PRP Therapy for Hair Restoration
Hair loss is a common issue. Male and female pattern hair loss is genetic however, there are options such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration which involves a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp.
What are the Benefits of PRP?
PRP for Hair Regrowth
- Increases blood supply to the follicle.
- Increases shaft size (thickness).
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase.
- Controls hair growth cycle.
- Decreases hair loss.
How is PRP Performed?
PRP contains a high volume of growth factors that can improve skin tone and texture when applied to the face.
PRP therapy starts with a vial of blood being drawn from the patient. This sample of blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun so that the valuable plasma is separated from the red blood cells. This process divides the blood into three layers: platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma (PPP), and red blood cells.
The PPP and the red blood cells are discarded, and the PRP is reapplied through a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp.
Harvesting the PRP usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
A series of PRP injections can sometimes thicken hair that is thinning or aid patients who have recently undergone a hair transplant. Treatment will vary based on your need. Initially, our physicians may recommend several treatments spaced 1 month apart. After the initial treatment, many physicians suggest maintenance treatments 2-3 times per year.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for PRP?
Talk to our physicians for a proper diagnosis and to create a treatment plan.
Is there any recovery time?
There is no downtime or long recovery process. You may take a warm shower on the evening of the treatment. In addition, it is advised to avoid using harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.