PRP hair restoration
Everyone loses a certain degree of hair with age. Although they are dramatic methods of hair restoration that include hair transplantation, men and women alike may benefit from an innovative hair restoration technique that stimulates hair growth and revascularization hair follicles. This treatment is known as PRP or platelet rich plasma and is used more and more commonly for hair restoration in patients who seek an alternative to a hair transplant. PRP is useful for male pattern alopecia as well as brittle hair and women who are going through stressful periods or hormonal changes. This method of stimulating hair growth has many long-term benefits and may be a suitable option for you if you live in Beirut Lebanon.
How does PRP work?
Within every persons blood is a mixture of plasma, red blood cells, platelets, fibrin, stem cells, and rich growth factors. Platelet rich plasma utilizes these growth factors within blood to stimulate hair growth and blood supply to dormant or inactive hair follicles. When used for hair restoration, the infusion of platelet rich plasma can stimulate dormant hair follicles so that they can grow thicker, quicker, and more densely.
The treatment begins with drawing of your own blood followed by centrifuge purification of the platelet rich plasma portion of the blood. The solution is done infiltrated back into the hair bearing scalp in order to stimulate hair growth through growth factors contained within the platelets.
Patient will note an increase in density, rate of hair growth, and caliber of hair arising from the areas of treatment. We would recommend that you couple PRP hair restoration with a nutrient rich diet and supplements containing collagen and biotin.
Both women and men can benefit from PRP hair restoration in our Beirut Lebanon clinic. The whole process takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes where in your blood will be drawn and purified using a sterile centrifuge technique. Once the centrifuge spins the blood, the platelet rich portion will separate from the red blood cells and will then be extracted using a sterile syringe. The hair is done prepped and the hair bearing scalp is injected with a syringe of platelet rich plasma directly into the deep dermis and subcutaneous fat of the hair bearing scalp.
Expectations after treatment
Immediately after your procedure, you may experience some mild pinpoint bleeding and discomfort in the scalp. We recommend that you wash your hair the night of the procedure and then allow time for the PRP growth factors to stimulate the hair follicles and thereby stimulate hair growth. multiple sessions are required to achieve and maintain results. The number of sessions depends on the severity of the hair loss, but usually patients require between three and five treatment space three weeks apart. Maintenance injections are recommended approximately six months after your procedure to allow continuation of the hair stimulation.
Healthy men and women who are experiencing hair loss are both candidates for the procedure, patients will note an increase in hair caliber and growth within one month of the procedure in most cases. Dr. Karamanoukian is well experienced to manage patients with hair loss using the PRP hair restoration technique available at Kare beirut . If you have questions about hair loss and wish to discuss options for hair restoration using PRP, contact our office and schedule a consultation.