PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is the latest treatment option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss and thinning. PRP (platelet rich plasma) is your very own blood that is drawn in office and spun down to separate out the platelets and plasma. Within this serum, is your very own growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. The platelets and growth factors in PRP can theoretically cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the micro-environment of the hair follicle. These special cells promote healing; accelerate 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 slow/stop hair loss and promote new follicles into an active growth phase.
Most patients should expect to receive a total of 4 treatments in the first year. The first 3 treatments are spaced 1 month apart – they are to stop hair loss. The next treatment is in 3 months – to promote new hair growth. To maintain your new growth after the first 4 treatments, 1 treatment every 6 months is expected.
PRP works by responding to your own bodies growth factors, therefore being healthy as possible is key!