PRP for Hair Restoration

The answer lies in platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. Made from blood plasma with a high concentration of platelets, this substance has already proven effective in healing wounds. By applying it to areas of the scalp affected by androgenic alopecia and other common sources of baldness, we have been able to reverse thinning hairlines and spur new growth. As a Medical spa practice committed to finding safe, affordable hair loss solutions, we take full advantage of this new method.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Platelet rich plasma (prp) is a substance made by taking a sample of the patient’s blood, removing red blood cells, and enriching the remaining plasma with platelets.

    The concentration of platelets is increased by a factor of between 300 and 700 percent, leading to a final count of more than 1 million platelets for every mililiter of plasma. The platelets are then injected into the areas of the patient’s body that needs to be healed.

    Because platelets stop bleeding and restore cell health, this method has long been investigated as a way to heal injuries. Researchers have investigated its effects on everything from tennis elbow to nerve damage to osteoarthritis to chronic pain. Though specific results vary based on the condition it is used to treat, the overall evidence strongly suggests that PRP is a safe, effective, and affordable source of healing.

  • Given its tendency to promote cell growth, researchers hypothesized that if prp were applied to the parts of the scalp subject to balding, it could stimulate hair follicles.

    This could cause hair to begin growing again where it had fallen out while strengthening it in areas where it was thinning.

  • A good candidate for PRP hair restoration is anyone suffering from alopecia but otherwise in good health. Because the treatment is so safe, there are relatively few contraindications.