Platelet-rich plasma or PRP hair restoration is an innovative and nonsurgical option for hair regrowth. PRP takes advantage of your natural growth factors found in specialized blood cells called platelets. This is an all-natural procedure utilizing your growth factors. PRP treatment has been successfully used to treat androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium, and alopecia areata. It has been utilized effectively in orthopedics, sports medicine, and dentistry for over 20 years. And now, the promise of PRP is in hair restoration.
The procedure involves drawing your blood, processing the specimen, and then injecting the extracted platelet rich plasma into the area of hair loss. PRP is a simple procedure involving the following steps:
Length of a platelet rich plasma therapy session depends on the extent of hair loss but generally takes one to two hours. Most patients need PRP therapy several times to achieve desired results. Others may only require platelet rich plasma therapy once or twice a year.
On average, 6-8 sessions are required with a maintenance session performed biannually or annually. Hair regrowth may be seen as early as 3 months. After treatment, you can immediately resume normal activities.