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What Is PRP Hair Restoration?

PRP hair restoration is a new, minimally invasive treatment that can maintain & restore hair growth without surgery.

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How Does It Work?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy uses growth factors found in the patient’s own platelets. The patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a machine, where the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the blood and injected directly into the patient’s scalp. At Swinyer Woseth Dermatology we use the Eclipse PRP system, which is favored for the robustness of clinical data & efficacy.

The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate the regrowth and thickening of hair follicles. The renewed growth helps to fill in areas of receding or thinning hair. PRP is a natural serum derived directly from your own cells to initiate regeneration.

A numbing agent can be applied to the desired treatment area to maximize patient comfort. The scalp may be tender for up to 24 hours after treatment, but this should quickly subside. One treatment per month for three months followed by an additional treatment six months later is typically required for optimal results. Long-lasting results can be maintained with follow-up treatments every 6 to 12 months.

Who Is Eligable for PRP Hair Restoration?

Not everyone is an ideal candidate to undergo this procedure. Anyone who has fine or thinning hair, androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness – hair loss at the top of the scalp and a receding hairline particularly along the temples), and women with pattern alopecia can also benefit from the PRP hair loss treatment. If hair follicles are completely lost, however, this procedure is less likely to be helpful. Such patients may need to opt for hair transplant surgery.

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