PRP—A Great Hair Loss Treatment for New Moms

Rhonda Swant - Wednesday, December 06, 2017

What an amazing gift a new baby is! But as any new mother knows, the gift of a new baby comes with some sacrifices. Many women, during pregnancy or post-partum, experience some hair thinning or hair loss. Sometimes, over time, the hair will thicken on its own, but sometimes it doesn’t.

For any woman, thinning hair or bald spots can be devastating. It’s easy to cover other effects of pregnancy, like stretch marks, for instance, with clothes. It’s much more difficult to know what to do about hair loss. Luckily for post-pregnancy women, Trilogy Medical Spa offers an innovative, new treatment that can produce outstanding results. It’s called Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP.

PRP has been used for over two decades for skin and would healing in dentistry, sports medicine, and neurosurgery. In the last few years, PRP has gained worldwide popularity as a treatment for hair thinning and loss. This treatment can be used on women or men, anyone experiencing hair thinning or hair loss. Do you have a widening part? Thinning on the crown or your head? Or thinning at the hairline? If so, this treatment could be your answer!

PRP—The Way it Works

You would come to our office and give a small amount of blood. The blood is then put in a centrifugewhich separates it. The platelet-rich plasma is separated out. It naturally contains several growth factorsthat heal, calm inflammation, and stimulate growth. The PRP is then injected into the scalp at the hairfollicle level, using a micro needle. It is injected over the area of thinning hair at about every ½ inch. The entire procedure takes 30-45 minutes.

After the PRP is injected, your scalp is stimulated to grow new hair and to keep existing hair instead of shedding it. It encourages hair follicles to enter an active growth phase.

Is there downtime?

No, there is no downtime. You can drive home from the appointment. No change to your regular schedule is needed, although some doctors recommend taking a warm shower afterward because the warm water can increase blood flow throughout the scalp.

Does PRP hurt?

PRP hurts very little. Some people compare it to the minor pain of giving blood. It’s possible to use a topical anesthetic, but it is often unnecessary. Ice or ibuprophen can also help with minor pain during or immediately after the procedure.

How long does it take to notice results?

Some people have noticed results in as little as 2 weeks. Typically, results are fully seen in 6-8 weeks. The first result many patients notice is less hair shedding and existing hair grows longer faster.

How many times would I need to do the procedure?

It depends on the amount of thinning or hair loss you have. Many people need the procedure at least twice. Some maintain their hair thickness by having the procedure done a few times a year. We, at Trilogy, would be happy to give you a free, private consultation to discuss your individual needs. Call us at (801)747-2273 to make an appointment.