What is PRP for hair loss?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss is a treatment that uses a component of your own blood, called plasma. Plasma, which contains platelets and white blood cells, is known to increase the elasticity of the skin as well as stimulate and nourish the stem cells that live deep within your hair follicles.
How is PRP performed?
A trained doctor or nurse will take a small sample of blood from a vein in your arm or hand. That blood is then placed into a special container that separates the blood into different layers. The plasma layer, which is rich in growth factors, is then injected into the areas where hair growth is desired.
Platelet rich plasma is known to nourish and stimulate the stem cells that live in hair follicles. Once injected, it stimulates those hair follicles to grow. This treatment is most effective for those suffering from alopecia, and it is great for both men and women. The procedure may be slightly painful, but a numbing cream is used to prevent pain during the treatment. Side effects are minimal, with some mild redness and swelling to be expected for 1-2 days following your treatment.