Platelet-rich plasma treatments are growing in popularity among adult men and women of all ages who want rapid aesthetic results with no downtime. Platelet-rich plasma for hair regeneration treatments is a non-surgical procedure capable of improving hair regeneration.
PRP therapy has been used as a medical therapy for over two decades as a medical treatment modality in sports medicine and orthopedics with generally positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth. PRP contains special cells called Platelets. After injection, the platelets release growth factors in the microenvironment of the hair follicle, which can stimulate inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase.
How is the procedure performed?
PRP therapy is a three-step process.
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge — a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities.
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
How many treatments do you need?
Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 6 months.
What could you expect after the procedure?
Results vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed. However, many people who undergo platelet-rich plasma injections find that their skin is brighter, smoother, tighter and more rejuvenated or hair re-start to grow several weeks after the treatment. Results typically continue to improve over the course of several months and may last over a year and a half or more.
If you are interested in PRP treatments for Hair Regeneration, please contact us and have a free consultation with Dr. Yuan.