Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss
Who is a candidate
PRP is particularly effective for male and female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia. But it has been successfully used for other types of hair loss as well. Talk to your physician for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
How it works
Platelets contain healing growth factors. Those growth factors give signals to your tissue via stem cells to regenerate and multiply. This has led several different fields of medicine to utilize PRP for wound healing to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue. Now doctors have discovered new PRP benefits for hair thickening and regrowth.
PRP for Hair Regrowth
- Increases blood supply to the follicle
- Increases hair shaft thickness
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase
- Controls hair growth cycle
- Decreases hair loss
The PRP Process
A special collection tube is used to draw your blood and placed into a centrifuge. After centrifugation, the platelets are concentrated and drawn up into a syringe. Using a small needle, the platelets are then injected strategically into your scalp in the areas that need improvement. After the PRP treatment session, the treated scalp may be a little tender and with a “fullness” sensation, but you can return to regular daily activities right away. Each treatment session lasts about 30 minutes.
The Treatment Schedule
The PRP hair treatment consists of 3 sessions spaced 1 month apart initially, followed by a maintenance session every 3-6 months depending on the severity of the hair loss. Hair growth improvement can typically be measured in about 3 months, but it can take six to twelve months to visually “see” the difference in photos and in the mirror.