PRP For Hair Loss
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma is the component of your blood that contains a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are the cells that are recruited to wounds that contain many beneficial growth factors and cytokines that promote healing, regeneration, and collagen formation.
What are the benefits of PRP?
PRP has been investigated and used for rejuvenation for many years. Particularly when used in conjunction with procedures such as skin resurfacing, photorejuvenation, resurfacing, and with hyaluronic acid filler injection, the growth factors, nutrients, and increased blood flow support the growth and induction of collagen, elastic fibers, and repair of damaged cells.
How does PRP help with hair growth?
It supports your hair follicles that are growing, and is anti-inflammatory which also prevents cells from dying and from hair loss processes in their negative effects in the hair follicles
Who is a candidate for PRP therapy?
PRP is most effective for androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium, and alopecia areata. It is possible that it may also help with other types of hair loss. It is important to have an evaluation by a board certified dermatologist to determine your reason for hair loss and whether PRP is the right treatment for you.
How long does PRP last for hair loss?
As with the health benefits of exercise, PRP therapy needs to be consistent for the continued support of hair follicles and growth. For most patients we recommend maintenance treatments 2-4 times yearly.
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How many PRP treatments will I need?
Most patients have 3 monthly treatments to stimulate growth followed by maintenance treatments every 3-6 months.
What can I expect during the PRP treatment?
At your appointment, you will have your blood drawn as you would to obtain labs. Your blood is then placed in a centrifuge and the platelet rich component is withdrawn for your treatment. The PRP will then be injected into your scalp with a specialized needle system so that only 7-10 injections are needed.