PRP for Hair Disorders
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a treatment used alone and in conjunction with other modalities for certain types of hair loss. PRP consists of concentrated platelets that contain growth factors and stem cells which are derived from your own blood. PRP has been shown to increase circulation to the hair follicles, stimulate follicles to actively grow and may thicken the hair shaft thereby reversing hair miniaturization seen in male and female pattern hair loss.
PRP is obtained by a simple blood draw from the arm. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich layer from the rest of the blood. The PRP layer is retrieved, carefully processed and injected into the areas of hair loss by your provider using a needled syringe.
Prior to scheduling treatment, each patient is given a thorough evaluation by one of our hair loss specialists to determine the best treatment plan and schedule. Most typically, patients are treated monthly for the first three months then every six months thereafter.