Is PRP painful?
There may be some brief discomfort at the injection sites. There may also be some redness and inflammation at the injection sites, but this resolves very quickly.
We’re proud to offer the Pro-Nox anxiety and pain control system, one of the most advanced comfort measures available for hair transplant surgery and PRP procedures available today. Pro-Nox is a system that delivers an inhaled mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This mixture is highly effective at calming your nerves and lessening the discomfort of brief periods of your surgery or procedure.
What are the risks of PRP?
There are no known risks to PRP. The platelets and plasma being injected come from your own body, therefore there is no risk of allergic reaction.
Can I have PRP at the time of my hair transplant surgery?
Yes! This is called a “PRP soak”. Rather than injecting PRP into your scalp, your excised follicular unit grafts are soaked in PRP. The PRP is returned to your scalp when your grafts are planted. This may increase the viability of your transplanted grafts, speed healing, reduce redness, and reduce the possibility of “shock loss”. This is a popular choice many of our patients at the Toronto Hair Transplant Surgeons make when planning their surgery.