Hair Restoration with PRP
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an advanced skin rejuvenation technique that uses a patient’s own blood plasma to revitalize the skin or hair. Your platelets contain healing growth factors. These growth factors essentially give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. This has lead different fields of medicine to use PRP for wound healing, to speed up recovery time, and regrow healthier, stronger tissue. And more recently PRP is being used for hair restoration.
With PRP for hair, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle, and jump start dormant hair back into the growth stage (continued PRP injections keep the hair in a sustained growth phase).
PRP is not a cure for baldness. However, regular treatments can significantly slow down the effects of baldness while also increasing hair density.
Increases blood supply to the follicle
Increases hair shaft size (thickness)
Triggers and maintains the growth phase
Controls hair growth cycle
Decreases hair loss
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Your blood will be drawn and spun down in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the valuable platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is then injected into the scalp near the areas with hair loss. We use a Zimmer chiller to help numb the scalp before you are injected which makes the treatment more comfortable. Your injector will massage the scalp to help disburse the PRP. There is no downtime and no one will be able to see that you've had a treatment. Patients who benefit the most from PRP therapy undergo a series of treatments at regular intervals to maintain the positive effects of the plasma growth factors.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The initial treatment is three sessions, one month apart. Then approximately two maintenance sessions per year are needed to maintain your results. Many of the before and afters on this page show patients who have already entered their maintenance phase.
WHEN WILL YOU SEE RESULTS?
During the first month you will notice that any hair shedding will stop. During the second month you should notice some new regrowth. During the third month you should notice increased thickness and regrowth of hair.