PRP or platelet rich plasma injections provide an excellent med spa solution to boost hair re-growth in people struggling with hair loss and hair thinning. The treatment works not only to improve hair growth and hair count, but also hair thickness and strength of the new hair.
Motykie Medical Spa, led by the judicious and hardworking cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides PRP injection treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities and towns in this part of the country.
The Role of PRP Growth Factors
The two vital components in the blood are plasma and red blood cells. Out of the plasma, which is composed of white blood cells and platelets, is rich in growth factors. Researchers have discovered that these growth factors can work to trigger growth of new hair in the scalp. When injected into the targeted areas, these growth factors regenerate dormant follicles and promote their fresh growth.
Growth factors essentially play the role of a messenger, giving signals to the skin cells to perform their function. Hair follicle stimulation and activity occurs when growth factors are delivered through small injections in PRP therapy.
PRP Scalp Injection Procedure
The procedure begins with the provider drawing a small amount of blood from the patient’s own body (usually the arm). The tube of blood is then put into a machine known as centrifuge, which will spin the blood until the red blood cells and plasma are separated. The plasma is then separated from the mixture because it is rich in platelets.
The purified plasma is then injected directly into the affected sites of the scalp at the precise level of the hair follicles. The procedure must be performed meticulously by a skilled PRP injection provider to achieve the desired results. The small injections begin across the scalp, approximately at every half inch across the targeted area.
The PRP injection med spa treatment session is typically completed in about 30 minutes, but may take a little more if the surface area to be treated is larger. In some cases, PRP scalp injection therapy may also be combined with traditional hair transplant treatment for more effective results.
Safety and Recovery
PRP scalp injection treatment involves minimal to no risk of complications. In fact, many patients may receive the tiny injections even without numbing the affected site. To minimize the pain, the treatment provider may use ice therapy. Mild painkillers such as Tylenol may be recommended after the procedure to mitigate discomfort.
Bruising, if any, will resolve within one to two weeks. The downtime involved is minimal, but the patient should avoid typical hair maintenance such as blow drying, coloring or processing for two to three days after the PRP scalp injection treatment session.
The provider may plan for monthly treatment sessions of PRP scalp injections for the first three to four months. Thereafter, a maintenance procedure may be performed every three to six months. The pillar of the community Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for PRP scalp injection therapy.
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