How does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy work for hair regrowth?
PRP injected into the scalp stimulates a dormant hair follicle to grow and an existing hair follicle to produce thicker, healthier hair.
What can I expect from the Maxim’s Scalp PRP treatment?
You can expect new hair growth from previously dormant follicles along your existing hairline and improved density, health and texture of your pre-existing hair.
Who is a better candidate for Maxim’s Scalp PRP - man or woman?
Scalp PRP is effective in both men and women and works best in patients with thinning hair.
Can Maxim’s Scalp PRP be combined with hair transplant surgery?
Yes, it can be combined with hair transplant – pre-operatively, intra-operatively, or postoperatively. It not only helps in healthier and faster growth of transplanted hair, but also stimulates the existing thinning hair at the same time.
Is the Maxim’s Scalp PRP treatment painful?
Pain is subjective and patient specific. Most people find the procedure comfortable. Anesthesia is injected to numb the scalp and reduces the pain sensation considerably.
How long does the Maxim’s Scalp PRP treatment take?
The entire PRP procedure takes approximately one hour. You will want to bring a hat or cap with you to the office to wear after the procedure.
Can I wash my hair after the treatment, and after how much time?
You can wash your hair after 12 hours with your routine shampoo
Are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures FDA approved?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures are not approved or disapproved by FDA because PRP is not a drug. The FDA has approved the PRP harvesting kits that are used in the platelet collection process and they have been deemed safe. PRP has always shown to be safe and is effective at regeneration, healing and rejuvenation in many different medical specialties
Are there any considerations before having a PRP procedure?
Certain factors (ie, smoking and alcohol intake) diminish stem cell release. Avoiding these will increase the success of any PRP procedure. Platelets work by causing an inflammatory reaction. If this inflammatory reaction is diminished, the clinical outcome may be compromised. For this reason, the use of anti-inflammatory drugs before and after the procedure is not recommended.
Who should not have PRP Treatment?
PRP use is safe for most individuals between the ages of 18- 80. There are very few contraindications however. Patients with the following conditions are not candidates:
- Pregnancy or Lactation
- Acute and Chronic Infections
- Skin diseases (i.e. SLE, porphyria, allergies)
- Chemotherapy treatments
- Severe metabolic and systemic disorders
- Abnormal platelet function (blood disorders, i.e. Hemodynamic Instability, Hypofibrinogenemia, Critical Thrombocytopenia)
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Anti-coagulation therapy (Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, Aspirin, Lovenox)
- Underlying Sepsis
- Systemic use of corticosteroids within two weeks of the procedure.
Are there any adverse effects of PRP treatments?
Adverse effects are rare. Some of the potential side effects of Platelet Rich Plasma include:
- Pain at the injection site
- Bleeding, bruising and/or infection — as with any type of injection
- Short lasting pinkness/redness (flushing) of the skin
- Allergic reaction to the solution, and/or topical anesthetic
- Injury to a nerve and/or muscle as with any type of injection
- Itching at the injection site(s)
- Nausea / vomiting / dizziness or fainting
- Temporary blood sugar increase
- Swelling at treatment site
- Minimal or no effect from the treatment