Microneedling with PRP

Hair Restoration with PRP

At Aloha Med Spa, we’re excited to announce our newest procedure, Hair Restoration with PRP. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses the best parts of your blood because they heal injuries faster, encourage growth factors and also increase levels of collagen and stem cells–these are naturally produced in the body to keep you looking young and fresh. In this case, those growth factors are used to help regrow thinning hair.

How It Works

Hair Restoration with PRP injections is done in three steps:

  1. To carry out the therapy, your own blood is drawn, likely from your arm.
  2. That blood is then placed into a centrifuge to spin down into three layers: plasma rich in platelets, platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells. The PRP will be used, and the rest will be tossed.
  3. That PRP or “blood injection” is then injected into your scalp with a syringe after a local anesthetic has been applied.

Common Questions

Have a question? Here you’ll find detailed and friendly answers to all the questions that our customers commonly ask us.

  • Shampoo and condition your hair before the procedure. This way, it is clean and free from grease and dirt particles. It provides a sterile environment on your scalp before the injections.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast and drink at least 16 ounces of water. This way, you will not likely experience dizziness, fainting, or nausea. Remember, blood will be drawn. If having that done on an empty stomach makes you queasy, you probably should remedy that before going.
  • Don’t use any hair products like hairspray or gel for at least three days before your PRP injections. This can negatively affect you later in terms of side effects.
  • Don’t smoke or drink heavily beforehand, if at all. This could disqualify you from the procedure, as your platelet count will be lowered significantly.
  • Resume your normal activities. PRP injections should not incapacitate or inconvenience you in any way. Unlike other procedures, you shouldn’t experience drowsiness or fatigue.
  • Wash your hair on your normal schedule unless the site of the injections is especially irritated or painful.
  • Don’t color your hair or get a perm for at least 72 hours after the PRP injections. The harsh chemicals will irritate the site of the injections and possibly cause complications. It also exacerbates scalp pain.

While yours will not prevent you from doing most normal activities, the side effects and pain in the scalp will abate usually after three to four weeks. It should be completely gone after three to six months.

PRP injections can benefit a wider range of people than you may have initially thought. These plasma injections are platelet rich and can potentially help the following groups:

  • Both men and women. Male balding and hair thinning is talked about extensively, but women do not often get the same benefit of widespread information. The fact is that women can lose hair, too, due to several different factors.
  • Those suffering from androgenic alopecia or other forms of alopecia. This is also known as male/female pattern baldness. It is a hereditary condition that affects around 80 million people in the United States alone.
  • A sizeable age range of people. Many successful clinical trials have been tested with people ranging from 18 to 72 years of age.
  • Those suffering from hair loss due to high-stress levels. Since this condition is not chronic, it can be treated rather easily.
  • Those who have recently experienced hair loss. The more recent the hair loss occurred, the better your chances are of fixing it before it is too late for PRP injections.
  • Those with thinning or balding hair, but not completely bald people. PRP injections are meant to thicken, strengthen, and grow hair from follicles that are still functioning, however weakly this may seem.