The step-by-step patient experience.
PRP hair restoration in Cincinnati OH treatments vary by person, density, and extent of the hair loss. A medical professional at Amy Brenner MD & Associates will guide you through the treatment process to deliver optimal results.
New hair growth can be seen as early as two months, but is typically evident between four to eight months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment. Every patient will need maintenance treatments, at least on an annual basis, but sometimes more frequently.
Consultations are performed by our physicians and licensed nurse practitioners. If desired, we will perform your first treatment on the day of your consultation.
Prepare the Prp
First, your blood will be drawn. Using a centrifuge, the blood will be spun to isolate platelets (also known as platelet rich plasma, or PRP). This portion takes approximately 15 minutes in the office.
Inject into the scalp
The PRP is then administered via a series of injections into the scalp. The injections will be concentrated in the areas with the most hair thinning; however, the PRP will diffuse underneath the scalp surface to treat areas distal to the injection site. For pain control, we utilize the Zimmer Cooler and a vibratory device to distract your pain receptors. The injections take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
The recovery from the procedure is typically uneventful. It is common to feel soreness in the scalp, usually resolved in less than a day. We encourage you to take a hot shower the day of the procedure, this will improve blood flow to the scalp. We recommend avoiding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, for 72 hours.
Our treatment protocol consists of 1 treatment every month for 3 months (this is considered a “loading dose” of PRP), followed by 1 treatment every 3 months until reach desired hair growth.