What is PRP for Hair Restoration?
PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection therapy is a cutting-edge nonsurgical treatment used for ailments such as arthritis, wound healing, and in cosmetic procedures such as a “vampire facelift.” Platelets naturally heal the body, stimulating tissue regeneration and growth to repair cells and blood vessels. In hair restoration, these platelets are injected into the scalp to stimulate new vessel formation. This increases blood flow around damaged follicles to create new growth and improve current hair quality and thickness.
PRP Hair Treatment directly results in:
- Increased blood flow via new and restored blood vessels
- Trigger healthy hair growth from dormant hair follicles
- Continued growth from restored hair follicles
How is it Used in Conjunction with ALMI?
ALMI (Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection) is a form of stem-cell treatment using cells harvested from a small incision and then injected into the scalp with proven results of hair regrowth and restoration. At the same time the fat cells are harvested, blood is also drawn to extract PRP using a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Both the PRP and fat cells are then injected into the scalp using a tiny needle. The PRP and ALMI treatments work together to restore, thicken, and fortify hair.
What Can I Expect from PRP Hair Restoration Treatment?
A local anesthetic is administered to both the extraction and treatment locations. The fat cells for ALMI are extracted from a small incision in the abdomen or leg via a small tube. Blood for the PRP is drawn simultaneously (similar to a standard blood draw) and placed into a centrifuge to separate the platelets.
Using a small needle, like those used in facial injections, the fat cells and PRP are injected into the scalp, causing minimal discomfort. The entire process takes an hour or less and there is zero recovery time. After your appointment, you can drive yourself home and begin to see results in one to three months. PRP Hair Restoration Treatment resolves multiple hair loss issues including:
- Receding hairline
- Bald spots
- Thinning hair
- Excessive hair shedding
What Results Can I Expect?
Results from PRP hair treatment can be seen within 4 to 6 weeks but for many it can take 4 to 6 months, including noticeable regrowth, increase in thickness, and a reduction in hair loss. Considerable hair regrowth and restoration occurs with one treatment, but continued treatments may be recommended to produce optimal results.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Berkowitz today to take the next step to restore your hair and regain your confidence with arguably the top provider of PRP hair treatment in Michigan. Dr. Berkowitz has undergone his own hair restoration treatments as one of the 85% of men who have struggled with hair loss. He understands the distress that comes along with hair loss and will help you determine the best treatment plan ward off further hair loss and halt a receding hairline or excessive shedding.