PRP Therapy is a non-invasive procedure and requires little preparation before any scheduled session. Certain medications, including naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, and blood thinners, should be avoided as they increase bleeding during the PRP procedure. PRP involves drawing blood from the patient. Although a small amount of blood is drawn, you should eat before the procedure to prevent dizziness. If you’re to have PRP Therapy to treat hair loss or skin-related issues around the face, carry a clean hat to protect the target areas from direct sunlight after treatment. The target area should be thoroughly cleaned on the treatment day, and no skin or hair products should be applied.
2. During Treatment
During the PRP therapy session, your assigned specialist will draw the required amount of blood from your arm and centrifuge it to acquire PRP. A numbing agent, lidocaine, is applied to the target areas to make the procedure more comfortable. The PRP solution is then introduced on and around the target area through multiple injections. The injected PRP revitalizes the treated area to produce new cells and promote tissue regeneration for healthy skin and hair. PRP Therapy takes about 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the size and condition of the target area. The treatment is non-invasive and has little to no downtime making it possible to resume work immediately after your treatment session.
3. Post Treatment
After PRP Therapy, the treated area may get red and a little sore for a few days. To manage any discomfort, you can take acetaminophen. The treated area should be protected from direct sunlight and should not be washed for at least 48hrs. This maximizes the effects of PRP therapy. Hair and skin products should also be avoided as they contain irritants. Maintenance treatments may be needed every few months to maintain hair growth and skin condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
A PRP Therapy session takes approximately 30 minutes to one hour. The time taken per session is dependent on the target area.
PRP Therapy utilizes a solution containing a high amount of growth factors. When injected on target areas, these growth factors stimulate the production of new cells and tissue regeneration, to combat the issue being treated. It helps tackle skin issues and hair loss by triggering biorejuvenation.
Although you may notice some results after your first PRP treatment, it may take several sessions to attain the desired results. This is dependent on the condition being treated. For most people, it takes 3-4 sessions done 4-6 weeks apart. After obtaining the desired results, touch-up treatments may be required every 3 to 6 months to maintain the results.
PRP Therapy is one of the safest skin and hair treatment procedures. This is because it utilizes a platelet-rich plasma solution obtained from your blood. It is an autologous treatment.
The treatment has minimal side effects, including redness and soreness, which subside after two to three days.