What Can I Expect During My First PRP Treatment?
You’ve thought about hair restoration for a while, did your online research, called BZ Skin + Hair for more information and decided to book a consultation with Dr.Zhong.
During your one-on-one consultation with Dr.Zhong your health history was discussed. Dr.Zhong assessed your scalp and reviewed what kind of results you can reasonably expect from three to five sessions as specifically recommended for you. You’ve thought about it and have decided you are ready to tackle your hair loss and go ahead with PRP Hair Restoration Treatments. Now the big day is here! What can you expect during your first session? Keep reading to find out.
Upon arrival, we will ask you to fill out your covid questionnaire, after which you are escorted to the treatment room for “before” photos of your scalp. We make sure to take specific set angles to correctly establish your baseline. After this, we will apply a topical numbing cream to your scalp. This will not numb your scalp completely however it does ease sensation during treatment. While waiting for the numbing to take effect, Dr.Zhong will draw your blood. This is done from your right or left arm, just like when you give blood at your doctor’s office.This blood (we don’t take much, we promise!) is only 22ml, just under a tablespoon and a half.
We take this 22mL blood vial and pop it into the Eclipse Easy Spin Centrifuge, which spins the vial extremely quickly at 3200 RPM. This separates your red blood cells from your Platelet Rich Plasma ( or PRP ) We call this ‘liquid gold”.
The numbing cream is removed after about 15 minutes and Dr. Zhong begins meticulously injecting your PRP directly into the scalp hair follicles that require treatment. The injection portion of your treatment time is generally between 5-7 minutes only. After this, your scalp will feel “tight” and you may notice a slight pressure. Scalp massage to the rescue! A scalp massage from our phenomenal medical aesthetician will help to relieve any tension as well as to assist absorption of the PRP into your hair follicles.
You have just sailed through your first PRP Hair Restoration Treatment with flying colours! We will help you book your next treatments, as well as follow up with you in a few days to follow up to see if you have any questions.
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