PRP & Hair Restoration
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has a concentrated source of growth factors. PRP hair treatment is a non-surgical, therapeutic procedure used for hair loss to replenish damaged hair follicles, stop the further effects of the hair loss cycle from continuing and stimulate new growth. The procedure can last up to 1 hour and it has no downtime after the procedure.
How does it work?
Promote hair re-growth in cases of alopecia, baldness or thinning hair when injected into the scalp.
How is PRP obtained?
8 ml of blood is drawn from your arm, in the same way you would have a regular blood test. The drawn blood is placed in a centrifuge for 5 to 10 minutes. This equipment spins the blood at high speed to separate the lighter plasma from the rest of contents of the blood. This isolated platelet rich plasma is “activated” once injected into the scalp with a thin needle. These injections stimulate the activation of the growth factors in your blood cells which then stimulate hair growth.
Who is the ideal candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?
The best results are seen with people who are in the early stages of thinning hair, who still have active or somewhat active follicles but they are not producing as much hair.
Will PRP work for inactive follicles ?
PRP has been shown to reactive inactive follicles over time, you may just need more treatments than someone whose follicles are still somewhat active.
Topical anesthesia is applied to your scalp to keep you comfortable during your treatment
How many treatments do I need?
PRP protocol has a time lag of 3 weeks to allow for the activation, proliferative, and healing processes to ensue.
Growth factors within PRP:
• Platelet-derived growth factor—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation
• Transforming growth factor-b—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism
• Vascular endothelial growth factor—promotes blood vessel formation
• Epidermal growth factor—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation
• Fibroblast growth factor-2—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation
• Insulin like growth factor—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body