Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Treatment Services Offered in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA

Boutique Aesthetic Spa & Body Contouring Specialists providing Lumecca: IPL services to Santa Monica, CA. To book an appointment at Self Care LA, call us at 323-645-2523

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Our Services / Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair 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 (PRP) Hair Treatment Q & A

What is PRP Hair Treatment? 

  • 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. It is widely used in Orthopedics to aid in joint recovery.  

How do we collect the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? 

  • At Self Care LA, we will draw your blood into a specialized collection tube.  
  • The 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.  

What to expect after PRP Hair Treatment? 

  • 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 I would wait until the next day to apply shampoo or conditioner.  

Does PRP Hair Treatment Work? 

  • 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.  

Does PRP hair restoration work?

  • Numerous articles show both men and women with positive results from PRP hair restoration  
  • Real Self patients provide a 90% approval rating of PRP Hair Restoration.  
  • This procedure also only works if you complete the initial series of 4 monthly treatments and then continue with maintenance sessions every 3-4 months.  
  • The patient who completes a single session or gets the procedure sporadically will unlikely see any collective benefit.  

Is PRP Hair Treatment Permanent Solution? 

  • Because of the multiple factors that contribute to hair loss, PRP hair injections will require maintenance sessions after your initial series of treatments.  

How many PRP Hair Treatments are needed for Hair? 

  • 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 3-4 months to continue your results.  

Am I a candidate for PRP Hair Restoration? 

  • 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 age-related. 

Is there any downtime to PRP Hair Restoration? 

  • No! The beauty of PRP hair restoration is that it's quick (the entire procedure is less than an hour from start to finish), and you can resume your normal activities right after without any restrictions.  

Is PRP Hair Restoration painful? 

  • 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 anaesthetics.  
  • We do use Ice to help provide some additional comfort to the patient during the procedure.  
  • After the procedure, the patient may feel some ‘pressure’ in the scalp from the PRP fluid that was just injected into the scalp. This fluid will absorb, and the discomfort will resolve.  

Is there any risk to getting PRP injections for Hair Loss? 

  • 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.