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Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Restoration in McLean, Richmond & Virginia Beach

PRP stimulates the body’s natural healing forces. PRP stands for platelet rich-plasma. Platelets are the components of your blood that are best known for blood clotting. Blood is made up of 55% plasma, 45% red blood cells, and about 1% white blood cells and platelets. The platelets contain hundreds of proteins called Growth Factors and Cytokines, which are necessary in the healing process. PRP is the separation of those platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood, which results in high concentration of the platelets; hence platelet-rich plasma.

The growth factors and cytokines present in PRP include:

The growth factors and cytokines are signaling proteins and have a stimulating effect on the Stem Cells located within the targeted area. Stem cells are found throughout the entire body and play a key role in repairing damaged tissue. In fact, the future of Regenerative Medicine includes the combination of PRP along with the administration of concentrated Stem Cells. The Platelets growth factors and signaling cytokines help stimulate the stem cells; triggers the healing cascade, restores new blood growth, collagen synthesis, new cell growth and new tissue regeneration.

The Procedure

PRP injections are simple office-based procedures. The patients’ own blood is drawn, similar to a lab test, and placed into a special syringe. The syringe is then placed into a centrifuge that will separate the PRP from the other blood components. The separated PRP sis then drawn into another syringe used for injections. The entire process including the blood sample processing and the completion of the injections will take approximately 60 minutes. With the injections of the PRP and after the scalp has been thoroughly numbed with local anesthetic, your physical will use a small needling device on your scalp for stimulation of the wound healing process. In any healing process, there is a sequence that the body follows in order to heal itself. The first phase is called the inflammatory phase. This is where all of the inflammatory factors initiate the cascade of the healing process. This is then followed by the regenerative phase where the platelets supply the growth factor and proteins called cytokines; which signal for the body’s own stem cells.

You will be given both Pre-Procedure and Post-procedure Instructions to follow.

PRP Injections

How Many Injections Will I Need?

For proper stimulation of the hair follicles and hair growth, it is advised to initially have 3 PRP injections to the dormant hairs of the scalp. Each series of injections separated by a 2 month period. Results are usually evaluated 9 months after the first injections. Many patients elect to have booster injections yearly.

Are You a Candidate for PRP?

The best candidates for PRP injections for hair loss usually seem to be those patients who are in the initial years of hair loss; mostly women. Those patients who have experienced advanced hair loss for many years may not obtain a significant result with PRP injections alone. In these cases, and for patients who may not want a hair transplant procedure, there remains the option of combining the PRP injections with concentrated stem cells. Call Virginia Surgical Hair Center today at (888) 764-9400 to find out if you are a candidate for PRP.

Summary of PRP Procedure

  • The body’s first response to the soft tissue injury is to deliver platelet cells.
  • Packed with growth and healing factors and signaling cytokines, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells.
  • PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly into the area in need.
  • To create PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn and placed in centrifuge, separating the platelets from the other blood components.
  • Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection or a risk of an allergic reaction.

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