Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for hair loss:
For many men and women, hair is an important linking factor of identity because it’s tied to one’s appearance. Loss of hair is often unexpected and can be traumatizing. Hair loss can be a function of various types of dermatologic hair disorders, autoimmune disorders or hair styling. Whether one’s hair is affected by changes in medications, health issues or decisions on how to wear one’s hair (options that create tension on hair follicles, excessively drying hair out etc.), the first step to address it is to seek an evaluation from a dermatologist. Some dermatologists specifically specialize in hair loss as their primary area of clinical interest and one can expect to have a biopsy and lab work-up to appropriately identify the specific type of hair disorder since many tend to mimic each other and can only be definitively diagnosed with testing.
The inherent benefits in using your own blood (Platelet Rich Plasma) is that it contains fundamental proteins containing growth factor. PRP treatment uses patented technology to spin down your blood isolating the growth factors in high concentration to inject into the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. The epidermal growth factor in the plasma is essential to cell growth, reproduction, and differentiation during the hair follicle remodeling phase.
Treatments are short and have the greatest impact when repeated every four to six weeks over the course of three to four months.
What to Know
Dr. Adrienne Haughton discusses Alopecia and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for hair loss: