Platelet rich plasma, often termed as PRP, is concentrated blood plasma (composition of blood) that contains approximately five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Platelets contain growth factors that promote regeneration of cells in the body.
There are many benefits of using PRP treatment to promote healing for hair growth. Highly concentrated growth factors in the form of platelets have been shown to generate new hair growth and thicken thinned out hair. However, if hair follicles are completely lost, this procedure is less likely to help patients.
PRP therapy is performed in 3 stages. First, blood is collected from your vein by a nurse and placed in a special container. The container is then placed in a centrifuge machine where your blood is spun for 5 minutes. When the centrifuge has stopped spinning, your blood components have been separated. The concentrated platelets have been separated from your normal whole blood. The PRP that contains abundant growth factors and stem cells is now ready to be applied to the scalp. This treatment is a safe choice because the patient is the source of their own PRP.
Next, the rich concentration of platelets is applied to the scalp where hair loss has begun. This is done with injections using a very fine needle covering the area of hair thinning. There is minimal discomfort.
The final stage of treatment is to apply LED LightStim therapy to the area for 20 minutes. This further enhances the beneficial effects of the PRP.
The injected area may be tender to the touch, which may take 2-3 days to diminish.
Patients generally have to receive this treatment multiple times before seeing results. Initially, we recommend 4 treatments, 3-4 weeks apart. Maintenance will require 1-2 additional treatments each year.
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