PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Therapy is a process by which a hair restoration surgeon takes a small amount (1 vial) of a patient's own blood and removes the platelets and plasma. The hair restoration surgeon then injects them just under the scalp where hair growth is desired. Scientists believe that the hormones and growth factors in platelet rich plasma hold the key to renewed hair growth as well as turning smaller, thinner hair shafts into thicker, fuller hair. This treatment is available for men AND women.
Because PRP therapy uses your own platelets and plasma, there is no danger of rejection. It also concentrates the good cells from your own body into the area of the scalp where it is needed. Platelet rich plasma therapy is ideal for patients who have follicles with hair that has become smaller and smaller over the years. It is also appropriate for patients who want to slow or even reverse hair loss without surgery.
The latest data indicates 3 PRP therapy treatments has the greatest effectiveness for hair growth stimulation. Many patients get PRP once every other year after the initial 3 treatments.
PRP is used for all Hair Restoration/Hair Loss patients, including patients who come in for Robotic Hair Transplants. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic treatment for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. The use of PRP for the treatment of alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia (hereditary male or female hair loss) is available from Dr. Mark Bishara's office.