PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma is now being used to improve hair loss in men and women. This non-surgical procedure uses your own blood to create the platelet-rich plasma, which is injected into the scalp. PRP stimulates hair follicles to enter the growth phase and improves the blood supply to the hair follicles.
During your in-office treatment, your blood will be drawn and the PRP will be extracted. A topical numbing cream is used on the scalp prior to the injection. No sedation is needed. The treatment session takes around 90 minutes. There is usually little if any discomfort for most patients.
Patients will need a series of treatments that can be spaced four to six weeks apart.