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.
What is prp hair treatment?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a proven method for the treatment of 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 both 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 own blood. The current methods by which PRP is prepared report 300-700% enrichment, with platelet concentrations consequently 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 out the platelets and plasma.
Using a micro needling device, the plasma is injected into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. It usually takes minimum of 3 months to see an improvement. Most clients, both male and female, can expect to see a 25% to 40% increase in hair that they have lost. PRP Therapy for alopecia works best if your hair loss occurred within 5 years or so. It is more challenging to wake up hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time.
In a recent study, a significant reduction in hair loss was observed between first and fourth injection. Hair count increased from average number of 71 hair follicular units to 93 hair follicular units. Therefore, average mean gain is 22.09 follicular units per cm2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 both 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.