There are a limited number of effective therapies for hair loss, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become an effective alternative treatment.
How does prp work?
PRP is an autologous concentration of platelets in plasma with numerous growth factors that contribute to hair regeneration. The growth factors contained within the platelets act on stem cells in the hair follicles and stimulate the development of new follicles along with neovascularization – or the development of new blood vessels supplying nutrients to the area.
How is this procedure applied?
- Patient selection: Thinning hair, will not work well if bald
- Preparation: Come with hair washed and without product. Avoid NSAIDs for 1 week prior and at least 2 weeks post procedure
- Treatments: 1 session a month for 3 months
- Repeat in 3-6 months for first year depending on hair density
- Procedure: One 60ml Syringe Blood Draw and one spin
- Collect total of about 7.5ml of PRP
- Inject ~0.5ml PRP in about 15 locations
- Concentrate Hairline, Vertex/Crown, and any Parts
- Inject using Subdermal Depo Bolus (down to periosteum then withdraw 1-2mm prior to injecting)
- Post Procedure: Can shower after procedure
- No hair dye for 48 hours
Is prp right for me?
Both men and women can benefit.
- A sizeable age range of people. Many successful clinical trials have been tested with people ranging from 18 to 72 years of age.
- Those suffering from hair loss due to high stress levels. Since this condition is not chronic, it can be treated rather easily.
- Those with thinning or balding hair, but not completely bald people. PRP injections are meant to thicken, strengthen, and grow hair from follicles that are still functioning. It is not a substitute for hair transplant
- Those with certain medical conditions, such as thyroid disease may not see significant benefit until the underlying medical condition is well treated.