Hair Restoration with PRP
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For the restoration or prevention of hair loss and thinning, consider Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP), commonly known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a non-surgical, time-efficient, and discreet hair treatment that is receiving a lot of praise for its preliminary clinical results. Book now for a complimentary consultation to learn more!

PRP Hair Treatment in San Francisco

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Our procedure for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) hair treatment in San Francisco begins by centrifuging (separating) blood to remove the red blood cells. What’s left, is a high concentrate of hundreds of naturally-occurring assorted proteins including growth factors, somatic cells, and other cytokines.

These growth factors are essential for overall cell health and function, including signaling cells to regenerate and repair tissues. The PRP hair treatment has the potential to repair and regenerate damaged cells to restore and maintain hair growth for stronger, thicker, and healthier hair.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy In Conjunction With Other Modalities

The PRP hair treatment we use here in San Francisco has long been used in the medical fields of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, dentistry, and sports medicine. Though it is not an FDA-approved therapy for hair loss yet, there are extensive studies pending that leverage Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) as a non-surgical option for hair restoration.

Day Of PRP Hair Treatment

Minimal side effects include tenderness and a “tight” feeling. These symptoms usually resolve within 24-48 hours.

At Pacific Plastic Surgery Group we that see most patients are able to return to normal day activities immediately post PRP treatment. Patients should avoid exercise the first 24 hours, limit sun exposure for 48 hours, and hair color the first 72 hours post-PRP treatment. Avoid anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, etc.) for 3-7 days post PRP hair treatment in San Francisco.

  • First, your blood will be drawn and placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood separating the bloods different components by their densities allowing the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to be collected.
  • Numbing cream will be applied to the area(s) being treated (since pain is quite minimal, some patients opt out of numbing).
  • Once the numbing cream has taken affect, the Platelet-Rich Plasma concentrate is drawn and injections begin. This takes an average of 5-10 minutes.
  • After the area(s) have been treated, you’re done!

Consultation for PRP Treatment in San Francisco

Each PRP hair treatment begins with a complimentary consultation with one of our trained medical providers. After creating a customized treatment and you are deemed a good candidate the procedure will be scheduled. Some blood tests may be recommended prior to treatment to ensure good candidacy.

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How Many PRP Treatments Will I Need?

For optimal results, the recommended protocol is 4 initial treatments spaced 1 month apart with a maintenance PRP hair treatment every 4 months (this is an on-going procedure, we think of it as the “Botox” for hair).

Benefits:

  • Non-invasive, surgery-free option to promote hair restoration and prevent hair loss/ thinning
  • Safe with minimal side effect; no downtime and able to return to most daily activities post-treatment
  • Quick treatment; in-and-out in 30 minutes

Schedule your consultation at Pacific Plastic Surgery Center in San Francisco, where we pride ourselves on our results and quality patient experience.

77 Van Ness Ave, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA

415-379-9015