PRP injections, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, have long been known to have regenerative properties and have been used in sports medicine for years to help speed recovery following surgery.
PRP is now a popular non-surgical method of hair loss treatment and hair restoration for women and men. PRP also treats pattern baldness known as androgenetic alopecia. PRP uses your own protein rich blood cells to stimulate hair growth. These protein rich blood cells are concentrated up to 3x the normal blood value. PRP cells are injected into your scalp where you are experiencing hair loss. PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate hair follicles to slow down hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
During a PRP hair loss treatment, a patient’s blood is drawn, then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood, allowing it to be reconstituted into a gel which can then be injected into the skin. This little amount of blood with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). When injected into the effected area, PRP stimulates hair follicles to slow down loss and stimulate new hair growth.
No medication is required pre or post procedure and PRP injections can be performed every month.