PRF Hair Loss Treatment FAQs
PRF hair loss treatments utilize the latest scientific advancements in cellular regeneration to repair hair follicles, reverse hair loss, and grow thicker hair.
In this article, the Boston area hair loss experts at ESP Medical & Aesthetics answer patients’ frequently asked questions about innovative, all natural, minimally-invasive PRF hair loss treatments.
What types of hair loss can PRF treat?
PRF therapy has been clinically proven to be effective in reversing both male and female pattern hair loss and baldness (androgenic alopecia). PRF can also treat thinning hair resulting from iron deficiency, metabolic causes, telogen effluvium and medication. PRF treatments can also restore hair growth of the beard or eyebrows in some patients.
What is the PRF hair loss treatment procedure?
During PRF hair loss treatment, the patient’s own blood is drawn just like a simple blood test. The blood is then centrifuged or “spun down” to separate out the PRF (“Platelet Rich Fibrin”). The concentrated PRF is then purified and re-injected back into the patient’s own scalp in the areas of hair loss.
The stem cells, leukocytes and fibrin then stimulate then go to work repairing the dormant hair follicles on a cellular level. This 100% naturally triggers hair regrowth, and increases the strength and thickness of the new individual hair shafts being produced.
How many PRF hair loss treatments are needed?
Response to PRF treatment will vary from person to person, depending upon the cause and the degree of hair loss. But the sooner PRF is started after hair loss begins, the better the results. For the typical hair loss patient, 4 PRF treatments spaced about a month apart are usually recommended. This is then generally followed by quarterly treatments to maintain the results for the first year. After a year, the PRF treatment frequency can be reduced, based on the specific hair regrowth of the patient.
Is PRF hair loss treatment safe?
Just like PRP, the PRF is extracted from the patient’s own blood – making the treatment extremely safe, with no risk of allergic reaction and very little risk of infection or complication. It is 100% natural and has no additives, unlike with PRP.
And, because it is 100% natural, there are not the risks of hair restoration surgery, and there is no long recovery period. Additionally, with PRF facial rejuvenation treatments, your hair will grow in gradually and naturally – with no scars, no “doll hair” plugs, and no downtime – so no one will know you’ve had anything done!
Why is PRF hair loss treatment better than PRP?
PRF is the next generation of PRP. PRF contains greater concentrations of growth factors than PRP. PRF serum also contains stem cells, white blood cells (leucocytes) and fibrin – which PRP does not have.
The stem cells in the PRF are “undifferentiated” cells that literally morph into the cells needed to repair the hair follicles, so they can begin to produce thick, healthy hair shafts again.
And, the fibrin in PRF acts as a scaffolding to keep the growth factors and stem cells in the area of the scalp being treated, so they do not diffuse away from where they needed. This allows for release of more growth factors, for a longer period of time.
Who is a good candidate for PRF hair loss treatment?
Because PRF is 100% natural, it is safe for most healthy adults. PRF is highly effective for both men and women, especially those in the early stages of hair loss.
PRF is also safe and effective for pregnant and postpartum women suffering from telogen effluvium, as well as those with traction alopecia (hair thinning caused by pulled hairstyles
100% natural, minimally invasive PRF hair loss treatment is also ideal for people whose hair is thinning but who can’t or don’t want to take hair loss medications due to the risk of side effects.
However, PRF injections should generally not be performed on patients taking blood thinners, or who have a blood clotting disease, collagen vascular disease, an active infection, or immunosuppression disorders.
When will I see results from PRF hair loss treatment?
Most patients will see a decrease in new hair loss, shedding or thinning almost immediately. The new hair growth usually becomes visible within two to three months after PRF treatment.
Does PRF hair loss treatment hurt?
PRF hair loss treatments are far less painful than hair replacement surgery. Dr. Merchia will apply a topical numbing cream to make the PRF injections more comfortable for you. And while patients may experience some soreness after the procedure, this doesn’t last long – so there is no real “downtime” after the procedure.
Patients universally agree that any minor discomfort is well worth the amazing hair regrowth results that are achieved with PRF hair loss therapy.
PRF Hair Loss Treatment – Boston Area
If you are a man or woman in the Boston area experiencing baldness thinning hair or hair loss, Dr. Merchia can help you restore a full, healthy head of hair with 100% natural, affordable, non-surgical PRF hair restoration treatments.
Now you can feel more confident and attractive with thicker hair! Contact DR. Merchia today to see if PRF hair loss treatments are the right hair restoration solution for you.
PRF Hair Loss Treatment – Boston Area: 508.521.9259