PRP is effective for both men and women at correcting established hair loss; or as a preventative treatment combating the very first signs of hair loss.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This plasma is the part of your blood that controls clotting and healing and stimulates the growth of new skin.
PRP Therapy has been used in the medical community for years as a way to decrease healing time for wounds. In fact, PRP therapy has had a strong presence in orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery fields for two decades.
Doctors in the hair replacement community have recently begun to explore the benefits of PRP on hair follicle stimulation and hair regrowth, and the results are remarkable.
How does PRP work?
A small amount of your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge. This separates out the PRP, the clear layer of your blood containing multiple growth factors that can be used to stimulate hair growth. Once the PRP is extracted, a local block is used to numb the nerves in your scalp or eyebrow area. Next, the PRP will be injected into the scalp.
The growth factors in the platelets will stimulate the hair follicle to begin growing, making your own natural hair grow back thicker and fuller.