Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP Therapy is an exciting non-surgical therapy for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. Both men and women can benefit from this treatment.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Human blood contains essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. These cells are separated out of the blood and reinjected back into the same patient's scalp where hair loss has occurred.
A very tiny needle used in infants is used in our clinic to remove blood from the patient's arm. The blood is spun down in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood. An anesthetic is then used on the scalp and the PRP is injected into the scalp painlessly. Typically patients will have 4 sessions at monthly intervals. Each session takes about 20 minutes.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND PRP
PRP contains platelets which are thought to cause cellular growth by stimulating stem cells in the region of hair loss. These platelets promote healing, accelerate the rate of tissue healing and regeneration and form new cellular growth. Inside the platelets are structures such as glycogen, lysosomes, and alpha granules. These granules within the PRP contain growth factors that are eventually released during the healing and repair process.
IS PRP FOR ME?
PRP has been used with success in other medical and surgical specialties for years. The decision to use PRP is a personal one and should be made in consultation with your physician. The treatment is safe and natural because the treatment concentrates healthy cells from your own body and injects them back into the area of the scalp that requires treatment. There is no chance of getting a blood infection from another human. PRP involves using your own cells that are not modified and it will not be rejected by your immune system since they are your own cells.
Success in all medical treatments can vary depending upon the patient and PRP therapy is no exception.
We suggest you schedule a complimentary consultation with our physician to learn if PRP therapy is right for you.