Plasma rich treatment (PRP) is used to restore hair growth.Growth hormones are derived from the platelets which then stimulate lost hair follicles. The platelets are injected through the region that is thinning/balding which supplies the nutrients it requires to continue growing a thicker fuller and healthier hair strand.
*Includes: nerve block, 2wks follow-up
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person's blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp
According to published reports, PRP tends to improve hair caliber and hair growth for about four to six weeks, requiring repeated treatments once a month for 3 months. On average, however, most patients will require their repeat PRP treatment after 6-12 months in order to maintain the hair growth effects
Anyone experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best.
Platelet-rich plasma injections may not be appropriate for a patient who:
In summary, for those patients who are good candidates and are willing to have surgery, hair transplantation is their best option for the best results. For those unwilling or who are not good candidates for a hair transplant, PRP provides a new and exciting option
Researchers concluded PRP was more effective than minoxidil because patients in the PRP group had earlier and better responses, as well as a significant decrease in short vellus hair, yellow dots and dystrophic hair
PRP treatment has been proven to be highly effective in stopping the negative effect of DHT on the hair follicle if the treatment begins in time before the hair follicle is completely shrunken.
DHT decreases the size of the hair follicle, which in turn inhibits hair growth. PRP has the opposite effect on the hair follicle. Blood plasma is injected into the scalp and the growth factors in the blood plasma stimulate the stem cells surrounding the hair follicles. The hair follicles expand, and the hair follicle may then produce a stronger hair. Hair growth also increases with PRP.
After 3 treatments, the patient usually only needs to have one PRP treatment every six months to maintain the positive effect of PRP.
However, if you have very high levels of DHT, it’s possible that PRP will not have as great of an effect because the negative effect of DHT cancels out the positive effect of PRP.