Do you have thinning hair? For a lot of people, thinning hair can be something that they believe that they have to live with. The truth is that there are options available to help regrow your natural hair. One of these methods is platelet rich plasma injections or PRP treatment. This treatment involves drawing your blood and injecting the plasma into your scalp.
If you plan to receive these injections, you must know how to take care of yourself and what to expect following the procedure.
Immediately After Your Injection
You must listen to your doctor’s orders regarding your platelet rich plasma injections. The entire process works over about six weeks and if you want the treatment to work, you need to take care of the injection site and follow your doctor’s recommendations for aftercare. After your treatment, you should keep your site clean and dry. On the day of your procedure, you will most likely have a bandage or some kind of covering for the injection site. If you have any swelling or bruising, you may apply ice or an approved pain reliever.
Patients are discouraged from using any anti-inflammatory drugs before and after the procedure. It can interfere with the PRP process. Aspirin is one exception that you may continue to use if you have a heart condition that requires it.
For the rest of your day, you may want to limit some physical activity. For most patients, you will not have trouble going about your daily activity. Though, it is probably best if you do not take part in any rigorous exercise for the first couple of days.
Weeks Following the Procedure
You should not have to deal with any adverse side-effects in the weeks following your procedure. You should be able to return to your normal routine a few days following the treatment. Some patients can return to their normal activity even sooner. Now, it’s important to note that it can between six and twelve months to see the difference in your hair. You may need another treatment every six months to a year to maintain your results.
When you receive PRP therapy for hair loss, it does not have to interfere with your life. It is a routine procedure that utilizes small needles to deliver platelets to your scalp to stimulate hair growth. If you have thinning hair, you may want to consider speaking with a doctor, like Dr. Robin Unger, about PRP for hair loss.