Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a medicine that can help enhance your body’s abilities to heal. You can use it when getting hair transplants or other cosmetic surgery.

Doctors can use platelets to aid in the healing of a wound. They can speed up the process to make it happen more quickly or use it to treat trauma, such as when someone is hurt, as well as joint tissue injuries. The drug also helps with hair transplantation and other cosmetic operations.Some treatments are safe because they use the patient’s tissues. These treatments can occur alone or in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures. We also provide stand-alone PRP treatments for hair loss. We use this in conjunction with FUE hair transplant surgery, but they can occur without surgery as well. Learn what you need to know about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss.

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What Is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment?

Blood plasma is a yellowish-liquid blood component that keeps blood cells suspended. The liquid in our blood makes up about 55% of the blood in our body. It is the extracellular fluid’s intravascular component.

Platelets, small pieces of cells found in blood, help with blood clotting. The platelets get messages when you suffer a cut or bruise. Platelets go to the damaged place, and they go to work healing the cut or bruise. They also send out some chemicals which make more platelets come to the clot, speeding up the process of clotting.

Plasma is the liquid part of blood that carries red cells, white cells, and platelets to all parts of your body.

Platelets are essential blood cells that make clots and help people grow and heal. Platelets consist of 55% of blood, which comprises plasma. The plasma helps our cells by transporting nutrients and proteins, controlling blood pressure and volume, and removing waste from the cells.

PRP injections follow from spinning your blood. A technician will spin one to several tubes of blood, and the platelets will be injected into your body. This injection causes growth factors in the body to release, stimulating and increasing the number of cells that promote healing.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss

How Is PRP Used to Treat Hair Loss?

PRP therapy for hair loss is a three-step procedure in which your blood is extracted, purified, and injected into the scalp. Plasma’s natural color makes it easy to observe as separation happens during centrifuge.

Some doctors believe that PRP injections can help people with hair loss. They believe that this treatment can help your hair to grow back. Doctors can perform this treatment in combination with other treatments or medications for hair loss.

PRP therapy has been in existence since the 1980s, but insufficient research exists concerning whether PRP is an effective hair loss treatment. PRP has been applied to health concerns such as healing injured tendons, sprained joints, pulled muscles, and hair loss.

PRP follows a three-step process. Some PRP requires three treatments (four to six weeks apart), and some need maintenance treatments every four to six months.

Step 1: Technicians place some of your blood into a machine that spins rapidly and divides the fluids into different densities.

Step 2: Your blood separates into three layers after 10 minutes in the centrifuge: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells.

Step 3: PRP is drawn into a syringe and injected into areas of the scalp where hair is needed to regrow.

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Is PRP Hair Regrowth Effective?

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How Does PRP Therapy Treat Androgenic Alopecia?

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Is PRP Hair Regrowth Effective?

PRP therapy is one of the latest hair restoration treatments today. Moreover, this treatment accelerates the healing in various areas of the body. It can help restore and stimulate hair growth on the balding areas of the scalp.

PRP therapy addresses male pattern baldness. It contains growth factors and proteins that speed up and stimulate tissue repair, and it can help reverse the process that occurs in male pattern baldness.

Studies about PRP aren’t entirely proven yet. One theory says that the body operates more efficiently when the blood flows better. Red blood cells carry oxygen through your body, and they help your organs work well. Oxygen helps cells grow too.

The proteins in platelets are the most intriguing aspect of this notion. According to one theory, the proteins contain other growth factors such as the following:

  • Epidermal growth factor (EGF)
  • Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)
  • Interleukin (IL)-1
  • Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
  • Transforming growth factor (TGF)
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)

The growth factors help new follicles form and cause new blood vessels to grow. PRP treatments in areas of the scalp where hair is thinning could help the follicles produce hair more efficiently. But enough blood flow needs to occur for the treatment to be helpful. More research is required in order to find out if stand-alone therapies are beneficial.

Few studies about stand-alone PRP treatments for hair loss exist. The studies that do exist were undertaken at an early stage of the research process.

For example, in a 2014 study, 11 people who had not experienced desirable results from using oral finasteride or topical minoxidil received 2 to 3 milliliters of PRP (a blood product) four times. Researchers found that hair loss slowed between the first and fourth injections of PRP. The researchers found that PRP treatments were effective for treating people with male pattern baldness.

This pilot study offers good news for people who want to try PRP for hair loss. However, more research will need to occur before it is proven effective as a stand-alone treatment. More studies will need to be conducted with more participants than this pilot study.

Some debate exists about whether stand-alone injections can work for restoring hair. But PRP has been proven to be very effective in healing wounds. That is why we almost always use PRP treatments with FUE (follicular unit extraction).

After the hair follicles get taken from your head, you can inject your PRP back into your scalp to help you heal.

It’s essential to take care of your hair after you’ve received a transplant. After the surgery, do not wash or brush your hair for a week. Don’t dye it for at least a month. These processes will help you have a successful transplant and let the donor site heal.

How Does PRP Therapy Treat Androgenic Alopecia?

In PRP treatment for hair loss, the surgeon will extract blood from the patient. Then, they will put it into a centrifuge machine to separate the PRP from the blood. PRP is essential in promoting cell regeneration. After that, Dr. Barnard, Dr. Golio, Clinician Daniels, or Dr. Singh will inject the PRP components onto your balding scalp. PRP for hair loss may take a couple of sessions to see positive results. Thus, you may need to receive many PRP sessions to maintain the results.

Is PRP for Hair Loss a Safe Treatment?

The risks of PRP side effects are mild and include headaches, pain, redness, and temporary hair shedding.

PRP may not be a good option for people who have a history of bleeding disorders or autoimmune diseases.

PRP Hair Treatment: How Much Does It Cost?

At Hair Transplant Specialists – New York City (NYC), a person can do PRP with other hair transplant procedures. These treatments cost approximately $1,000 for each session. You need three sessions before you can see determine whether PRP is working. PRP can also be used as a less invasive treatment for hair loss that costs $1,500 per treatment or three treatments for $3,000.

Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) a Good Option for You?

Conditions that make you not able to receive a PRP treatment are cancer, liver disease, sepsis, low platelet count, and infection. Schedule an appointment with us before moving forward with the treatment so that we can evaluate your medical history.

PRP treatment for hair loss has only a few clinical studies to back it up. PRP, alternatively, is widely regarded as a safe and effective method of reversing hair loss and boosting hair regrowth.

While PRP is a stand-alone hair loss therapy option offered by Hair Transplant Specialists – New York City (NYC), it rarely gets used alone. We use PRP treatments in conjunction with FUE hair transplant surgeries to speed up the healing process.