Hair Rejuvenation with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
*Individual results vary, and are not guaranteed.
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Hair rejuvenation with platelet rich plasma, known as PRP, is a non-surgical, therapeutic treatment for hereditary hair loss. The process involves withdrawing a person’s own blood, developing it so only the enriched cells (platelet rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. These cells contain growth factors and essential proteins that promote healing and stimulate hair growth.
First, a blood sample is obtained and processed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area being treated. The PRP is then administered with a fine needle in a series of injections on the scalp.
Mild swelling and redness can be expected 1-2 days following the treatment. It is recommended to avoid vigorous activity until the swelling has subsided. There is no other downtime following the procedure. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 5-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.* For best results, a series of 4 sessions is typically recommended.
It’s important to note that PRP cannot bring dead hair follicles back to life. It works best for early hair loss where it can rejuvenate miniaturized hair follicles into ones that can produce hair.
Along with the benefit of using your own tissue therefore eliminating allergies, it has been proven to be safe with minimal risk and short recovery time. Studies have shown an increase in hair density as well as stimulation of overall growth.
Individual results may vary. Current medical literature contains numerous optimistic results. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. It begins with three treatments spaced approximately one month apart with maintenance treatments every 6 months. It may take 6 months to see full results.