For those struggling with the shame, embarrassment, and frustration of hair loss, PRP is an exciting treatment option with minimal downtime. This minimally invasive and innovative procedure for hair restoration involves using the patient’s own blood to encourage hair growth. The growth factors contained in the blood’s platelets and plasma nourish the follicles. A tube of blood is taken from the patient , and immediately spun down in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma, rich in growth factors, platelets and nutrient-rich proteins. The plasma rich platelets (PRP) are injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles.
Anyone who has hair loss is a possible candidate for PRP treatments, but it has been seen that those with early hair loss tend to respond best. Typically treatments are performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s response and results.