Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, is offered at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for skin renewal and hair restoration. This therapy harnesses the nourishing capabilities of your body's own blood platelets to stimulate new growth in skin and hair cells.
PRP stands for "platelet-rich plasma," and it represents an innovative option for treating many common aesthetic concerns. Although PRP is new to the world of cosmetic medicine, it's been used for years in fields such as orthopedics, where doctors use it to help speed healing after certain types of injury. Your own blood platelets are rich in growth factors and other nourishing ingredients. And because the active ingredient in this treatment comes from your own body, it's exceptionally well tolerated.
Before any treatment with PRP, your provider at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery first draws your blood in a typical phlebotomy procedure. Your blood is then added to a special device that separates the platelets from its other elements. Once they've been isolated and purified, a process that takes only a few minutes, they can be used for skin rejuvenation or hair restoration.
Using PRP for hair restoration at Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is a rather straightforward process that can yield big results. During this procedure, your provider injects your platelets into your scalp, where they go to work fortifying and stimulating your hair follicles. You can expect to return to your regular activities as soon as your office visit is over.
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PRP for hair restoration can be used as a complement to over-the-counter methods, such as Rogaine®, or on its own. Your results will likely take several weeks to develop and can continue to improve and last for 1 year after your initial procedure.
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