PRP is a relatively new and exciting approach to the treatment of hair loss!
Platelet-rich plasma is a concentration of platelets and plasma-derived from the patient’s own blood. In addition to white and red blood cells, PRP is a rich source of specialized proteins containing growth factors and cytokines, which can promote hair growth and healing.
Used for over a decade in orthopaedics to enhance healing after surgery and injuries, PRP is now being used to enhance hair growth by stimulating resting hairs to grow and thicken.
PRP for hair loss is most commonly being used to treat a variety of types of loss such as pattern thinning, also known as androgenetic alopecia, in both men and women, as well as less common conditions such as alopecia areata (patches of balding) and frontal fibrosing folliculitis (a type of scarring hair loss.)
PRP for hair loss has been shown to be most effective for:
Those in the early stages of hair loss
Patients who are not viable candidates for surgery
Women who prefer to avoid hair surgery
Those who don’t have enough quality donor hair for a transplant
This treatment takes approximately