PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient's own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth.The treatment can also be combined with hair transplant surgery, microneedling, or medications such as Propecia or Minoxidil.
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care doctor’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood. A cooling device is used to block nerves of the scalp so the patient does feel any discomfort. Afterwards, the highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp.
PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your own blood and injects them directly back into the area where it is needed. There is absolutely no chance of getting a blood infection from another human being. PRP involves using your own cells that are not modified or changed, and it will not be rejected by your immune system.