Hair PRP Therapy: A 3-step Comprehensive Hair Loss Treatment
What is Hair PRP therapy?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is collected, processed, and then injected into the scalp.PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.
Hair PRP Therapy Process
PRP (platelet rich plasma therapy) therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapies require three treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Maintenance treatments are required every 4 to 6 months.
Your blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a centrifuge (a machine that spins quickly to separate fluids of different densities).
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
Because the treatments use the patient’s own tissue, PRP injections are safe and can be administered alone or used in conjunction with other procedures.
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If you are concerned about hair loss, you have a number of options, including medications. Another consideration is PRP therapy.
Talk with your doctor about which treatment or combination of treatments is best for you.