With PRP Treatments, All They’ll See is New Hair
Concealing Hair Restoration Procedure – Part 4
“Most people who seek hair restoration are not totally bald,” says Daniel A. Danyo, M.D. “And hair transplantation isn’t the only option for them.”
At North Atlanta Hair Restoration, Dr. Danyo performs a number of different procedures for those who seek the appearance of greater hair volume. These techniques all have one thing in common: they’re designed for people who don’t want others to know they’ve had work done.
Even the hair transplantation method he employs, Shaveless FUE, minimizes the temporary post-procedure artifacts, and doesn’t require shaving the head, so people can soon get back to their lives and their workplaces.
Making your existing hair healthier.
The PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma approach to hair restoration doesn’t transplant hair; it helps build volume from your existing hair on top. “Often shafts of hair that are miniaturized, or abnormally thin, contribute to the visual impression of balding,” Dr. Danyo says. “PRP treatments actually help thicken those hairs, which can make quite a difference in the person’s appearance.”
PRP does even more. It has been shown to ‘turn a switch’ in hair follicles from a dormant to active growth state, helping to reveal hair that simply never grew out on its own. Plus the procedure can help darken the pigment of the hair, again for the overall improved appearance of more volume.
How does PRP do all that?
The secret lies in the body’s own proteins, which are rich in biological growth factors. By drawing a little of the person’s blood, then separating out the platelets and injecting them into the scalp, those proteins are put into service. They promote healthy cell replication, healing, and blood vessel growth – all important for healthy, productive hair follicles and future growth cycles.
North Atlanta Hair Restoration goes a step further, with super–concentrated PRP. “By doubling the amount of blood, the person gets a double dose of platelets. These platelets contain granules with almost 100 growth and healing factors – they’re the ‘paramedics of the immune system.” The process is safe because no substances ‘foreign’ to the body are used.
The best part? No one will ever know.
After the 45-minute process, here are no tell-tale signs at all that you’ve just had a hair restoration procedure. And no evidence either as the benefits of increased hair volume become noticeable several months later.
PRP treatments can be used by themselves, or in conjunction with an overall hair restoration plan that involves transplantation. The platelet injections, applied before or after transplant surgery, can contribute to the greater success of that effort by offering a good, nurturing environment for implanted hair follicles.
So, what can you expect from PRP?
About 80% of people who have received PRP treatments report a satisfactory improvement in their appearance. “The actual effects for each person depend on factors such as diet and overall health, but can be improved with multiple treatments,” says Dr.Danyo. Platelet Rich Plasma treatments are not a ‘cure’ for baldness, so the process may need to be repeated down the line.
PRP is not an option for someone who is totally bald, or who has a receding hairline. However it is growing in popularity among women with thinning hair on top, who don’t see hair transplantation as the right choice for them.
Do you have 45 minutes? Then you now have a new solution that addresses an old concern. You’ll leave looking just fine, and can even wash and blow dry your hair after a PRP treatment.
Call for an initial consult. Also ask about Scalp Micropigmentation, another smart hair restoration approach that keeps everyone else from knowing what only you know.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.