PRP Hair Restoration
Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP is highly concentrated platelets within blood plasma created from your own body. We take these platelets and inject them into the designated areas of the skin in order to stimulate growth. This product prevents further hair loss in the specified area and rejuvenates that area to grow full, beautiful hair again. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bosley today to see if this procedure is right for you.
How does PRP therapy work?
Physicians began using PRP therapy over a decade ago to speed the healing process in damaged joints after surgery.
During the treatment, a technician draws your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and plasma. Doctors then inject the plasma, which helps repair blood vessels, promote cell growth and wound healing, and stimulate collagen production.
Doctors began using PRP in dermatology after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells help promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle.
Doctors inject plasma into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. They typically administer injections monthly for three months, then spread them out over about three or four months for up to two years. The injection schedule will depend on your genetics, pattern and amount of hair loss, age and hormones.
How does PRP therapy compare with other options?
Other treatments for hair loss currently on the market are often more problematic for many patients.
There are two FDA-approved medications for treating hair loss: finasteride and minoxidil. But you must take these drugs consistently over time and results are inconsistent, she says.
Each drug also sometimes has side effects:
- Minoxidil may cause dryness and itching on the scalp.
- Finasteride may cause sexual dysfunction in men.
Hair transplantation is another option, but it requires cuts in the scalp and recovery time is longer.