Get Your Hair Back
Hair loss and thinning are common problems and can be a nightmare for both men and women. Every day, most of us lose about one hundred hairs from the scalp. Under optimal conditions, these hairs grow back, but factors like age, heredity, hormone changes, medical conditions such as lupus, poor nutrition, or stress can stop this cycle. Just because it’s a natural part of the aging cycle, hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent. Many therapies for hair loss claim to be effective. Some, however, have far stronger scientific foundations. At Self Care LA, we offer innovative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss to give you back a natural, full head of hair.
Boost Your Scalp Health
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be used as a non-surgical treatment to restore thinning hair. In comparison to hair transplant surgery, this is a much more cost-effective and less invasive way to treat hair loss. PRP injections started in Europe over ten years ago and have been used in the medical field for a variety of applications. PRP is widely used in orthopedics to aid in joint recovery.
At Self Care LA, we will draw your blood into a specialized collection tube. A centrifuge will separate the platelets from the remaining blood products. The medical provider will then separate the Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP) from the PRP in order to have a concentrated serum of growth factors for your hair restoration treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair treatment takes advantage of your cells’ natural healing capabilities to restore health and vitality to hair follicles. At Self Care LA in Santa Monica, California, Bharat Kothakota, MD, MPH, provides PRP hair treatment after individualizing your care plan with a consultation. To schedule your initial visit, call Self Care LA or book online today.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP therapy, is a non-invasive treatment option for hair loss that, in comparison to surgical procedures, carries a lower risk of adverse effects and requires a shorter recovery time. The entire procedure can be finished in a little over half an hour. PRP therapy's primary objective is to stop hair loss, although some patients also report an improvement in their hair's growth after receiving the treatment.
PRP therapy has been found to speed up the healing process after traumatic injuries and joint damage. It can be utilized to cure male-pattern baldness, expedite the healing process of hair transplants, and improve the outcomes of several other aesthetic procedures. Injections of platelet-rich plasma are an additional treatment option for androgenic alopecia that, according to the information that is now available, has shown promise in the treatment of the condition.
Those patients whose hair loss is a result of a vitamin deficiency will not likely see results from PRP hair restoration. This procedure is specifically for people who are losing hair due to age-related factors.
Get Thicker, Fuller Hair
Before we can create a treatment plan for you, we need to investigate when you first noticed your hair falling out and try to pinpoint what may have caused it. After that, we will examine your medical history, discuss which treatment(s) are appropriate for you, and create a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to meet your requirements.
For Anyone With Hair Loss
PRP hair restoration therapy begins with a blood draw, which is followed by spinning the blood in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, plasma, and red blood cells. Following this step, our Santa Monica PRP hair restoration providers will inject the PRP into the thinning areas of your scalp. It takes around half an hour for the full therapy.
Take Control With PRP
There is some mild pressure on the scalp from where the fluid was injected, which resolves as the fluid absorbs into the scalp. There is no downtime and no restrictions on activities after the procedure. You can shower later that day, but wait until the next day to apply shampoo or conditioner. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are used to grow hair back, but how well they work varies a lot and depends on a lot of different factors. In addition to the patient's original hair density, these factors include the patient's age, gender, genetics, hormones, the cause of hair loss, and how long the patient has been losing hair.
No! The beauty of PRP hair restoration is that it's quick (the entire procedure takes less than an hour from start to finish), and you can resume your normal activities right after without any restrictions.
The recommended regimen is to receive PRP injections once a month for four months to start; this will lead to optimal results. After this, we recommend maintenance sessions every four to six months. It is possible that you will need further treatments to continue reaping the benefits of PRP. A number of factors, such as the rate and pattern of hair loss as well as your age, will be taken into consideration in order to establish the optimal number of treatments.
While the procedure is not yet FDA-approved, the literature shows ample evidence that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used to treat both alopecia areata and age-related hair loss. Platelets take part in the body’s ability to regenerate tissue and start the healing process. When we collect your blood, we separate the platelets from the blood, which contains these key growth factors. Once isolated, the PRP can be injected into the scalp, where it increases blood flow to the hair follicles and stimulates hair growth. This will increase the number of hair follicles and the thickness of the hair shaft.
Real Self patients provide a 90% approval rating of PRP Hair Restoration. This procedure also only works if you complete the initial series of four monthly treatments and then continue with maintenance sessions every three to four months. The patient who completes a single session or gets the procedure sporadically will be unlikely to see any collective benefit.
Because of the multiple factors that contribute to hair loss, PRP hair injections will require maintenance sessions after your initial series of treatments.
At Self Care LA, we recommend about four sessions spaced a month apart for the initial series. That is when we expect to see some noticeable improvement in hair thickness. Then we recommend single maintenance sessions every three to four months to continue your results.
At Self Care LA, we use very small needles to inject the PRP into your scalp. It is very tolerable and does not require any anesthetics. We do use ice to help provide some additional comfort to the patient during the procedure. Following PRP hair restoration Santa Monica patients may feel some ‘pressure’ in the scalp from the PRP fluid that was just injected into the scalp. This fluid will be absorbed, and the discomfort will resolve.
Because it is your blood used to collect the PRP, there is little to no risk regarding the PRP itself. The process of injecting can cause some mild pain, swelling, and bleeding. You want an experienced medical professional to perform this procedure in order to avoid any unnecessary adverse effects.
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