Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Lossis an affordable way for you to improve your hair density without surgery or harmful side effects. PRP for hair restoration involves a simple injection of your own platelets into your scalp. PRP is easily obtained from your own blood and mixed with a special reagent (we draw blood from you on the day of your treatment).
This quick injection involves the collection and concentration of your body’s own platelets using a very easy three-step process.
How PRP Works
Platelets contain growth factors. Those growth factors are like signal callers that give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. This has led different fields of medicine such as sports medicine and plastic surgery to utilize PRP for wound healing to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue.
Now doctors have discovered new benefits for hair thickening and regrowth. With PRP treatment of the scalp, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth stage.
- Increases blood supply to the follicle.
- Increases hair shaft size (thicknes).
- Triggers and maintains hair growth.
- Controls hair growth cycle.
- Decreases hair loss.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am a good candidate for PRP?
Talk to your provider for a proper diagnosis and to create a treatment plan. Areas of the scalp that are completely bald will not respond.
How many treatments are required?
Treatment will vary based on your need. We may recommend 4 treatments spaced 1 month apart. After the initial series of treatments, we recommend maintenance treatments every 3-6 months.
Is PRP for hair restoration time consuming?
No, collecting the PRP usually only takes 10-15 minutes. And the PRP treatment itself is even faster. The entire process often takes less than 30 minutes.
Does the procedure hurt?
There may be some sensitivity. However, we utilize effective anesthetic solutions such as cold ambient air or a topical analgesic to minimize any potential discomfort.
Is there any recovery time?
There is no downtime or a long recovery process. It is advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours after each treatment.
Is this a cure for baldness?
PRP is not a cure for baldness. The genetic cause will always remain. However, there is evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow down hair lossand work to increase hair density.