If you’re experiencing hair loss, chances are you are anxious to find out the best way to get your hair back. There’s now an exciting newprocedure being used to combat hair loss, known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)Therapy.PRP Therapy is a hair regrowth treatment that is suitable for both men and women. One of the most common questions asked by those undergoing the procedure is, ‘How soon can I wash my hair after PRP for hair loss.’
What is PRP Therapy for hair loss?
PRP therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses enriched cells or platelet rich plasma to assist with tissue regeneration. Platelet rich plasma contains a higher concentration of growth factors, and when used for hair loss they encourage hair growth by stimulating cells within the immediate environment of the hair follicle.
In this procedure blood is drawn from the patient in the same manner as a routine blood test. The blood is then spun through a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then injected into the balding areas of the scalp.
Results of PRP hair therapy can usually be seen within 2 to 4 months. PRP therapy is often combined with hair transplant for best results.
How soon can I wash my hair after PRP for hair loss?
After PRP therapy there may be some mild swelling and bruising. However, most patients are able to wash their hair the day after PRP treatment.
If you are looking for a solution for hair loss, contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery, and learn how PRP Therapy can help regrow your hair.
Call us today at 650-433-8621 to schedule a consultation.