PRP Hair Restoration Therapy

OVERVIEW

PRP hair restoration therapy is a non-surgical procedure to promote hair growth, reduce hair fall and restore hair volume and thickness by injecting fresh platelet-rich plasma (growth factors) processed from your own blood into the scalp. This can also help to treat hair loss derived from androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata and traction alopecia.

WHY PRP HAIR RESTORATION?

Hair is one of the most valued physical features which affect your perceived personal attractiveness and self-image. As you get older, your hair may start to lose density, volume and thickness associated with various factors such as air pollution, depression, nutrient deficiencies, aging or hereditary hair loss. This sign can make you look older than your actual age, lower self-esteem and decrease confidence, finally aggravating overall quality of life.

Thus, natural PRP hair restoration therapy is an effective solution designed with advanced technology to help you boost your self-image and perceived attractiveness, empowering you to live a confident life boundlessly.

PROCESS OF PRP HAIR RESTORATION THERAPY

At WIH International Hospital, we offer comprehensive PRP hair restoration therapy with 2 steps in the hands of our skilled team of hair restoration and transplantation specialists with extensive backgrounds.

Step 1: PRP Extraction and Preparation 

By utilizing state-of-the-art technology and specialized techniques, WIH specialist team is capable of processing your own blood into fresh platelet-rich plasma, full of growth factors that assist in hair growth stimulation, with the optimal concentration. Then, fresh platelet-rich plasma will be prepped into syringes for injection.

Step 2: PRP Hair Restoration Injection

Our specialists will strategically inject fresh platelet-rich plasma into your scalp areas to boost hair growth and reverse baldness or thinning hair without surgery with the best possible results.

In cases with severe hair recession (receding hairline), WIH specialists recommend hair transplantation (FUE or FUT) done in combination with PRP hair restoration therapy in the separate sessions to achieve the best possible outcomes.

To unlock the perfect hair your way, it is necessary for you to have a personalized consultation with WIH specialists about your scalp condition and specific concerns before treatment.

DETAILS OF PRP HAIR RESTORATION THERAPY

Type of Anesthesia:  Local anesthesia administered into the treated areas to ensure utmost comfort

Treatment Time:  1 hour or slightly longer, depending on the extent of treatment.

After treatment:  You can resume normal activities immediately.

PRP HAIR RESTORATION THERAPY AFTERCARE

Most PRP therapy requires 3 treatments at 4 - 6 week intervals, and treatments are required to maintain hair growth results every 3 – 6 months. The ultimate results depend on each individual’s condition. After treatment, you are required to follow these aftercare steps:

  1. Do not touch, press or rub the treated areas for at least 8 hours.
  2. It is normal to experience redness, bruising, itching and swelling that may last a few days.
  3. Pain or discomfort can be well-managed by taking prescribed medication.
  4. Do not wet your hair for at least 24 hours after treatment.
  5. During the program, it is best if you avoid using any hair products, except gentle pH balanced shampoo.
  6. Avoid streams, saunas, or swimming as well as strenuous exercise, and sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days.
  7. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for 3 days to achieve the best possible outcomes.

FAQs

1.   What are growth factors in PRP (platelet-rich plasma)?

As growth factors are the messengers that encourage skin cells to function, they have been widely used in the healthcare industry so far, aimed to treat various health issues, such as arthritis, signs of aging, etc. And, the growth factors can also safely and effectively help promote the activity of the hair follicles and re-boost hair regrowth.

2.   Is PRP better than hair transplantation?

The right option for you depends on the type of your hair loss. Typically, hair transplant procedures are ideal and effective for candidates with substantial balding or hair thinning across the scalp, which can cover bald patches and receding hairlines from genetic hair loss (female or male pattern baldness).

PRP hair therapy is more suitable for candidates with alopecia areata and traction alopecia, or candidates who desire to enhance their existing hair, promote hair density, hair volume, hair thickness or natural hair growth, and reduce hair fall. PRP hair therapy can also be combined after hair transplantation to promote the growth rate of transplanted hair. At WIH International Hospital, you can expect to receive the best PRP hair treatment in Thailand. 

3.   How much blood to be drawn for PRP hair treatment? 

Typically, how much blood to be drawn varies from 15 – 20 cc, depending on the PRP tube or syringe.

4.   How to prepare before PRP hair treatment?

You should be advised to drink a lot of water to prevent polycythemia, or erythrocytosis (an increase in the absolute red blood cell (RBC) mass in the body), and stop taking NSAIDs 1 week before and after PRP hair treatment.