PRP, or platelet-rich-plasma, is a concentrated component of your own blood that has a wide range of healing properties. Among them is the ability to stimulate and strengthen hair follicles.

What are platelets, and what is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelets are a type of blood cell that help with forming clots when you have a cut. These cells clump together through complex signaling processes, and block off the openings that let bleeding continue. But platelets also signal to other cells and start a very intricate healing cascade. 

Platelet-rich plasma is the part of the blood that contains some fluid and the platelets themselves, in high concentrations.

How is PRP for hair loss performed?

A small sample of your blood is taken, centrifuged to separate out the platelets (one of the types of cells in the blood), and then those are re-injected into the scalp. This quick and easy to perform procedure delivers growth factors and other important immune system elements directly to the hair follicles, helping to boost hair growth in most patients.

Does PRP for hair loss work?

While there is no treatment that works perfectly in everyone, PRP has been shown to yield very good results in most patients. It is a maintenance procedure. However, and must be frequently repeated to continue delivering the therapy to the hair follicles during their growth cycle.

How long does it take to see results from PRP for hair loss?

Typically, it takes a few months to see the results from this treatment.

What are the benefits of PRP for hair loss over traditional hair transplants?

PRP treatments are fast and simple to perform. There are no incisions made, and therefore no significant scars. There is minimal downtime, with most patient reporting mild soreness and very little pain. Swelling is also generally very slight, and goes away quickly. There is no surgery involved, and it can be performed onto any area of the scalp. It is also an excellent technique for both women and men, and the results happen gradually. The final best part is that, because there is no removal of hair, the existing follicles do not need to recycle from the beginning, so you don’t have the initial period of hair loss then regrowth that you would have with traditional transplants.

The bottom line with PRP for hair loss:

A safe, quick, effective method of giving your existing hair a boost, with minimal downtime and very few limitations. Schedule your consultation today.