If you are one of the millions of men and women that suffer from hair loss and thinning, you may feel frustrated and believe that the situation is entirely out of your control.
And while you may not be able to fix hair loss on your own, your body’s natural healing mechanisms can! PRP for hair loss utilizes platelet-rich plasma, which is a portion of blood, to stimulate follicles and help patients to regrow their own hair.
If you would like to learn more about nonsurgical PRP therapy for hair restoration, read on.
What Is PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP for hair loss is a nonsurgical treatment that harvests regenerative properties from the patient’s own blood in order to stimulate hair growth.
The treatment is performed in an office-setting in about an hour and requires zero downtime.
How Can PRP Stimulate Hair Growth?
PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, is a portion of the blood that is chock full of proteins and growth factors.
To harness these healing mechanisms, a sample of blood is taken from the patient and spun in a centrifuge. This separates PRP from other blood components.
The substance is then placed in a syringe and injected into dormant hair follicles. Once PRP penetrates follicles, it promotes cellular activity and prolongs the growth phase of the hair cycle.
As a result, women and men who choose PRP for hair loss experience increased hair count, thickness, and length.
How Many PRP Treatments Are Needed for Hair Restoration?
Most patients achieve optimal hair growth with a series of three-to-four treatments spaced one month apart. Maintenance sessions every three-to-six months thereafter are recommended to preserve PRP benefits.
Learn More About PRP for Hair
If you are considering PRP for hair loss, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.