What is PRP?

Male and female pattern hair loss is a genetic problem that can leave you feeling embarrassed and helpless. Options like prescription drugs are often partially effective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects and surgical options can be expensive and do not treat the underlying problems. If you are experiencing premature hair loss or thinning hair, Grand Pearl Spa can help reverse your symptoms with PRP treatments which is an innovative, affordable, and natural procedure that helps improve your hair density using your body’s own blood platelets.

This treatment option offers the following benefits:

  • Increases blood supply to the follicle.
  • Increases shaft size (thickness).
  • Triggers and maintains the growth phase.
  • Controls hair growth cycle.
  • Decreases hair loss.

PRP Candidates

Healthy men and women who wish to improve their hair growth can benefit from PRP. However, you should not receive this treatment if you have an infection in the treatment area, have wound healing issues, or are pregnant or nursing. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment to determine if this treatment is right for you. 

The PRP Treatment

Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma that contains various healing growth factors. Your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth stage.

Your PRP treatment will begin with a preliminary complimentary consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. If you are an ideal candidate, your first treatment will be scheduled.

You will arrive for your first treatment 45 minutes early for a simple in-office blood draw. The procedure itself will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. There is no downtime, although you may experience a mild headache or tenderness in the hairline within the first 24hrs.

Step 1:

Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube, a practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.

Step 2:

The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from other components of the blood.

Step 3:

Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the treatment area. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the healing process.

PRO-NOX™ Add-On Option

At Grand Pearl Spa, a division of Plastic Surgery Associates we are consistently looking for new ways to improve patient comfort and to ease any pre-procedure anxiety. Our search for new and improved pain management has led us to the latest analgesic technology, the Pro-Nox™ nitrous oxide system.

The PRO-NOX™ is a pneumatically driven gas system designed to deliver a 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide mixture to patients for the relief of pain and anxiety before and during your procedure.

The PRO-NOX™ is patient-controlled inhaled analgesia for in-office use and takes effect in seconds, offering immediate relief of pain and anxiety.

What to Expect Following PRP

For maximum results, patients will receive a series of 3-4 treatments spaced 1 month apart. It is recommended that patients use Ontogeny C. Shampoo, Viviscal Supplements, and/or the Theradome in conjunction with Vampire Hair Restoration™.

Contact Us Today

For more information about PRP for a thicker, fuller head of hair, contact Grand Pearl Spa in Grand Rapids, MI today. We will be happy to schedule your initial consultation appointment.

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