Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an effective treatment for hair loss in men and women looking to restore their hair. This non-surgical hair loss procedure provides a natural stimulation for thinning hair.
Human blood contains stem cells and growth factors that assist in tissue rebuilding and healing. The PRP procedure contains special cells called platelets that can cause the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells located in the structure of the follicle. These platelets promote healing, accelerate the rate and degree of tissue regeneration, the response of the body to injury, and formation of new cellular growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has become established as an effective medical treatment in specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery and more. These fields have used PRP for over two decades with positive outcomes. In hair restoration, there is further evidence that demonstrates that PRP therapy is a promising treatment option for men and women in promoting hair growth.
PRP provides an alternative to stimulate natural hair growth for patients who are not viable candidates for hair transplant surgery. It has been shown to be a beneficial procedure for those who have undergone a hair transplant procedure to aid in healing and to improve hair growth. The procedure is relatively painless and requires zero recovery time.
How long PRP results last depends on the individual patient and how severe their hair loss. Typically, patients need at least 3 to 4 sessions timed at intervals of 4 weeks each. After the initial 4 sessions, your doctor may ask you to come in for follow-up treatments at 6 months and then 12 months. Hair growth may be measured in about three months, but it takes six to twelve months to visually “see” the difference.
For men and women who are looking to do something about their hair loss or thinning hair, PRP may be an appropriate treatment option. It is important to remember that results will vary from one patient to another.
To find out if PRP treatment is a good option for you, contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or website to schedule a consultation with Dr. Holy.