PRP Hair Treatment

PRP Hair Treatment

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What is PRP Hair Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a blood product specially extracted to obtain a high number of platelets. Platelets are a component of your blood that contain special chemical messengers that are released when your tissues are damaged, sending a signal to the body to send proteins and stem cells to the area to be repaired. Injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing.

In a PRP hair procedure, blood is drawn from a patient’s arm and then spun in a special centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and obtain plasma that is concentrated with platelets. The plasma is then injected across the scalp to stimulate hair follicles and promote new hair growth. The entire procedure typically takes about a half-hour.

 Although there may be results after only one treatment, for best results several sessions of PRP treatments are recommended spread out over several months.

Who is a Good Candidate for PRP Hair Treatments?

Anyone experiencing hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia (AGA) may be a good candidate for PRP hair therapy. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of hair loss in both sexes and accounts for 95% of all cases of hair loss.  In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede.

At Zenestar our medical professionals will conduct an evaluation to determine if PRP hair therapy is right for you.  We may also recommend combining PRP with other treatments such as Minoxidil or hormonal treatments such as DHT blockers. Because there may be various reasons people lose hair, we strive to determine the underlying cause of your hair loss and treat that as well.

What is the Cost of PRP Hair Treatments?

A PRP hair treatment costs between $500 – $700 per treatment. Typically, three (3) treatments spread out over six (6) months are recommended.

What is the Scientific Support for PRP to regrow hair?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a new treatment for hair loss and thinning hair. An analysis of recent studies suggests that PRP can serve as a safe and effective treatment against hair loss. In a review of eleven studies involving 262 patients, a statistically significant increase in the number of hairs per square centimeter was observed after PRP injections. The meta-analysis concluded that injection of PRP is likely to reduce hair loss, increase hair diameter and density in patients. (See Mao G, Zhang G, Fan W (2019) Platelet-Rich Plasma for Treating Androgenic Alopecia: A Systematic Review. Aesthetic Plast Surg.).

In another meta-analysis, six studies involving 177 patients also showed a “significantly locally increased hair number per cm2 was observed after PRP injections versus control…” (See Giordano S, Romeo M, Lankinen P.  (2017). Platelet-rich plasma for androgenetic alopecia: Does it work? Evidence from metanalysis. J Cosmet Dermatol. 16(3), 374-381.)

Similarly, a scientific literature review of the effects of PRP injections found that, “the use of PRP injections in patients with androgenic alopecia seems effective with respect to promoting lost hair regrowth, decreasing hair loss and increasing hair thickness. The effects appear to be progressive from the first injection session, to peak after 3 to 5 sessions and to be attenuated in the absence of further injections. No major adverse effect was reported in the 14 clinical studies.” (See Picard F, Hersant B, Niddam J, Meningaud JP (2017) Injections of platelet-rich plasma for androgenic alopecia: A systematic review. J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg. 118(5):291-297.)

These studies demonstrate that for many people PRP treatments can slow or even reverse hair loss. PRP injections are a simple and cost-effective treatment option for hair loss.

What are the Risks for PRP Hair Therapy?

PRP treatments for hair loss are safe. The plasma used is from the patient’s own blood and therefore there is very little risk of complications. In addition, PRP hair therapy results in minimal downtime – typically limited to 24 hours of mild discomfort, slight bruising, and scalp tenderness. Patients may also experience a headache the evening after treatment.

PRP is not for people with lupus, scarring alopecia, low platelets, low fibrinogen, ongoing infections, or severe liver disease.

If you are interested in PRP hair treatments contact our experts or book a consultation and treatment online.

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