Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a proactive and therapeutic approach to men’s and women’s hair loss. PRP is a non-surgical hair therapeutic option for those that require hair growth through stimulation of the scalp area.
How Dows PRP Really Work?
Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and antilogous blood products that contain specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. In both Europe and in the United States, published medical literature confirms the safe use of PRP therapy. It has been proven an effective method with certain types of oral surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, sports medicine, and orthopedics. For the past two decades, PRP therapy has been used in these fields with wonderful results. For hair restoration, there has been growing evidence that proves that PRP therapy is a promising treatment option for the stimulation of hair growth.
PRP therapy is in the early stages of scientific research when it comes to hair restoration. It is not meant to simply replace currently FDA-approved treatments like DHT blockers (Minoxidil). It does, however, show great promise as a non-surgical therapeutic option for patients with hair loss.
How is the Procedure Performed?
The first step of this procedure is to draw your blood, just like you have done at your doctor’s office. The blood is then put into a centrifuge where it is spun to isolate the PRP and remove whatever remains of the blood.
Once the PRP has been isolated, a topical anesthetic is used on the patient and the PRP is then injected into the patient’s scalp. Depending on your hair development and requirements, it is recommended that this procedure be done once a year or semi-annually. Since this methodology has many advantages for hair follicle improvements, this technique can be used pre-operatively, intraoperative, or post operatively.
Does PRP Therapy Work?
The results are not the same for everyone. Some hair transplant specialists will use PRP to the scalp for those patients that are not surgical candidates. It is performed every three to four months. Other specialists will use PRP before, or in the midst of surgery to ensure hair survivability.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is quickly becoming a positive non-surgical procedure that aids in the growth of hair that has been lost. Research has shown that PRP has increased the amount of hair growth for individuals involved in the latest study with patients experiencing hair loss or who used it to help aid in hair survivability after transplants.