What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are naturally present in your blood are essential for healing. Platelets contain proteins called growth factors. When your body needs to heal or regenerate tissue, growth factors stimulate new cell growth, producing all the different types of tissues needed to restore health.
PRP involves concentrated platelets, rich in bioactive proteins, which release growth factors to stimulate cellular regeneration and accelerate tissue repair.
To begin PRP therapy for hair loss, a small sample of the patient’s blood is taken. The platelets and plasma are separated using a centrifuge and are then carefully prepared for reinjection.
How Does Hair Restoration With PRP Work?
Hair follicles survive on the nutrition they get from the blood supply. When introducing platelets, by administering PRP in the area of damaged hair follicles, it strengthens the body’s naturally occurring wound healing response. The prepared PRP concentrate is injected into the target area of the scalp, strengthening hair follicles, and stimulating hair growth.
The technician will treat your scalp with a microneedling technique. Your skin will be numb during this treatment. The procedure needs to be performed several times to be effective. The treatment can also increase blood supply to the individual’s hair follicles, increasing the thickness of your hair shaft. PRP treatments can help create new blood vessels in your scalp, in some cases, leading to full hair restoration.
Who is a candidate for Hair Restoration With PRP?
PRP is a great solution for both men and women. PRP injections can stimulate new hair growth in men who suffer from male pattern baldness, and women who suffer from female pattern baldness. The procedure requires just a few injections into the area where the hair is currently thinning. If you are concerned about hair loss, PRP treatments may help to restore thinning or damaged hair follicles, resulting in thicker, healthier hair.
Hair Restoration with PRP can be especially effective when treating:
Female Pattern Hair Loss – at all stages
Hypotrichosis (fine/reduced hairs) of the eyebrows or beard
Male Pattern Hair Loss – especially in the early stages
Metabolic hair loss – caused by iron deficiency or medication
What are the benefits of Hair Restoration with PRP?
No downtime or recovery period
Cost-effective hair restoration