Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Loss

by Dr. Halland Chen, MD

Platelet rich plasma hair loss treatment – also known as PRP therapy – is a safe, easy, and natural way to combat hair loss. It has been proven effective in fighting male pattern baldness, alopecia, and even hair loss caused by iron deficiency and medication.

The procedure behind plasma hair restoration is simple, and only takes about eighty minutes to complete. Blood is drawn from the patient just as it is in routine testing. It is then put in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood, and this concentrated sample is injected into the patient’s scalp under topical anesthetic. The stem cells present in human blood aid in tissue regeneration, as has been proven with their usage in sports medicine and plastic surgery, and this also encourages miniaturizing hair follicles to become healthier and produce thicker, stronger hair.

It is a safer alternative to surgeries and medications because there are no outside influences, only your own blood – so any danger of infection or autoimmune response is nonexistent. There is minimal pain during recovery, which can be managed easily with over-the-counter painkillers, and any swelling can be expected to go down within forty-eight hours although strenuous activity should be avoided until it subsides. Hair can be washed normally immediately after the treatment.

Plasma hair restoration has demonstrated good results for most patients, and PRP itself has been a well-respected method in other branches of medicine for years. Some patients have reported thicker hair as soon as two weeks, though two to eight months is normal and increasing growth continues for a year after treatment. Due to the non-invasive nature of platelet rich plasma hair loss therapy, it can be administered every three to four months. It can also be prescribed alongside other treatments such as Minoxidil and HRT blockers.

Overall, plasma hair restoration is a great option for those who don’t wish to undergo surgery, or for those who want to augment their surgical or pharmaceutical treatments. The simplicity and safety of the procedure makes it perfect for almost anyone experiencing hair loss.

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