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WHAT TO EXPECT WITH PRP HAIR GROWTH TREATMENTS


 

WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated form of plasma that is full of platelets. It is used for injections in the scalp or eyebrow area to stimulate hair growth. It cannot stimulate hair to grow in places without a hair follicle. PRP is a highly concentrated form of growth factors (stem cells) that have been shown in studies to stimulate hair growth in areas where there are hair follicles.


Procedure:

  • A prescription numbing cream will need to be applied every 20 minutes one hour prior to procedure.

  • Treatment area will be prepped using a sterilizing solution.

  • Blood will be collected from your arm by a trained medical professional.

  • The blood vial is then put inside a centrifuge, which spins and causes the PRP to separate from the blood.

  • The concentrated PRP cells are then collected from the tube. Once the centrifugation is complete, the top layer of the tube’s content is collected. This layer is composed of your very own platelets and white blood cells. It is full of growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle to regrow the dormant hair shaft.

  • The platelet rich plasma produced from the centrifugation is then injected & micro-needled into the scalp to help regenerate tissue.

How many treatments will I need?

  • Most people will require a minimum of 3 monthly treatments, but up to 6 may be required initially with 2-3 maintenance treatments per year.

  • For best results 1ml of topical Minoxidil 5% solution will need to be continued twice daily throughout the process and afterwards to prevent the hair follicle from returning to dormancy.

Cost & length of procedure

  • Each procedure will take between 1-2 hours depending on the size of the treatment area. Each session costs $400.

Additional Information

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352647518300315


https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/platelet-rich-plasma-does-the-cure-for-hair-loss-lie-within-our-blood-2020051119748


https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/plateletrich-plasma-prp-treatment



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