3. What Preparation Is Required, And Is It Painful?
In NJ, hair loss PRP is gaining traction and becoming a more common sight in reputable hair transplant clinics. In the past, some people only heard of this therapy because of facial treatments nicknamed the “vampire facial.” Because it involves blood, the process may inspire some unpleasant thoughts or worry about discomfort, but there’s no need for concern. It is simple, safe and virtually painless. The scalp receives a strong topical numbing application which means the tiny needle injections aren’t felt. It is advised that patients avoid known blood thinners in the week before treatment and these involve alcohol consumption, Advil and Aspirin, blood thinning medications and some herbal supplements or vitamins. If you’re not sure whether something you take could pose a problem, be sure to ask your hair specialist. Patients often report a slight tingling sensation in the hourspost-treatment. They can return to work right away if they wish or any daily activities- there are no restrictions.
4. Who Is Not A Candidate?
Androgenetic Alopecia affects both men and women and this progressive, genetic hair thinning does respond well to the treatment. If you are completely bald in any area, it is unlikely that it will bring hair back there. However, where hair is thin, or growth has slowed, it responds very well. This treatment works best if started early as it appears to slow the progression of hair loss.
There have been some studies on various other types of hair shedding including traction alopecia. It has demonstrated thickening of individual hairs to combat the miniaturization that sometimes occurs with older patients and those who have hereditary hair loss. If you have a medical condition which delays or prevents healing, you may not be a good candidate. Inflammatory conditions of the scalp or autoimmune diseases will also have to be discussed with your doctor before proceeding.
5. How Long Will It Take To See Your Results?
Each individual patient requires a personal plan for treatment as everyone’s hair growth and loss is unique to them. Typically, the treatment is started with sessions spaced a month or two apart to ramp up growth and can then be tapered off. Some people will report seeing visible changes after only one meeting but keep in mind that patience is required to watch the hair progress through its natural growth cycles. You will see differences between the 3-6 month timeframe. After the desired improvements are underway, you can maintain hair fullness with just 1-2 sessions per year in most cases. If you’d like to learn more about this exciting therapy that has taken the scalpels, scars and medication out of hair restoration, we’d love to talk to you. Call Nova Medical Hair Transplant Clinic today.