If your hair isn’t what it used to be, hair restoration at Chicago's Beautify at AMS can restore a natural hairline and add density to bald or thinning areas on your scalp.
PRP for Hair Restoration
Did you know that we lose nearly 50% of our hair before noticing baldness? Because of this, thinning hair can become quite a problem. At Beautify at AMS, we utilize platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments to combat hair loss and achieve more robust hair growth.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been FDA-approved and used for over 30 years for advanced wound healing in multiple areas of the human body. In more recent years, the medical industry has been seeing exciting results with this therapy for hair growth. Platelet-rich plasma is taken from the patient’s own blood. When it’s injected into the scalp, it stimulates the body’s own growth factors and stem cells to slow hair loss and reverse miniaturized hair to produce strong, visible hairs again. If used at the time of a hair transplant, it encourages faster graft growth. PRP has proven to be quite effective in both men and women experiencing hair loss.
What to Expect During Treatment
On the day of your appointment, your blood will be drawn and placed into a centrifuge, where each component of the blood will be separated. The platelet-rich plasma that is isolated will be injected into target areas of your scalp at the follicle level.
This is where the growth factors immediately go to work assisting in healthier, more noticeable hair growth. Your scalp will be cleansed and numbed beforehand, so PRP treatments are not painful. The treatment can be done on its own, or it can be combined with a hair transplant.
Recovery and Results
Downtime is fairly simple with platelet-rich plasma hair restoration treatments. You may wash your hair regularly a few hours after treatment, but avoid any type of hair tinting/coloring or blow drying for three days. During recovery, you may temporary experience itching, swelling, tenderness, or pinpoint bleeding at the injection sites. We recommend sleeping with your head elevated the first night after the procedure.
Non-surgically, several studies have shown increased hair density at four months, with final results visible at 6-12 months. Hair restoration with PRP is a gradual process, and patience is important. These results last approximately 11 months. Non-surgical injections of PRP are generally performed twice a year.
Candidates for PRP Hair Restoration
If you’re interested in hair restoration, Chicago's Beautify at AMS is the place to be. Those who make excellent patients for this procedure are those who:
- Are struggling with hair loss (specifically, androgenetic alopecia)
- Want thicker, healthier hair growth
- Have enough hair follicles for the PRP treatment to work
- Are in overall good health
- Understand the amount of time that PRP results may take
- Have realistic expectations for PRP hair restoration
Hair Restoration Treatments at Beautify at AMS
To us, it’s priceless when a patient looks in the mirror and likes what they see. That’s why we are a results-driven practice. Beautify at AMS is a full-range medical spa and board-certified plastic surgery center where our goal is to deliver exceptional results while providing a great experience. You will be treated like family at our high-end, boutique-style med spa, and our talented team will help you every step of the way of your journey with us. If you’re in the Chicago area and you’re interested in hair restoration with PRP, contact us to set up your consultation.