PRP Therapy Toronto is now a popular choice when it comes to hair restoration procedures. This technology is not new but only recently has been used for hair restoration. The technology of PRP was usually used in other surgical applications and wound care, including healing adjunct to open-heart surgery. In the past few years, PRP has shown excellent results when it comes to hair restoration. What is this procedure that has been creating such a buzz? PRP is a non-invasive hair restoration procedure. Here is all that you need to know about this technology.
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, also known as PRP, is a simple, non-invasive hair restoration procedure in which the platelet-rich plasma is taken from the patient’s blood to help in hair stimulation growth. This helps to provide the patient with fuller and healthier hair. The procedure is usually short and lasts about 30 minutes, and gives excellent results. It is a great affordable alternative for those who don’t want to undergo a hair transplant. PRP therapy can also be done with a hair transplant to promote hair growth. However, it is crucial to note that PRP works well only with certain types of hair loss. During your consultation with the surgeon, they will guide you and provide you with the options which would be best suited to combat the kind of hair fall that you are undergoing.
How does PRP promote hair growth?
PRP is a natural procedure to promote hair growth in the patient as the patient’s platelet-rich plasma is injected into the scalp. The plasma has growth and healing factors that promote hair growth. This procedure works brilliantly for both men and women. In PRP therapy, blood is drawn from the patient. This blood is then placed in the centrifuges, where it is spun at high speeds to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood.
Once the plasma has been separated, it is then filled into injections and injected into the scalp’s targeted sites. During the injection, a small amount of plasma is usually left behind near the hair follicles. This helps to stimulate growth factors and produce higher quality hair and hair growth. However, the sound of injection might sound painful. But there is minimal discomfort that is experienced. To ensure that you are comfortable through the procedure, a local anesthetic is provided. The procedure of PRP works excellent when paired with a hair transplant procedure.
How many sessions would you be needing?
For the best possible results, it is highly recommended that you undergo three sessions with a gap of 3 to 4 weeks between each session. You will begin to notice the changes being brought about in the first month itself. Additional single treatments at six months or a year can be helpful to maintain the results. It is important to note that hair growth is a slow process and that it might take a while before you can begin to enjoy the procedure’s results.