Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Loss

Studies support evidence that PRP therapy promotes hair restoration in patients experiencing hair loss. PRP can cause hair follicles to grow by stimulating the stem cells in the hair follicles’ microenvironment. The main purpose of PRP therapy for hair growth is to stimulate newly implanted and inactive hair follicles so that they will start to grow.

Concerning hair growth, platelets contain alpha granules, glycogen, and lysosomes. The granules contain growth factors that release during the hair restoration process. PRP therapy is a nonsurgical hair restoration option that works for both men and women.

How PRP for Hair Restoration Works

To get started, we take a small amount of your blood to form PRP. We use a centrifugal method to separate the platelets into the high concentration required for healing and restoration, and then we add it back to your blood, which makes PRP. The high-velocity centrifugal process is designed to avoid platelet damage.

Patients receiving PRP therapy for hair restoration purposes require no sedation or medication of any kind; the procedure is relatively painless. For patients with surgical procedures on the horizon, PRP therapy can be used safely before and after surgery. Patients can choose to have PRP therapy every three to four months in the early stages of hair restoration treatment, or twice a year as positive outcomes occur.