What is PRP?
As part of the body’s healing ability, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to the point of care. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are well known to release numerous growth factors that respond to tissue injury and initiate and promote the conditions for healing.
How does PRP work?
PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can theoretically cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase.
What to expect with PRP treatments
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp in small injections. No sedation or any medication is given during the procedure. Patients can continue normal activity after the treatment, there is no downtime with a PRP hair injection.