PRP Injections for Hair Loss
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Platelet rich plasma has taken the world by storm in the last few years as an attractive option to address thinning hair for both men and women. While still few, publications and longer term studies have confirmed safety and efficacy in more and more patients.
The PRP Injection Procedure
First your own blood is taken in the office and the plasma is separated by a centrifuge. Growth factors are found in the concentrated plasma which is important because growth factors are messengers that tell our hair cells and skin to function optimally.
Treatment of Thinning Hair
The idea is it can woke somnolent hair cells to behave more like young healthy hair cells to produce more hair and possibly thicker hair. PRP harnesses your own bodies regenerative powers to stimulate natural hair growth The treatment is thought to facilitate hair follicle development. It is also used for skin rejuvenation and to improve wrinkles, skin tone and condition.
PRP Injection Protocol
We customize PRP intradermal scalp injections to the patients need but typically treat the scalp monthly for three to four months followed by a session every three to four months for the first year. Improvement can be expected within the first two to six months. Additional sessions are spread further out but the effects of PRP are not permanent. It is generally recommended for PRP injection to be periodically continued to maintain improvement in hair restoration.
Patients who are on blood thinners are not good candidates for PRP. Please avoid aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory pain relievers (NSAIDS) like Advil or Aleve one week prior to treatment