PRP has been widely used to treat joint pain, but in the last few years it was discovered that PRP was also effective for helping men and women with thinning hair by working directly on the hair follicles.
How does PRP for Hair Loss Work?
As we age, more and more hair follicles transition into a dormant stage of the growth cycle. PRP is injected into the areas of concern to stimulate the hair follicles. A number of scientific articles have shown increasing hair count, thickness and more hair follicles in the growth phase.
How is the Procedure Performed?
PRP is injected along thinning or bald areas. The natural growth factors in PRP can recruit new hairs to grow by stimulating the hair follicles, keeps hair in the growth phase and helps maintain hair by increasing the blood supply to the follicle. The growth factors in the serum stimulate hair follicles that are not functioning properly.
- Thinning hair
- Receding hairline
- Baldness (including small bald spots)
Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient's response and results. Anticipated results can first be seen within two to three months. Texture, thickness, and growth of new hair follicles will begin as soon as 2 weeks after initial treatment.