Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss due to hormonal and environmental causes or stress. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. PRP treatment utilizes the growth factors from your own blood for healing the bald spots and hair thinning areas.
The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase for thinning hair. The dormant scalp tissues are pumped with the growth factors of PRP to give nutrition to the scalp cells, promote the supply of new blood to the hair follicles, and minimize scalp inflammation to create productive and healthy hair follicles. As a result the scalp is rejuvenated with a renewed ability to produce thicker new hair.
As a non-surgical treatment option, we recommend PRP therapy along with Minoxidil and DHT blockers or for those patients who can not tolerate or have side effects with these medications.
Potential side effects of PRP hair restoration are mild swelling on the forehead, mild headache, and possible tenderness of the scalp from PRP injection, that usually goes away in 1-2 days. The decision to use PRP is a personal one and should be made after careful consideration and consultation with a physician.