PRP Hair Treatment

Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP hair treatment for alopecia is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected back into the scalp to promote hair growth and thickness.

PRP Hair Treatment

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What is prp hair treatment?

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a proven method for treating androgenetic alopecia. Many patients have experienced great success with this in-clinic hair loss therapy.  

Androgenic alopecia, also known as Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL) and Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL), is a common, chronic hair loss disorder affecting men and women. It is characterized by progressive hair loss and affects up to 80% of men and 40% of women. 

PRP, or Platelet-rich plasma, is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma using your blood.  The current methods by which PRP is prepared to report 300-700% enrichment, with platelet concentrations increasing to more than 1,000,000 platelets/L.

Hair Loss Clinics began using PRP hair treatment in dermatology after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells can promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Our PRP technician will draw your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma. 

Using a micro-needling device, platelet rich plasma injections are injected into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. It usually takes a minimum of 3 months to see an improvement.  Most male and female clients can expect a 25% to 40% increase in hair that they have lost.  

PRP hair loss treatment for alopecia works best if your hair loss occurs within five years or so.  It is more challenging to wake up hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time.

A recent study observed a significant reduction in hair loss between the first and fourth injections. Hair count increased from an average number of 71 follicular hair units to 93 follicular hair units. Therefore, the average mean gain is 22.09 follicular units per cm2.

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BENEFITS OF PRP HAIR TREATMENT FOR ALOPECIA

Uses Your Own Blood

Because PRP hair treatment works by injecting regenerative plasma made from platelets derived from a your own blood into your scalp, the procedure is relatively safe.

Non-Invasive Procedure

Unlike hair transplant, PRP hair treatment is a non-invasive procedure. There is no downtime or long recovery after the procedure. The procedure is relatively pain free, just the blood drawing and injection, usually with a micro-needling device.

Effective Therapy

There are many studies confirming the effectiveness of PRP hair treatment for alopecia. A 2015 study showed patients who received PRP injections every 2 to 3 weeks for 3 months showed improvements in the number of hairs, the thickness of those hairs, and the strength of the hair roots.

Affordable

Our PRP hair treatment is very affordable. Individual treatments start are $597. With a package of 6 the price comes down to only $399 per treatment.

Ideal for Men & Women

The ideal patients are younger men and women. PRP hair treatment is more effective when started in the early stages of genetic hair loss and thinning.

Noticeable Results

The results of PRP hair treatment are most noticeable around 3-6 months post treatment. Patients should see improvement in new hair growth, hair retention, and fuller, thicker hair volume.

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR PRP HAIR TREATMENT FOR ALOPECIA

Men and women suffering from androgenetic hair loss can be good candidates for PRP.  It is a very safe procedure and highly effective for most patients.  However, if you have underlying health issues, such as lupus or thyroid disease, then PRP is not recommended.  Patients taking blood thinners should also avoid PRP.

PRP for hair loss is a simple, cost-effective treatment option for men and women suffering from androgenetic alopecia.  If you are experiencing thinning hair, now is the time to act to help restore your hair and gain your confidence back.

PRP Hair Treatment Q&A

Can PRP regrow hair?

Injection of PRP, derived from one’s blood platelets (cells aiding in healing), can help reverse baldness and spur hair growth.

How long does hair PRP last?

He was discussing PRP for Hair: How Long Does It Last? A series of 4-6 visits is necessary for desired results. Hair regrowth can last 18-24 months. Annual touch-ups are suggested as PRP isn’t permanent.

Is PRP hair treatment worth it?

Research indicates PRP is beneficial for hair loss. Hair transplants are the only way to restore lost hair, but PRP therapy can be advantageous for those seeking an alternative or an enhancement to Propecia and Rogaine treatment.

Will PRP thicken my hair?

Yes, PRP can thicken hair by improving the blood flow to your hair follicles. Unlike drugs for hair loss, PRP has little or no known side effects.

Can I take PRP for a lifetime?

Several PRP sessions are necessary for initial outcomes. Afterward, 6-12 month follow-ups are needed to sustain and enhance the treatment’s effects. The solution is not permanent, but it can provide long-lasting results.

What is the disadvantage of PRP?

There are a few disadvantages of PRP. Not all people are comfortable getting their blood taken. Some patients may experience some discomfort during the treatment. Side effects can be some mild bruising or redness.  With any hair loss treatment, there is not a 100% success rate.

Is PRP better than a hair transplant?

The success of a PRP hair treatment depends on the quality of the patient’s blood, and a hair transplant surgery may only be successful if the patient’s goals are met. However, both procedures can offer reliable improvements in most cases for patients who are considered strong candidates.

Why am I losing more hair after PRP?

PRP injections can cause hair shedding, as the growth factors stimulate the hair follicles, leading to temporary loss as new, healthier and thicker strands push out the old. More follicles mean more hairs will fall out and be replaced.

Is PRP result permanent?

There is no cure for hair loss. PRP has been beneficial for hair and skin; however, it isn’t a long-term solution for hair loss. After the treatment, hair can be easily managed with occasional clinic trips.

What is the success rate of PRP?

PRP should be one of many treatments used to treat hair loss. It is more effective when combined with other topical treatments and is effective in 70% of patients who use it.

How many PRP sessions are needed for hair?

Most patients do a round of 3 to 6 PRP hair treatments.  After this, patients should see stronger, denser, thicker hair for 1 – 5 years with the occasional maintenance treatments.

Can I see the results after 1 PRP?

It may take 3-12 months to see PRP results, though many start to see improvement at three months. Photos are taken before each treatment to track progress.

Is minoxidil better than PRP?

Scientists determined PRP was more successful than minoxidil since those receiving it saw faster, better results, plus a decrease in short vellus hair, yellow dots, and dystrophic hair.

Can PRP stop receding hairline?

Thickness and density can improve in treated spots, balding and thinning may reverse, receding hairline may regrow, and confidence grows as problem areas diminish.

Who should avoid PRP treatment?

PRP is safe for most people; however, people with the following conditions should avoid PRP:

  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Heart disease, which requires taking a blood thinner
  • Skin cancer in the area treated.
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