Recovery from ACell/PRP Hair Loss Therapy is not complicated or stressful at all. Most of the patients are able to resume their desk jobs without being too obvious, but it is always a good idea to stay at home for a day or two following PRP treatment. Wondering why? We will explain the reason in this article, so continue reading to get the answer.
Before discussing the after care and recovery process, it is probably a good idea to explain you briefly what exactly ACell hair loss therapy is. It is the latest, virtually non-surgical hair restoration technique which involves injecting a mixture of ACell’s MatriStem technology and the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into the entire scalp, paying special attention to the areas with notable hair thinning. The PRP and ACell combo works by stimulating adult stem cells and strengthening androgenically miniaturized hair follicles. Over the course of time the miniaturized follicles begin to grow hair.
The best thing about ACell/PRP hair loss treatment is that it does not require any special post-procedural care. Besides that, recovery process is also simple and quick, without involving any risk of complications.
Here are simple tips that you should follow after the ACell hair loss therapy to make sure you get the most out of the treatment.
Immediately after the treatment, the doctor will gently massage your scalp for a few minutes to ensure even distribution of the drug in the entire scalp. You may also be asked to massage your scalp twice or thrice a day for the next few days following the treatment.
ACell/PRP mixture will be administered into the scalp through a series of injections so expect your scalp to remain sore and tender for 2 to 3 days. You may also experience swelling on the scalp as well as the forehead on the second or third day. Swelling is quite normal and subsides within a week. Use cold compression to relieve pain and swelling symptoms.
Avoid shampooing your scalp for 12 to 18 hours after getting the ACell/PRP shots. This is to ensure that the drug gets absorbed by the scalp completely. The next day you can shampoo your scalp as usual. However, avoid rubbing the scalp vigorously while shampooing.
Avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight for at least 3 to 4 weeks. Do not go outside during peak hours – between 10 am and 4 pm – and if necessary, not only wear a wide brimmed hat but also provide additional physical blockade by taking an umbrella along.
Recovery process after ACell/PRP treatment is simple and uneventful. Most patients are able to resume their routine activities as well as desk jobs on the very next day. But it is a good idea to stay at home for a day or two following the procedure, especially if you are in the public eye. The reason behind this optional downtime is to avoid unnecessary grilling about the post-treatment swelling on the forehead and around the eyes. Although, this swelling is minimal, people who closely know you will spot it.
One the first night, your head will be sore and tender. Take some pain management drug to relieve the symptoms, but avoid aspirin and its derivatives as well as other blood thinners like ibuprofen. On the second day pain subsides and swelling starts to become notable on the forehead. On the third day you may also notice slight puffiness around the eyes and on the nose. But by the fourth day swelling and puffiness begin to fade away.
Any hair regrowth becomes obvious after several months but you will notice significant reduction in hair loss within a few weeks. Usually the effect of treatment lasts for up to two years, but this may vary from person to person.
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