You may feel like you’ve tried everything for your hair loss, but have you tried PRP therapy? This innovative non-surgical solution for thinning hair utilizes your body’s own platelets to encourage hair growth by stimulating blood supply in your hair follicles. Below, we answer some of the most common questions our patients have about PRP hair treatment.
What is PRP?
PRP is short for platelet-rich plasma. The platelets in your blood contain special proteins that support cell growth; by drawing a blood sample, placing it in a centrifuge, and injecting the platelet-rich plasma back into the patient, we can target specific problems in the body. PRP has been used to promote healing after injury for decades, but in recent years, new uses have been found—one of these is for hair loss.
How much does PRP hair treatment cost in Austin, TX?
The answer to this depends upon the amount of hair loss you’ve experienced and the number of treatments needed. The total cost of PRP hair loss treatment in Austin usually ranges between $1500 and $3500 for three sessions. While three treatments is standard, if your hair is only beginning to thin, a single treatment may be sufficient. During your consultation at our clinic, we will provide you with an estimate.
How long does it take for PRP to work for hair?
It takes time for hair to grow, so most patients begin to see results 4 to 6 months after their treatments.
Is PRP for hair painful?
You will experience some pain at the injection site, then in the day or two following your treatment, you may have some discomfort and sensitivity on the scalp.
Can women get PRP hair treatments?
Yes, PRP hair treatments work for women as well as men. If you’ve noticed thinning hair, a wider part, or hair falling out when you brush or wash, you may benefit from PRP Therapy.
Does PRP thicken hair?
Yes, one of the benefits of PRP therapy for hair loss is that it increases the thickness of the hair shaft and, in turn, also increases the thickness of the hair.
Is PRP better than hair transplants?
Although every patient is different, many prefer PRP hair treatments because they are a non-invasive option that doesn’t require surgery.
Is PRP better than minoxidil?
Yes, in comparing PRP with minoxidil, researchers have found that PRP is more effective.
Who is a good candidate for PRP hair treatment?
The best candidates for PRP hair treatment are those who are in the early stages of hair loss, although even if you have experienced more significant hair loss, you might still see results with PRP.
Are PRP hair treatment results permanent?
PRP hair treatment results are not permanent; you will need to get a follow-up treatment annually to maintain your results.