PRP for Hair in Cary and Fayetteville, NC
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a safe and effective non-surgical treatment option for male and female pattern hair loss. It is an excellent alternative to other non-surgical or surgical options. Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics offers this treatment to residents of Sanford, Lumberton, Fayetteville, Cary and the neighboring areas of North Carolina.
What is PRP for Hair Loss?
Human blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Platelets take the first step in tissue regeneration by encouraging the blood to coagulate. The higher the number of platelets in the blood, the faster the body is able to heal a wound. Platelet-rich plasma is a highly concentrated blood plasma that contains up to five times the platelets as normal blood. The high platelet count in PRP combined with platelet-derived growth factor and proteins make it an optimal treatment choice for promoting hair growth and scalp health. By injecting PRP into the scalp, patients can achieve natural and healthy hair growth that reverses hair loss and hair thinning.
How is PRP for Hair Loss Performed?
The first step in PRP therapy is collecting a small sample of blood, which is used to develop the platelet-rich plasma. Once the PRP is obtained, it is injected into the areas of the scalp where hair restoration is desired. This process is typically well tolerated, as we offer a topical anesthetic to patients to minimize any discomfort. This treatment can take up to one hour, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Is There Any Downtime After PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP is a popular treatment option for hair thinning and hair loss because it is non-surgical and does not require any downtime or recovery period. Patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after their treatment. Some patients may experience minor swelling or redness due to the injections, but these effects will fade on their own within a few days.
When Will I See Results from PRP?
PRP is an effective treatment for hair loss that begins to work immediately after treatment. However, many patients will need multiple treatments to achieve their desired results. Additional PRP treatments are typically performed at six to eight week intervals. Most patients will notice results from their PRP treatment approximately six months after treatment.
How Much Does PRP for Hair Loss Cost?
At Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics, we try our best to keep our services affordable to our patients. This includes accepting many forms of payment and offering flexible financing options through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit, and Prosper Healthcare Lending. If you are considering PRP for hair loss, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation. During this consultation, one of our providers will assess your cosmetic goals to determine the treatment method that will best satisfy your needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment.
PRP for hair loss is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical hair restoration solution. Fayetteville Plastic Surgery & Cape Fear Aesthetics offers PRP hair restoration treatments to men and women living in Cape Fear, Sanford, Raleigh, Cary and the surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.