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PRP Hair Restoration in Philadelphia

Did you know that you already possess the ingredients to improve your hair loss?

The blood coursing through your veins can be used to rejuvenate your hair. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected into your scalp to help restore hair growth in a non-invasive treatment. It does so by naturally reversing damage to the hair, slowing hair loss, and encouraging healthy regeneration in your hair follicles. And it can be used on men as well as women.

Hair Restoration Procedure

Platelet-rich Plasma is an intermediate for red and white blood cells moving through your body that can trigger your body’s natural healing process. This plasma injects growth elements into a targeted area and provokes stem cells into producing collagen and repairing tissues. PRP is rich in growth factors and stem cells. Other hair restoration procedures often involve transplantation from a follicle rich area of the body to in a thinning area.

PRP hair restoration does not involve surgery and does not use transplantation or leave scars.  It is done by drawing blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate plasma from the remaining blood. This creates enriched blood to inject into the scalp and naturally stimulates stem cells to bring about hair follicle growth.  PRP treatments take place over the course of several months to boost hair growth. This results in the most natural-appearing results of all hair restoration techniques.

4 types of PRP Hair Restoration

  • Pure PRP: low white blood count, anti-coagulated liquid
  • Leukocyte-rich PCP: high white blood count, anti-coagulated liquid
  • Pure platelet-rich fibrin: low white blood count, coagulated fibrin matrix
  • Leukocyte-rich PRF: high white blood count, coagulated fibrin matrix

Causes of Hair Loss

Everyone inevitably suffers from some hair loss over time. As we age, hair growth slows down until the hair follicles stop growing new hair altogether. Some experience hair loss at a more accelerated rate. Typically, the hairline begins to recede and the hair thins out on the scalp. The hair may or may not begin to lose its color.

Alopecia is the most common type of hair loss, often with gradual thinning on top of the head. There are many illnesses and diseases that can create problems for the hair follicles, including alopecia areata, thyroid, and cancer (especially with chemotherapy or radiation treatments). For women, the hormonal imbalance caused by birth control pills and polycystic ovary syndrome can be factors that lead to hair loss.

Scalp issues affecting hair loss can include scarring alopecia, an inflammatory condition that slowly destroys hair follicles, scalp infection resulting in tiny black dots or bald spots, and scalp psoriasis, a skin disease with red or scaly patches on the scalp or other areas of the head. During your consultation with Dr. Subbio, he will evaluate your hair loss and determine if the cause may be the result of some condition, hormonal, hereditary or otherwise and recommend your best course of action,

What are the results of PRP hair treatment?

The results of PRP hair treatments are long-lasting with noticeable development after a month or so. It can take several weeks for the stem cells to stimulate the hair follicles into growing again and producing visible results. A series of treatments are usually needed for maximum results.

Top 10 Benefits

  1. Safe for all skin types 
  2. Can treat alopecia and immune disorders
  3. Decrease the appearance of hair loss
  4. Gain self-confidence with a new look
  5. Little to no downtime
  6. Minimal discomfort during treatment 
  7. Non-surgical procedure
  8. Promoting the growth of active hair follicles
  9. Results can begin to show after only three months
  10. Stimulate the production of inactive hair follicles

PRP Hair Restoration FAQs

If you are looking to add new hair growth and thickness to your hair, resolve a bald spot or patch, you may be an appropriate candidate for PRP hair restoration. If you are unhappy with the amount of hair you currently have on your scalp, are in satisfactory physical health, and at an acceptable weight, you may benefit from PRP hair restoration treatments.

There is virtually no risk of an adverse reaction given the treatment uses your own blood. By separating the platelets from the plasma and red blood cells prior to injection, the treatment isolates your own biomaterial, which will most greatly expedite the regrowth of your hair.

Since strenuous exercises increase blood flow, it is best to avoid such activities for at least a week.

It depends on how many treatments you undergo. Initially, several sessions are performed every four to six weeks to last between 6 and 12 months. Additional single maintenance sessions can then be done every 6 to 12 months.

PRP hair treatments do not require much of a recovery. Most patients return to their normal activities after their visit. You may feel some discomfort and tenderness in the scalp area with possible redness and swelling for a few days.

Dr. Subbio cares about his patients and is dedicated to ensuring your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Dr. Subbio has made it a standard practice to call his patients the night after their procedure to check up on their recovery. Dr. Subbio examines his patients in person on follow-up visits to ensure recovery is proceeding as expected.

3734 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

In our office, you will be treated like a part of our family. It’s a relaxing, pressure-free haven where you can feel comfortable to ask all of your questions. We think you’ll sense immediately that we care as much about your safety and your beautiful results as you do. Contact us today for a consultation, and find out why Dr. Subbio has earned a reputation as one of Philadelphia’s most trusted and skilled plastic surgeons.