How Fast Can Hair Grow Back with PRP Therapy?

If 2020 caused thinning hair because of stress from the pandemic, you might benefit from natural treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Even if you are not dealing with stress, this revolutionary treatment can help men and women who deal with hair loss because of hormones, genetics, or an autoimmune issue. Well-known for its regenerative abilities, platelet-rich plasma deeply nourishes the hair follicles and improves scalp circulation. In combination with treatment for a thyroid problem, hormone imbalances, autoimmune issues, or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) inhibitors, we can improve your chances for fuller-looking hair and a healthier scalp. At Aesthetic Scalp, we proudly offer the latest solutions to help you feel more confident about the appearance of your hair. Please read more about PRP therapy for hair loss and schedule an appointment with one of our Chicago, IL hair restoration doctors.

What is PRP hair therapy?

PRP therapy uses platelet-rich plasma injections to improve the appearance of your hair. It works well for patients who suffer from male or female patterned baldness, alopecia areata, or thinning eyebrows. During your procedure, we draw about a tablespoon of blood from your arm. This small amount of blood goes directly into a centrifuge, spinning at high velocities and separating the plasma from your red blood cells. Once ready for injection, we use a thin needle to place the plasma throughout the scalp. Many patients also combine this treatment with microneedling for enhanced results. Microneedling creates micro-injuries onto the scalp and helps the plasma deeply absorb into the skin while encouraging circulation.

We must point out that PRP therapy does not produce new hair in bald areas. Instead, it stops the miniaturization of your current hair follicles. After multiple sessions, it helps the hair look fuller, thicker, or longer.

How long should I expect before PRP hair therapy results appear?

In as little as 4 - 6 weeks, you can start to notice a difference. However, every patient’s body is different. Patients may require multiple appointments before they see changes. Additionally, it may take around three and half months before seeing the results you desire because of your hair’s natural growth cycle.

Following your appointment, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to heal the scalp and encourage the fibers to grow thicker and more luscious. Our doctors can help you determine how many additional treatments you may need, the cost of PRP, and when to schedule follow-up appointments. We generally recommend three sessions one month apart.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about the benefits of PRP therapy for hair

It can feel extremely upsetting to lose your hair, especially for women. If you have started to notice excessive hair loss and you want to reduce the number of strands that fall out, please schedule an appointment with our hair restoration specialists at Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL. They can help you determine if PRP therapy works well for your needs. By diagnosing the reason for your hair loss and providing innovative treatment options, you can start to experience fuller-looking hair and feel more confident.

We look forward to guiding you throughout this challenging journey.