern baldness?

PRP isn’t a permanent fix for baldness, which is often caused by genetics (called Androgenic Alopecia). The genetic issue that leads to hair loss is always there. But, if you get PRP treatments regularly, they can really help slow down hair loss and even make your hair thicker. To keep up these results, you’ll probably need ongoing treatments, but how often you need them can depend on your specific situation and the kind of PRP method used.

 

 

Still have PRP hair questions for us?

Do you still have PRP hair questions about our PRP hair treatments? Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information. We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with our experts. You can easily get in touch with us by calling or texting +1647-560-8333. Our team is ready to provide you with personalized advice and answers to all your PRP-related queries. Contact us today and take the first step towards understanding and exploring your PRP hair treatment options!

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