PRESCRIPTION HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS
PLASMA RICH PROTEIN (PRP)
A new hair-loss treatment is giving hope to millions of people with thinning hair.
The treatment, called Platelet Rich Plasma therapy — or PRP — could help regrow and thicken hair without surgery, drugs or expensive treatments, experts say.
PRP relies on the patient’s own platelets. The patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a machine, where the plasma is separated from the blood and injected directly into that patient’s scalp.
The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate the regrowth and thickening of hair follicles.
Non-Surgical Hair Restoration
PRP Hair Loss Treatment
PRP is an exciting new non-surgical option for men and women who require stimulation of hair growth to treat thinning hair. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is your blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. Platelets contain numerous growth factors to help stimulate collagen and tissue regeneration. Highly concentrated growth factors in the form of platelets have been shown to generate new hair growth, thicken thinned out hair, and make hair transplants grow thicker and healthier.
Am I A Good Candidate?
Not everyone is an ideal candidate to undergo this procedure. Anyone who has fine or thinning hair, androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness – hair loss at the top of the scalp and a receding hairline particularly along the temples), and women with male pattern alopecia can also benefit from the PRP Hair Loss Treatment. Also, if hair follicles are completely lost, this procedure is less likely to help patients. Patients may need to opt for hair transplant surgery.
First, your blood is drawn in our office. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge. The centrifuge then separates the PRP from the rest of the blood. A topical anesthetic is applied to the scalp so you are as comfortable as possible. The patient’s hair is then washed and the micro needling takes place. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. is then injected into the scalp. This is a very safe procedure with virtually no side effects since you are utilizing materials from your own body. Since an inflammatory process is initiated at the wound site, there may be mild pain or discomfort felt by the patient at the site where PRP is injected. Patient are not advised not to take any anti-inflammatory medication since it may interfere Also, if hair follicles are completely lost, this procedure is less likely to help patients. Patients may need to opt for hair transplant surgery.