The Benefits of PRP
PRP has become a popular and effective treatment for hair restoration. Utilizing both PRP concurrently with biotin supports optimal results from this procedure. Biotin works to enhance the body’s keratin infrastructure in order to stimulate and support follicle health while the PRP stimulates the follicles to move from a dormant stage to a growing stage.
What is Biotin?
Biotin is part of the B complex group of vitamins, which help the body metabolize fats and proteins. This group of vitamins is also responsible for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver, as well as helping the nervous system work effectively. Biotin is found in foods like egg yolks, sweet potatoes, beans, nuts, and avocados. Symptoms of low biotin levels most often include thinning hair, scaly facial rash, and brittle nails. Adding biotin to your hair restoration treatments supports healthy, dense hair growth.
What Role Does Biotin Play in Hair Growth?
Keratin, a basic protein that makes up your hair, requires biotin for production. Adding biotin to PRP injections increases your body’s keratin infrastructure, which translates into healthier and stronger hair. Combining PRP with biotin, when applied directly to hair follicles, encourages the growth of healthy hair.
What Does the Typical Procedure Look Like?
The following steps are an example of a common approach to PRP injections for hair loss:
- A medical professional draws blood from a vein in the arm.
- The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge.
- The centrifuge spins the blood, separating its components.
- A medical professional extracts the platelets using a syringe.
- The platelets are then injected into targeted areas of the scalp.
The entire process takes about an hour, and several sessions will be necessary. After receiving PRP treatment, a person can usually return to their regular activities without any limitations.
How Many PRP Treatment Sessions are Needed for the Desired Hair Regrowth?
While considering PRP therapy to address hair loss, one of the most common questions most patients have is the number of PRP sessions they will require for hair growth. The number of sessions can differ for each person and often depends on factors like the extent of hair loss and the overall health of the individual. Multiple PRP therapy sessions are typically required to achieve the desired hair regrowth. For most patients, three separate sessions five to six weeks apart is the standard. To maintain the results, patients are recommended to have one session every six to twelve months.
Are Results Permanent?
Multiple PRP therapy sessions are required to develop initial results. Once the results appear, patients will need follow-up visits every six to twelve months to maintain and boost the effects of the treatment. Although this solution is not permanent and will require upkeep, it’s been our experience that patients find this treatment to provide not only longer lasting results, but more effective results as well.