This procedure injects PRP and PRF Injections into the scalp to encourage hair growth. To start a small blood sample will be taken by Dr. Lieman and then put through the Eclipse PRP and PRF Injections centrifuge system to separate out the PRP and PRF Injections, which is then administered through a series of injections over the full scalp. PRP and PRF Injections is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. The body reacts to the treated cells as it does to a wound and immediately starts repairing the tissue. This builds the underlying tissue with tightening, smoothing, and increased blood flow that makes hair regrow.
The procedure is well-tolerated, however, there may be a slight pinching sensation or feeling of pressure felt in some areas more than others. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the injections if requested, however, most will find this isn’t needed.
Normal activities can resume right after treatment, although it is recommended to not wash hair until the next day. There can be mild tenderness to the treated area, which can be managed with Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Some minor swelling of the forehead can occasionally be seen 1-2 days after injections, this is normal and will resolve in 48 hours.
Within 6-8 weeks you should see improvement with continued changes for 4-6 months. Dr. Lieman recommends at least three treatments spaced four weeks apart for best results, although some may see changes with just one treatment.
The results of this treatment should last at least one to two years, but results may vary. Research to document the longevity of results is ongoing.