PRP hair treatment is a relatively new treatment available to treat hair loss in men and women. Also known as platelet rich plasma, PRP is obtained from your own blood and contains a concentrated amount of platelets, plasma, vitamins, and minerals. The platelets are responsible for healing and contain high amounts of growth factors which encourage natural healing of damaged tissues – including hair follicles. PRP is the only product available at this time that contains concentrated levels of growth factors; thus, making it an ideal non-invasive treatment
for hair loss in men and women.
Studies have been able to show that patients respond very well to PRP hair treatments. At this time, larger clinical studies are pending; however, the results look optimistic.
Benefits of PRP Hair Treatment
- A natural way to stimulate hair growth
- May increase the fullness, density, and volume of hair
- Can increase the strength of existing hair
- Can improve the quality of the hair
- Reduces hair loss
PRP hair treatment is the only non-surgical hair loss treatment that has provide its ability to prevent hair loss and regrow hair. It can be used alongside other treatments, therapies, and medications.
The PRP Hair Treatment Process
Most PRP hair treatment procedures will take about one hour and are performed on an outpatient basis. The steps for the procedure are as follows:
- A blood sample is taken
- The blood is spun in a centrifuge and is the blood cells are separated from the platelets
- The PRP is recovered in a syringe
- The PRP is injected into the areas of the scalp suffering from hair loss
What Kind of Hair Loss Can PRP Hair Treatment Address
Androgenic alopecia – A common type of hair loss resulting from hormonal disturbances
Diffuse alopecia – Resulting from stress and physiological changes
Alopecia areata – A type of autoimmune disease that can cause loss of hair on some areas, or all, of the scalp
Steps for Your PRP Hair Treatment
- Schedule and have your initial consultation to determine whether you are a candidate, the areas of hair loss, pre-procedure instructions, and any concerns you might have.
The Day Of Your Procedure
- Blood will be taken and placed in a centrifuge
- The scalp will be cleaned and prepared with an antiseptic solution
- An analgesic cream will be placed on the scalp to numb it
- Small injections of PRP will be delivered into the scalp
After the Procedure
- There are no restrictions to the treatment
- You can wash your hair after the treatment
- You may experience mild sensitivity, redness, or inflammation around the injection sites
- You should not perm or color your hair for a period of time
If you have a blood or platelet disorder, chronic liver disease, a severe infection, or certain other medical conditions, you may not be a candidate for PRP hair treatment.
To learn more about PRP hair treatment, please call a doctor to schedule an initial consultation about this, and other, procedures.