PRP has many medical applications, including being used to stimulate natural hair growth as a hair restoration treatment. Baldone Reina Dermatology is proud to offer PRP for hair restoration to patients living in Slidell, Mandeville, New Orleans and Covington, LA.
What is PRP for Hair?
PRP for hair takes advantage of the versatile healing properties of the blood. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is derived by taking a small blood sample from the patient prior to treatment. The blood platelets contain growth factors that can stimulate the hair follicles to produce natural hair growth. For PRP hair restoration treatments, we use the Eclipse PRP® system. This maximizes the amount of platelets we are able to collect from the blood, while minimizing other blood cells that provide unwanted effects. PRP techniques can also help increase the efficacy of other hair restoration treatments.
How Much Does PRP for Hair Cost?
If you elect to undergo PRP hair restoration treatment at Baldone Reina Dermatology, you will first have a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During this consultation, we will assess your treatment goals in order to determine the best approach for your hair restoration treatment. Once these variables are evaluated, we will be able to provide you with the cost of treatment and any associated fees.
What is the PRP for Hair Treatment Like?
The first step of a PRP hair restoration treatment is collecting blood from the patient. Once the blood is collected, it is placed into a machine that separates the blood platelets from the other blood cells, producing PRP. The PRP will then be injected into various areas of the scalp. For this process, we use a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. Once the injections are performed, the treatment will be complete.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following a PRP Hair Restoration Treatment?
The recovery from a PRP hair restoration treatment is usually fairly brief, as the PRP stimulates healing in the skin. Patients can expect some soreness, sensitivity and redness in the treatment area for the first day or two following treatment. However, you will be able to perform all normal activities, including washing your hair, on the same day of treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a PRP Hair Restoration Treatment?
The results from your PRP hair restoration will become visible over the months following treatment. Patients can expect to see changes in their hair volume approximately three months after their initial treatment, with continued improvements for as long as six months. In most cases, we recommend a series of PRP treatments for optimal hair restoration results.
If you would like to use PRP to enhance hair volume, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Baldone Reina Dermatology welcomes patients from New Orleans, the Northshore, Covington and the surrounding areas in Louisiana.