How PRF Hair Loss Treatment Works
PRF is extracted from the patient’s own blood, so it is 100% natural and contains no additives. This makes the treatment extremely safe, with no risk of allergic reaction and very little risk of infection or complication.
PRF is short for “Platelet Rich Fibrin”. The PRF plasma or “serum” contains fibrin, stem cells, white blood cells, and an even higher concentration of growth factors than PRP. PRF is the next generation of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) hair restoration. In addition to having more growth factor than PRP, PRP does not contain fibrin, stem cells or white blood cells like PRF does – all of which both contribute to tissue regeneration.
The stem cells in the PRF are “undifferentiated” cells that literally morph into the cells needed to repair the follicles, to restore their functioning and regrow hair. The fibrin in PRF acts as a kind of cellular “scaffolding” that serves to keep the growth factors and stem cells in the injection area around the follicles. This keeps these regenerative substances from diffusing away from where they are needed. As a result, more growth factor is released, for a longer period of time, to more effectively heal the follicles.
While results vary from person to person, typically four consecutive treatments spaced a month apart are needed to treat hair loss. A customized schedule of maintenance treatments will be recommended for the patient’s unique needs. And, after a year, maintenance frequency can be reduced, based on the patient.
Dr. Merchia will apply some 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.
PRF hair loss treatment is much less expensive and far less painful than hair restoration surgery. And, because it is 100% natural, there are not the risks of surgery, and there is no long recovery period. Additionally, with PRF hair loss treatments, your hair will grow in naturally – and no one will know you’ve had anything done!