PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) hair restoration offered at Seaport Medspa, is a non-surgical procedure used to stimulate hair growth and improve hair density in individuals experiencing hair loss or thinning hair.
PRF is derived from the patient's own blood. During the procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from other blood components. The resulting platelet-rich fibrin is then injected into the scalp in areas where hair growth is desired.
Platelets contain growth factors and other bioactive substances that can stimulate the regeneration and healing processes in the body. When injected into the scalp, these growth factors are believed to promote hair follicle health, stimulate dormant hair follicles, and increase blood circulation to the hair follicles.
The PRF hair restoration procedure is relatively quick and minimally invasive. Prior to receiving this treatment it’s important to review and follow the below pre and post treatment instructions to receive the best results.
PRF Hair Restoration Pre-Care
Avoid NSAIDS 7-Days Prior
PRF hair restoration patients should avoid NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn and Aspirin) for 7-days before their treatment. Tylenol is okay to use in its place.
Avoid These Nutritional Supplements For 7-Days Prior
Patients should avoid these nutritional supplements for 7-days before receiving PRF hair restoration: Gingko, Garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Flax Oil, Curcumin and other anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Avoid Systemic Steroids 7-Days Prior
Patients should not take systemic steroids (prednisone, dexamethasone) 7-days prior to their treatment.
Avoid Alcohol And Cigarettes for 7-Days
Avoid alcohol and cigarettes for 7-prior to your treatment as it may put you at an increased risk for bleeding and bruising.
Over Hydrate The Day Before And Day Of Treatment
Patients should hydrate well the day before and the day of the procedure for ease of blood draw.
Clean Hair Day Of Treatment
Patients should wash their hair and scalp the day of treatment, arriving with no hair product such has hair spray or gel.
PRF Hair Restoration Post-Care
Do Not Touch Treated Area For 8-Hours
Do not touch, press or manipulate the injected area for 8-hours post treatment.
Do Not Wash Hair For 24-Hours
Do not wash the treated area for at least 24-hours post procedure. After this time, keep the area clean.
No Hats For 24-Hours
Do not wear a hat for at least 24-hours to reduce the chance of infection.
Avoid NSAIDS For 7-Days
Avoid NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, Aspirin) for 7-days post treatment. Tylenol is okay to use in its place for pain.
Avoid These Nutritional Supplements For 7-Days
Patients should avoid these nutritional supplements for 7-days post treatment: Gingko, Garlic, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Flax Oil, Curcumin and other anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Avoid Systemic Steroids For 7-Days
Patients should not use systemic steroids (prednisone, dexamethasone) for 7-days post treatment.
Avoid Alcohol And Cigarettes For 7-Days
PRF hair restoration patients should avoid alcohol and cigarettes for 7-days after their treatment.
Healthy Eating And Hydrate For 7-Days
Eat healthy and hydrate very well, drinking at least 64-ounces of water per day for 7-days.
What To Expect Post Treatment
PRF hair restoration patients should expect mild inflammation, peeling, redness, swelling, scabbing, and/or bruising for a few days post treatment.
Staying On Track
Multiple treatment sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results. Please follow the schedule prepared by your medical provider at Seaport Medspa and schedule your next treatment during your appointment to stay on track.
If you have any questions pre or post treatment we encourage you to contact us directly by phone, text or email.