HOW IS PRP HAIR RESTORATION DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PROCEDURES?
The only other hair restoration procedure is hair transplantation via methods like punch-grafting, micro-grafting, or slit-grafting. This is a surgical procedure that removes hair-bearing skin from the back of the scalp and creates grafts to attach to the balding areas. It requires a local anesthetic and takes anywhere from four to eight hours with a recovery time of a few days. Other options for hair loss are medications such as Rogaine and Propecia. Rogaine is only 10 to 14% effective and Propecia must be continuously taken to maintain results.
PRP Hair Restoration is non-surgical and does not require any anesthesia. The procedure only takes about one hour, and recovery time is minimal. Most patients can continue with their day after their PRP treatment. Our PRP hair restoration is also often paired with stem cell treatment which also works to thicken, strengthen and regrow hair.
While hair transplant surgeries can cost anywhere from $6,000 to over $20,000, PRP costs several hundred per treatment, with most patients needing three treatments to see full results.
Why Choose Dr. Berger for PRP Hair Restoration Treatment in LA and Beverly Hills?
Dr. Berger has more than 25 years of experience in the medical field. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and has been recognized by Vanity Fair as “Top Doc.” He is among the most acclaimed anti-aging professionals practicing in the Southland, with a private clinic in the area.
Dr. Berger employs his extensive Western medical training and technology with Eastern practices and philosophies for a more holistic approach that takes the whole person into account in hair restoration techniques.
Am I a Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?
Certain people in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills may not be great candidates for PRP hair restoration therapy, such as those with thyroid issues or lupus, as these underlying issues will continue to cause hair loss over time. Patients who are on blood thinners will not achieve the best results as their platelets work less effectively. Please reach out to our office to schedule a consultation to learn more and see if you are a candidate for PRP hair restoration therapy.
How Long Will It Take to Recover from PRP Hair Restoration?
There is very little recovery time needed after our PRP hair restoration in LA and Beverly Hills. Most patients continue with their day as usual after the procedure. There is very little risk of any side effects, but you may experience redness, minor swelling, or pinprick bleeding at the injection sites.
Frequently Asked Questions About PRP Hair Restoration
Does PRP really work for hair regrowth?
PRP is indeed effective for hair regrowth! PRP contains growth factors that increase blood supply to the hair follicle. This increases the thickness of the hair shaft and triggers natural hair growth.
How long does PRP last for hair loss?
PRP is typically administered to the scalp where the hair loss has occurred monthly for three months. Repeat sessions are then needed about every 3 to 4 months for up to two years.
Is PRP hair treatment painful?
No, PRP injections are typically not painful. However, you may experience mild pain at the injection site following the procedure.
How do I maintain my hair after PRP treatment?
After PRP treatment, do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours. Also, be sure to avoid swimming, saunas, steam rooms, vigorous exercise, and sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after treatment. Additionally, avoid alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine for at least 3 days.