PRP for Hair Growth
What is PRP?
Platelets are one of blood's four main components (the other three are red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma). Platelets help cells to grow and regenerate. Platelets are about five times more concentrated in PRP than in conventional blood, as the phrase "platelet-rich plasma" suggests. Platelets generate growth factors that are supposed to aid in wound healing and tissue renewal, hence this concentration of platelets is beneficial.
How does PRP for Hair Loss work?
After researchers discovered that large concentrations of platelets in plasma cells can boost hair development by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle, dermatologists began utilizing PRP.
Doctors inject plasma into the scalp to reverse hair loss. Injections are usually given monthly for three months, then stretched out across three or four months for up to two years. Your injection schedule will be determined by your genetics, hair loss pattern and severity, age, and hormones.
Frequently Asked Questions
In most cases, patients notice improvements in 3 to 6 months. The response time, however, may vary.
It takes roughly 30-45 minutes during a routine office appointment.
It works best when thinning hair already exists.
This treatment has a personalized response with a range of effectiveness. It isn't always effective. Patients are tracked to see how effective the treatment is.