PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Hair Restoration is a treatment for thinning hair or balding hair patterns. The procedure involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it in a special Dr. PRP collection tube, while taking special care to not damage the platelets. Only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and are then injected it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth and help to reverse hair loss.
The body’s plasma plays a large role in the healing process. The platelets contain 7 growth factors which do the following:
- Recruit new hairs to grow
- Keep existing hair healthy
- Stimulate the stem cells around the hair follicles to thicken existing and new hair growth
Best candidates are those that have genetic hair loss and still have some existing hair. We are also seeing results in those who suffer from certain Alopecia disorders.
Results can be seen 2-3 months after second treatment. A series of 3-4 treatments performed 4 weeks apart is recommended, with a booster treatment at 6 months after last treatment. This treatment is beneficial for both men and women.