Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Treatment.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that contains approximately three to five times the concentration of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Platelets contain many growth factors and bioactive substances that facilitate hair growth.
Recent studies have suggested that PRP is a safe and effective treatment option for male and female pattern hair loss. PRP can be injected into the balding scalp to stimulate thin (miniaturized) hair to grow into thicker (terminal) hairs. Patients with thinning, but not totally bald, areas would be the best candidates.
Other Treatment for Hair Loss.
– Red Light Therapy
What to Expect During Your Treatment.
A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn sterilely into an enclosed non-pyrogenic sterile tube. It is processed by spinning in a centrifuge to separate platelets from other components of the blood. Platelets are left in the layer of plasma at about three to five times higher concentration than they are in normal blood. The platelet-rich plasma is then sterilely transferred to a sterile syringe and re-injected into the treatment area that has been cleaned with an antibacterial cleansing solution.
Is it Safe?
Only the components of the patient’s own blood are reintroduced into the treatment area. Hence, there is no concern for infections. PRP is never exposed to the outside environment and therefore there is no possibility of contamination.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most patients will require one dose of PRP during each treatment session. Some patients with large areas of hair loss may require two doses of PRP per treatment.
The treatments are administered by one of Metro Laser & Aesthetics providers and take about 30 minutes. Photographs are taken at every treatment and evaluation session to assess the benefits of therapy.