What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration?
PRP hair loss treatment involves using a small sample of the patient’s blood and spinning down the blood cells and extracting the plasma. The resulting plasma consists of high quantities of platelets and growth factors. These components are then directly injected into the targeted hair loss area. Results have been highly effective as a hair loss treatment as well as augmenting hair transplant treatment results. The science behind PRP hair treatment is that these growth factors stimulate impaired hair follicles that are not functioning properly. Since the growth factors are from the patient’s own blood, the targeted hair loss area is infused with cells that increase natural tissue healing and tissue regeneration. This leads to new cellular growth that begins to stimulate hair follicles or implanted hair follicles. These hair follicles become larger and healthier than they were prior to treatment. The hair follicles are then able to produce thicker hair.
The procedure for PRP hair loss treatment is relatively easy requiring no down time and minimal discomfort. The doctor uses topical anesthesia to numb the hair loss treatment location. This is followed by local anesthesia with an anesthetic. Them multiple injections of the PRP are placed throughout the treatment area. Finally, micro-needling with PRP causes the skin to automatically begin healing and activate repair growth cells already on the scalp. Mild swelling and redness may be present for 48 hours.
Both men and women can benefit from PRP hair treatment. Using PRP hair loss treatment new hair growth may be seen within two months. Results continue to improve over the course of a year after treatment.
PRP therapy is appropriate for those patients who are:
- Noticing thinning hair
- Have small Areas of Baldness
- Notice a receding Hairline
- Are concerned about loss of Volume
- Are self-conscious of thinning hair