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Hair Restoration at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi bring clients a unique treatment option for hair loss: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Derived from each patient’s own blood, hair restoration with PRP involves simple injections of platelet rich plasma directly into the vascular layer of the scalp. In a simple technique, taking less than an hour in the office, the doctors at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics can restore a fuller, thicker head of hair and decrease further hair loss – all without surgery or prescription medications.

These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

Hair loss can be embarrassing for both men and women, taking a significant toll on confidence and self-esteem. Sometimes referred to as male and female pattern baldness, this genetic problem can leave dire consequences. Hair thinning, and loss can happen to almost anyone. More than 35 million men and 20 million women are struggling with hair loss on their head. While products such as over-the-counter shampoos and prescription drugs are available to help, these are expensive and carry the risk of unwanted side-effects, and at best offer inconsistent results. Some people opt for hair transplant surgery, which to a certain subset of hairless patients is a good alternative, however it can be extremely expensive and time consuming. Due to these restraints, those experiencing hair loss and thinning are left feeling helpless.

PRP TO INCREASE HAIR GROWTH

The unique properties of PRP create an affordable and easy way to improve thinning hair, increasing thickness and density while decreasing future hair loss. Without surgery or harmful medications, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi’s PRP technique can improve hair loss along the scalp, creating more voluminous, flowing hair. Without side-effects or serious risks, PRP takes less than an hour in the office and requires no downtime. Best of all, with proper maintenance, the results from PRP for hair loss can last for years to come.

PRP for Hair Regrowth Will:

  • Increase blood supply to the target hair follicle
  • Thicken the hair by increasing the hair-shaft size
  • Encourage hair to reach and maintain the ‘growth phase’
  • Diminish further hair loss

The PRP is a concentration of platelets and plasma, with high levels of crucial growth factors. These growth factors signal the regeneration of new hair. Once injected into the target area, the hair follicles are stimulated, taking them out of the dormant resting phase (when they are not growing). When the follicles transition back into the important growth phase, you ultimately get thicker, dense, fuller head of hair.

Many women deal with hair loss after pregnancy and other hormonal changes. Their bodies never quite get back to their normal, this includes their hair. Particularly losing more hair than normal during showers or with brushing. PRP Hair Restoration can even be couples with a Tummy Tuck or Mommy Makeover to really bring back your confidence.

THE HAIR RESTORATION CONSULTATION:

To determine if PRP can help with your hair loss, schedule a consultation with our expert physicians, Dr. Ravi or Dr. Gopathi. Expect this first appointment to take about 30 minutes. They will get to know your needs and desires as well as get a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination to assess your hair loss. The PRP treatment will be explained in detail, including the pros and cons of the procedure. Multiple before/after photographs of recent PRP clients will be shown to help visualize the final possible results. If PRP is determined as the best option for your hair rejuvenation needs, a personalized plan will be created.

Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi are well-known as patient-centered physicians, striving to ensure everyone’s needs are well taken care of, with all questions and fears addressed along the way. If any questions or concerns do arise, patients are encouraged to reach out to us right away.

THE HAIR RESTORATION WITH PRP PROCEDURE:

Each PRP procedure is performed one of our comfortable treatment rooms, at the Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics’ office. Depending on the patient’s needs, each session typically takes less than an hour. The PRP treatment is considered mildly painful as there may be some degree of sensitivity along the scalp. For optimal comfort, we will add cold air to improve comfort.

To begin, a sampling of blood is drawn from the arm, in an amount similar to that of standard blood work. Next, using a unique centrifuge, the blood is separating from the platelets and plasma. In about 10 minutes, the PRP is ready to be reinjected. The concentrated platelets are drawn up into a syringe and is strategically place using a tiny needle along the target areas of the scalp.

Initially, a series of approximately three to four hair rejuvenation treatments are required, spaced a month apart. Once optimal results have been achieved, maintenance PRP sessions will need to be scheduled every six months. When PRP treatments are stopped, the results will fade. A thorough explanation of the expected results and necessary follow-up appointments will be discussed during the consultation.

These before & after photos are from a specific patient. Results may vary. Schedule a personalized consultation with our doctor to learn more.

PRP RECOVERY AND RESULTS:

No downtime is necessary after a PRP treatment. Patients are comfortable returning to their daily activities such as work, school, or exercise. Showering is permitted on the same day, as well. However, no hair dye or chemicals should be used on the hair for at least 48 hours. Before you leave the office, Dr. Ravi will carefully review the instructions for a safe PRP recovery, going over any specific skincare recommendations.

Immediately after a PRP session, the skin may be mildly swollen and red. Bruising and pinpoint bleeding are common. However, the side-effects from each session are extremely mild and generally resolve over the first several days. More serious complications, such as scarring or nerve damage, is rare. It is important, however, that patients only put their trust in a board certified plastic surgeon, with hair restoration experience, like Dr. Ravi, to ensure a safe and successful procedure.

The benefits of PRP can be seen in just a few months. When beginning treatment for hair loss, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi may suggest repeat sessions once a month for several treatments. After the initial treatment, a maintenance session will be needed about two times a year. Once these PRP sessions are stopped, the results will fade, as the hair will once again rotate out of the growth stage. However, with routine PRP sessions at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, the hair can look fuller and thicker for years to come.

HAIR RESTORATION AT BODY BY RAVI PLASTIC SURGERY AND AESTHETICS

Contact Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 for more information on the benefits of Plasma Rich Platelets for hair restoration. Consultations can be scheduled in-person or online, making the initial appointment convenient for those coming from outside of the Houston-area. Our state-of-the art office is located off I-10 in Spring Valley, very close to Memorial, the Heights, the Galleria and Katy, Texas. Speak with a patient coordinator for additional information, or fill out our simple online contact form.

HAIR RESTORATION WITH PRP FAQ:

  • What is PRP?
    Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP) is a cutting-edge technique that uses the patient’s own blood to provide a vital source of growth factors. The platelets signal the tissues and hair to regenerate healthy cells. PRP can successfully improve density and thickness of the hair. Stimulating the hair follicles and shafts, PRP sends dormant hair follicles into growing stage.
  • Is PRP a cure for baldness?
    PRP is not a cure for Androgenic Alopecia, as the underlying cause of baldness will remain. However, with routine treatments, the hair will become fuller and thicker. Hair loss will also decrease significantly.
  • When can I return to work after my PRP treatment?
    There is no downtime needed after a PRP treatment. Patients may experience mild tenderness and swelling. The hair can be washed with warm water that evening. Most patients are comfortable returning to work the same day.
  • Is more than one PRP session required?
    Most patients will require several PRP treatments for optimal hair restoration. Generally, approximately three sessions, spaced a month a part, will be needed. After the initial treatments, maintenance PRP sessions will be necessary two times a year.
  • How long until I see hair growth after my PRP session?
    Most patients see a significant improvement in their hair’s fullness and thickness in six to twelve months, sometimes sooner. It is important to remember that when PRP sessions stop, the results will fade.

Meet Dr. Ravi Somayazula

Dr. Ravi Somayazula practices the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery while focusing on cosmetic breast and body surgeries as well as non-surgical procedures. He strives to make every patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. Once you meet Dr. Ravi Somayazula, you will soon understand that his bedside manner is unparalleled, and he will invoke your utmost confidence in his care. He specializes in Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, and miraDry®, Botox®, and dermal fillers.

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