PRP Hair Restoration
6 PRP treatments
6 PRP treatments
6 PRP treatments
Our hair is one of the leading factors that drive our appearance. We style, cut, color, straighten, and curl it. However, if you begin to lose it, it can cause major effects on your look, self esteem, and mental health. There are many hair restoration options available over-the-counter and through cosmetic surgeons. So, it can be hard to find the best and most effective treatment for your hair loss. For many, a regenerative hair loss treatment such as PRP hair restoration in Seattle or Tacoma will likely help them see the results they want.
At Seattle Plastic Surgery, we are constantly working to identify the newest and best methods of hair restoration available. Using the latest technology and state-of-the-art medical equipment, Seattle Plastic Surgery offers PRP hair restoration to residents in the Seattle and Tacoma areas
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a component of blood that helps your blood clot correctly and heal wounds. PRP contains growth factors, hormones, and proteins. All of which contribute to the healing and regenerative properties in PRP.
Since PRP is in our blood, an intricate process is required to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. To do this, we use a specialized medical instrument called a centrifuge. After we draw your blood, we place it into the centrifuge. From there, the centrifuge spins your blood at an extremely fast speed. This allows the PRP to isolate from the blood. When all finished, the PRP is visible and will look yellowish in color. This is what your cosmetic surgeon or Nurse Injector will inject into you scalp.
PRP is a staple in regenerative medicine and often used in physical therapies to help heal muscles and skin. The cosmetic industry has recently begun to use PRP in a variety of ways including to supplement microneedling, as an ingredient in injectables to stimulate long-lasting results, and in hair restoration treatments.
When your provider injects PRP into your scalp, the PRP begins to strengthen existing hair follicles and repair damaged or shrunken ones. The way it works involves the natural tricking of your body. Because PRP is integral to the healing of wounds, when your body senses the presence of PRP in your scalp, it automatically assumes there is a wound that needs healing.
Your body sends its defenses to the injection sites. Because there is no major wound, the body begins to produce extra collagen which helps reinforce your existing hair follicles and repair the damaged ones. While this alone cannot guarantee new hair growth, it provides ample environment for hair because the skin of the scalp and the hair follicles themselves are renewed.
Since PRP hair restoration is an injection treatment, there are no major side effects or complications associated with it when safely injected like at Seattle Plastic Surgery. After PRP hair restoration in Seattle, you can expect some mild tightness and a sensation that feels like a minor sunburn. This should fade a few days after treatment.
While you should not have any issues returning to work the same day of your procedure (if you choose to), our providers may advise that you take the rest of the day to rest, simply for your own comfort.
PRP hair restoration is a safe procedure, but it does require a blood draw and a healthy platelet count. If you have a history of difficulty with either of those, your provider may recommend a different hair restoration treatment plan.
At the beginning of your appointment, your provider will draw your blood and place it in the centrifuge. This will take about 20 minutes, so during this time, your provider will numb the treatment area with either numbing cream or with Lidocaine shots. By the time the PRP is fully isolated, you should be numb and ready to go.
Using a small needle, your provider will precisely inject the PRP into your scalp. They are careful to target the specific areas experiencing hair loss and miniaturization of the hair follicles. While they inject the PRP perpendicularly, you should feel no pain. There is also no risk of your body rejecting the PRP because it comes from your own body and no foriegn material is introduced during the process.
At Seattle Plastic Surgery, a cosmetic surgeon or certified registered nurse injector will perform your PRP hair restoration. Our Nurse Injectors train underneath our doctors and complete a supervisory period where they refine their skills. PRP hair restoration with a nurse comes at a lower cost than with a doctor.
When you schedule your appointment, you can choose between one of our doctors or a Nurse Injector. Our Nurse Injectors typically have a more open availability, therefore, if you want to begin your PRP hair restoration in Tacoma as soon as possible, a Nurse Injector may be the best provider for you.
It is hard to say if your PRP hair restoration results will remain permanent your entire life as the treatment does not slow down the aging process or reverse your genetics. If you continue to live a healthy lifestyle and come in for touch up treatments as needed, it is possible you will see long lasting results.
WHEN CAN I SEE RESULTS FROM MY SEATTLE PRP HAIR RESTORATION?
Hair growth does not happen overnight, even with a regenerative and restorative process like PRP hair restoration. During the six months of treatment (one treatment per month), you can expect to see some moderate hair growth in the area, like peach fuzz or stubble. Most patients begin to see a difference about one to two months after their last PRP hair restoration treatment. Everyone’s body and bodily response is different and so when you see your new hair will vary on a variety of factors.
Results will continue to show in the months after treatment. The healing process that PRP kickstarts will continue, even after you stop stimulating the hair follicles. Normally, our providers recommend coming in once a year for follow up treatments to continue stimulating the follicles. The number of rounds of treatment you will need will depend on the results you see after your first round of treatment and your goals.
The easiest way to you can help along and maintain you results are to continue to live a healthy lifestyle. A good diet and exercise will ensure you have the nutrients necessary to keep your hair. Avoiding excess stress and taking care of your hair will also help keep your existing and new hair.
If your hair loss is caused by a condition such as trichotillomania or stress, it is important to continue seeing a professional. As well as, keep in contact with your doctor. Actively managing these conditions will prevent future hair loss.
Immediately after your hair restoration procedure, your scalp may feel tender and sore for a few days. However, you can continue on with your everyday routine as soon as you leave our office. You can take pain medications approved by your Seattle plastic surgeon if needed.
Since PRP and Acell hair restoration is a non-invasive procedure that usually requires no downtime, there are no specific recovery instructions. Your Seattle plastic surgeon may give you individualized instructions based on your medical history or custom procedure. But, overall, you can expect no extensive recovery period.
As mentioned above, you may feel some pain or tightness in your scalp for a few days after your injections. You should not feel any major pain and your cosmetic surgeon will advise you on what over-the-counter painkillers are safe.
The price of PRP hair restoration in Tacoma will depend upon who you choose for your provider. With a cosmetic surgeon, PRP hair restoration starts at $3,500 for a round of six treatments. If you choose a qualified Nurse Injector, PRP hair restoration begins at $3,000 for a round of six treatments. These prices can fluctuate once your treatment plan is in place, if you need more treatments or other procedures in combination with PRP hair restoration.
All of our prices include the full cost of treatment, facility fees, the materials needed for treatment, and the cost of the anesthetic method used. You can feel confident that our prices reflect the full scope of the average PRP hair restoration procedure.
Typically, our providers recommend six treatments over the course of six months because this protocol has proven to get past patients optimal results. After a thorough consultation, your provider will advise you to the best treatment plan for you specific hair loss needs.
Beyond seeing new and stronger hair growth, there are a variety of benefits to PRP hair restoration in Tacoma. A few benefits of seeking PRP hair restoration include:
The cosmetic surgeons and Nurse Injectors at Seattle Plastic Surgery have years of experience in cosmetic procedures, including multiple types of hair restoration. Our cosmetic surgeons are board-certified and our Nurse Injectors are Registered Nurses who underwent specific training in PRP injections.
Our facility is welcoming and friendly. You will feel perfectly comfortable during your PRP hair restoration in Seattle. The office is located in Seattle on Broadway, across from Swedish. Right in the middle of the medical heart of Seattle, we make sure your PRP hair restoration treatment is the safest and most effective procedure possible.
At your consultation, your provider will review your medical history and the causes of hair loss. After discussing your goals and expectations for treatment, they will recommend the best hair restoration treatment for you. Every step of the way, you can ensure that we will custom plan your treatment to fit your hair loss needs and goals. We want to help you achieve the best results possible.
PRP hair restoration is an effective treatment for hair loss with many causes. Most commonly, our providers see patients experiencing hair loss due to aging or genetic disposition. These patients often find satisfactory results from PRP hair restoration in Tacoma.
There are many reasons for hair loss. The vast majority of which we have no control over. A few reasons people experience hair loss that may be treated with PRP hair restoration are:
For people experiencing hair loss due to stress, medications or medical treatment, or medical problems like thyroid disease, controlling these conditions or stopping treatment will often allow hair to come back. Tacoma PRP hair restoration will sometimes work to stimulate new growth, but is not always necessary.
Bald patients or those who no longer have active hair follicles, PRP hair restoration may not work as an effective hair restoration method. The best way to know if PRP hair restoration is right for you is to schedule a consultation at Seattle Plastic Surgery.