PRP Hair Loss Treatment FAQs
What is PRP Hair Loss Treatment?
PRP is short for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are your body’s natural healing and growth factors. We pull this out of your blood and concentrate it into an injection. We then inject the PRP into the area where we want to promote growth and healing. In this case, the injection will naturally stimulate hair growth.
PRP has been used in sports medicine for over a decade to naturally regenerate injured joints. PRP is also used in the popular skin rejuvenating “vampire facials” for its ability to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and collagen production. More recently PRP has been used as well as a hair regrowth treatment.
This method is advantageous because it is a simple procedure that does not require surgery. The overall treatment time after multiple injections is about 60 minutes. Since we use your body’s healing factors, it is very safe and rarely are the results disappointing. Finally, the results will produce natural hair and recovery time is very quick.
Does PRP Hair Loss Treatment hurt?
Depending on the sensitivity of a patient’s scalp, some patients may report some minor discomfort. However, our doctors can apply some topical numbing cream to make the therapy more comfortable for you. You may experience some soreness after the procedure, but most patients report this passing after a couple of days.
Is PRP Hair Loss Treatment safe?
Since a PRP injection is produced from the patient’s own blood, there is no risk for an allergic reaction. We are just moving one part of your blood to another part of your body. Infections are possible at the point of injection, but we maintain a very high level of cleanliness at our facility and will send you home with instructions on how to keep the treatment area clean and free from possible infection.