PRP is a process by which your own blood platelets are injected back into the scalp to thicken hair which is thinning or help regrow hair for hair loss.
After drawing your blood, we will concentrate your own bioactive platelets, using an FDA-approved process, then inject them back into your scalp in the areas where you are experiencing hair thinning and/or hair loss.
Numerous growth factors are present within platelet granules. The growth factors after being injected into the scalp at the level of the hair follicle, stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation leading ultimately to “waking up” dormant hair follicles and enlarging ones that have shrunk – this increases hair thickness and growth.
PRP therapy works better if your hair loss is somewhat recent. It is more challenging to “wake up” hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time, and impossible in the areas of hair loss with a lot of “shine”.
It is also important to know that in cases of severe systemic illness such as lupus, scarring alopecia, and other autoimmune illnesses, PRP is not recommended as a treatment.
The effects of PRP are well established in complicated wound healing, surgical wound healing, and sports medicine. Although there is less specific data available for skin rejuvenation and alopecia specifically, the same science is being leveraged from these other areas and trials are underway.
Many of the top hospitals and clinics offer PRP for hair loss treatment including The Cleveland Clinic.
PRP treatments are recommended once per month for 3 months and then approximately once every 6-12 months for optimal results.
If you are being currently treated for hair loss elsewhere, it is also recommended to continue current treatments such as low dose light therapy, finasteride and/or topical minoxidil.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) stimulates your body’s own growth factors and stimulates your skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and capillaries and rejuvenate the skin where injected. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Platelet Rich Plasma lasts!
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person