We will take before and after pictures to follow your progress. Most will find great benefit following 2-3 total treatments!
Scalp is cleaned and then anesthetized with BLT (20% benzocaine/10%lidocaine/10% tetracaine). This sits on the scalp for 30 minutes. Injectable anesthesia mixture of 1% lidocaine, epinepherine and sodium bicarbonate is injected under the scalp. Sodium bicarbonate reduces burning and epinepherine keeps the local anesthesia in the location where it was injected. Epinepherine may cause you to feel temporarily jittery.
Niacin and dexpanthenol are vasodilator medications which are used to assist the hair follicle in opening wider to receive more PRP.. These are mixed with PRP (platelet rich plasma), 2% lidocaine and 10% calcium chloride. Please let us know if you have an allergy to either niacin and or dexpanthenol. Both of these medications can cause a flushing response. You may feel warm and you may look red but the response will resolve why you are in office with us. If we find that the response is very intense, then at your next visit will cut back the dose of niacin and dexpanthenol. Mixture of PRP with niacin and dexpanthenol is injected into the anesthetized areas of the scalp. PRP is then painted onto the scalp. A nano pen is used to penetrate the PRP (no 10% calcium chloride is included in this part) into the scalp.
Don't get your hair done within the week prior to getting your hair restoration treatment. This will be a waste of your money. DO NOT WASH PRP FROM YOUR SCALP UNTIL YOU ARE 8 HOURS POST PROCEDURE. Resist the urge to wash your scalp and hair before that 8 hour marker so that you do NOT lose the benefit of PRP treatments. Although your scalp may still be a little sore, you are okay to get your hair done within 24 hours following your hair restoration treatment.
Please be sure that you bring a hat with you to protect your head over the next eight hours following your hair restoration treatment.