PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an in office treatment that takes less than an hour to complete with no activity restrictions afterwards.
PRP restores thinning hair by stimulating inactive and newly implanted hair follicles to an active growth phase. PRP is used to improve the thickness of hair after a hair transplant, reduce shedding, reverse miniaturization of hairs that occurs for several years in male and female pattern hair loss, and generally enhance the overall recovery after a hair transplant.
PRP is a good option for patients who are not candidates for transplant surgery, or patients who have recently had a hair transplant and want to maximize their results.
As a stand-alone treatment for hair loss, PRP works best on patients experiencing thinning hair or “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp,where functioning hair follicles can still be observed. PRP can also help patients with small areas of alopecia areata. For men and women with fine miniaturization and thinning hair, a series of PRP treatments at 4-6 week intervals,usually three, followed by a booster treatment at one year, can have amazing hair thickening effects.
PRP is created by separating platelets from a blood sample using centrifugation, a high-velocity spinning process. The result is a highly concentrated platelet rich serum that is strategically injected into areas of the scalp where hair loss is occurring. No aftercare is needed and you can return to your activities immediately.