What is Hair Restoration?
At JEM Medspa in Elmhurst and Orland Park, IL, our team is pleased to offer platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to stimulate your scalp and help with hair growth. Because of the natural and exciting results, PRP and PRF therapy are popular and innovative cosmetic procedures in the aesthetic industry. These treatments use your plasma to stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, which can promote hair growth. To further enhance your results, we can combine PRP or PRF therapy with microneedling. Located near the Chicago suburbs, please call JEM Medspa in Orland Park or Elmhurst, IL to schedule a private consultation. Our team is happy to discuss the benefits of PRP or PRF and how they can improve your hair.
Differences Between our hair restoration techniques
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) – Platelet-rich plasma is an effective therapy and can help reduce hair loss. During the procedure, we place your blood in a centrifuge machine, which spins at a higher rate compared to the PRF serum. With PRP, we use an anticoagulant that causes the growth factors to release within a few hours after the procedure. These growth factors help with hair growth.
Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF) – Platelet-rich fibrin is also an excellent treatment option for hair loss. Compared to PRP, it does not use anticoagulant, and instead, it uses white blood cell-rich fibrin. Also, PRF does not spin as fast in the centrifuge machine so we can collect additional components, including white blood cells and fibrin. Fibrin is the natural clotting material in the blood, and it helps slow the release of growth factors when injected into the scalp.
Both of these treatments stimulate blood circulation and provide additional nourishment to the scalp.
Hair Restoration Reviews
"Jem Medspa is an amazing place. The staff is super friendly and helpful, and no matter who you talk to, they are able to help and answer detailed questions on procedures. They make you feel so comfortable and welcome. I can't say enough about how awesome Donna is. Donna did my plasma pen treatment (upper and lower lids), and only about week out I am already thrilled at the results I am seeing. I totally trust in Donna and know that she has the highest level of training, which is so critical with the more complicated procedures using Plasma Pen, and for trickier areas for filler, such as under eye area or near temples. She is also extremely precise with Botox injections and placement. Finally, she is super knowledgeable on all the different and available procedures, and is happy to work with you no matter what your budget is, to find something that will fit."- D.P. / Google / Oct 02, 2020
PRP and PRF therapies are great treatment options for men and women who want to improve their hair and reduce the appearance of bald spots. Often, these treatments tend to work best for patients who are experiencing the early stages of hair loss. This treatment helps patients who suffer from different forms of alopecia. During your consultation, please let us know if you have certain conditions, such as anemia or blood disorders. This will help us determine if you can safely receive PRP or PRF therapy.
Our Hair Restoration Technique
At the beginning of your appointment, we will draw a small amount of blood from your arm and place it in a centrifuge machine. Typically, we take about four tablespoons or one vial worth of blood. After 15 minutes, the components of your blood separate and then we can inject the PRP or PRF into the treatment area. We will place your concentrated plasma into a sterile syringe and administer it into the predetermined locations. This process takes about five minutes, but it varies from patient to patient. For both PRP and PRF, we use the same treatment technique. However, when in the vials are in the centrifuge machine, PRF is spun at a slower speed so some of the white blood cells and viable cells remain. These components, in addition to the growth factors, help with healing and promote hair growth.
What to Expect
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) naturally promote blood circulation and deeply nourishes the hair follicles. Since the treatment utilizes your blood, you have no risk of allergic or adverse reactions. After the procedure, patients can use a cold compress on the treatment areas to minimize any discomfort and swelling. These symptoms are normal and should go away in a week or two. To maintain your results, we recommend receiving treatments in 4 – 6-week intervals.
Hair Restoration FAQ
How much does PRP/PRF therapy for hair cost?
The costs for your PRP/PRF hair therapy will be determined by several factors, most importantly the number of treatments necessary to reach your goals. During your consultation, we will develop a personalized PRP/PRF treatment plan and then be able to estimate your costs.
Can I combine PRP/PRF with other hair treatments?
Yes, you can. Topical medications, microneedling, and more are often used together with PRP/PRF hair therapy. During your consultation, we can explore the various options available that can pair with PRP/PRF therapy to increase results.
How often do you need to get PRP/PRF treatments?
A typical treatment plan includes a minimum of three PRP/PRF treatments given one month apart. Your number of treatments will depend on the severity of hair loss and your aesthetic goals. To maintain your results, we recommend receiving treatments in 4 – 6-week intervals.
Do PRP/PRF injections hurt?
No, most people experience little to no discomfort during their procedure. Before we begin, a topical anesthetic is used on your scalp to numb it. The blood drawn to make your PRP/PRF serum is exactly the same as any other blood draw, with a slight pinch as the needle is inserted.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $2,725
- Recovery Time
- No Downtime
- How Long It Takes
- 90 Min
- Follow Up Time
- 4 Times spaced 6 Weeks Apart
Don't let hair loss make you feel embarrassed or prevent you from feeling confident in your appearance. With PRP and PRF treatments, your hair will start to look fuller, and you should notice fewer strands falling out. This procedure is ideal for men and women who love a natural treatment that provides effective results. If you are interested in this exciting procedure, contact our Orland Park or Elmhurst, IL office to schedule a consultation with our team. We know how embarrassing hair loss can feel. We encourage you to call and learn more about PRP and PRF treatments.