Visible signs of aging start to appear as your body ages. Issues such as hair loss or bald spots can be embarrassing to the point of affecting how you perceive yourself. Luckily, advances in technology have made it possible for plastic surgeons to address this problem without the cost or downtime of surgery. Dr. Erick Sanchez is proud to offer PRP hair restoration to his patients in Baton Rouge and the surrounding Louisiana areas.
PRP (Plate Rich Plasma) is a technique that uses the patient’s own blood (filtered to obtain the platelets-rich portion) to restore hair growth on the scalp. The resulting PRP is rich in growth factors and proteins that stimulate dormant hair follicles. This technique is an effective and popular treatment for addressing both male and female pattern baldness.
Who is a candidate for PRP hair loss treatment in Baton Rouge
PRP restoration is an effective treatment for patients who have functioning hair follicles and wish to slow down hair loss. Individuals with androgenic alopecia can particularly benefit from this treatment. PRP hair restoration may not be an effective treatment for those who have some types of ailments, such as blood diseases. Our team at Dr. Erich Sanchez’s Baton Rouge plastic surgery office will assess your medical history to let you know whether this treatment may be the right fit for you.
Benefits of PRP hair restoration
For the right patient, PRP hair restoration offers many unique benefits, including the following:
- Improved hair thickness and density
- Natural looking results
- Effective and reliable treatment
- Non-invasive, non-surgical treatment
- Sort procedure that takes less than 30 minutes to complete
- No downtime or discomfort
- Improved confidence in one’s appearance
How does PRP hair restoration work
PRP hair loss treatment is a fairly straightforward treatment that takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Your doctor will draw a vial of blood and use a special centrifuge device to spin it for about 10 – 15 minutes. This helps separate the blood into PRP (platelet-rich plasma), platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells. The PRP part is preserved while the rest are discarded. Your surgeon will then administer a mild topical anesthetic on the treatment area with the scalp before beginning the injections. It is not uncommon for patients to experience some mild pain and discomfort during the treatment. However, this is an overall safe procedure that has virtually no adverse effects. You should be able to resume normal activities right after your PRP hair restoration in Baton Rouge has been completed.
How many treatments are required?
The number of PRP treatments required will vary from one patient to the other. Typically, though, plastic surgeons use three injections that are spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart. Your surgeon may also recommend other healthy lifestyle choices or products to help you get the most out of your treatment.
How much does PRP Therapy Cost in Baton Rouge?
The cost of your PRP hair loss treatment in Baton Rouge, LA will vary depending on the specifics of your treatment plan. Patients who need more injections will of course need to pay more for this treatment. Dr. Sanchez’s plastic surgery office will be able to provide an individualized cost estimate once we learn more about your treatment needs and goals.
Schedule your PRP hair loss therapy in Baton Rouge
Dr. Sanchez’s plastic surgery office in Baton Rouge offers this minimally invasive hair loss treatment along with many other modern non-surgical procedures. Get in touch to arrange a consultation or schedule your PRP therapy treatment.