PRP Hair Treatment is a non-surgical solution for men and women suffering from hair loss, balding or alopecia, and hair thinning. Doctors who specialize in hair restoration use PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy to stimulate natural hair growth, increasing hair density, hair count, and hair thickness
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment works by injecting the patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma into the scalp at the area of balding or hair thinning. The patient’s Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors that can thicken the hair follicle or stimulate natural hair growth. This effective hair loss treatment strengthens existing hair and stimulates hair growth that comes back thicker, stronger, and in more abundance.*¹
PRP Hair Restoration before and after images reveal how well PRP can improve hair count, density, and thickness. As with any medical procedure, results may vary. However, these PRP hair restoration before and after pictures depict real patients, experiencing real results.*
While specific treatment plans vary by patient, typically PRP therapy is performed once per month to treat hair loss and hair thinning. The treatment is repeated generally two more times at a one month interval.*
PRP therapy is an ideal hair restoration treatment for men and women suffering from thinning hair and androgenic alopecia, or hair loss associated with male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. Androgenic alopecia is seen in about 30% of men over the age of 30. The occurrence increases to 50% for men over 50. Androgenic alopecia is also common in postmenopausal females. It is characterized by genetically determined gradual loss and miniaturization of the normally thick hair follicle. Men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness, typically experience a receding hairline and hair thinning or hair loss from the top of the scalp. In addition to treating hair loss, PRP treatment is also recommended for patients who underwent hair transplants and want to improve or just maintain what they achieved.*
During PRP therapy for hair loss or hair thinning, blood is drawn from the patient. The blood is collected into special tubes which contain a separator gel and it is then centrifuged. This will produce the platelet rich plasma which contains the growth factors that strengthen hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. Prior to the PRP injection, the treatment area is numbed with a local anesthetic. The patient’s platelet rich plasma is then injected using a thin needle into the dermis (scalp) in the area of thinning or balding.
PRP therapy has long been recognized for its accelerated wound healing properties in such applications as surgery and sports injuries. It is a popular procedure among celebrities who want cosmetic enhancements such as skin rejuvenation. For hair restoration, PRP injections are directed to induction of anagen, prolongation of anagen, or reduction of the levels of dihydrotestosterone. While there is increasing evidence in the therapeutic role PRP or platelet rich plasma in hair loss, the mechanism of action is not clearly understood. Some of the research available indicates that the release of growth factors from the platelets at the time of injection into the scalp, can prolong anagen (the first part of the hair cell cycle.) It can also promote differentiation of stem cells to follicular cells, increase the growth of the dermal papillae and increase cell survival. All these will result in an increase in hair density, hair count and hair thickness.*