PRP Hair Treatment
Modern advancements in hair restoration now provide patients with more options than ever before, giving you the power to stop the hair loss process in its tracks and restore a thicker, fuller head of hair.
Often used on its own or in combination with other treatments or medications, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an effective hair loss treatment that could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
A Leading Innovation in Hair Restoration
PRP therapy is an innovative treatment that uses a patient’s own blood to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes.
Our blood consists of a combination of plasma (which comprises water, salts and protein), red and white blood cells, and platelets—the platelets in our blood are very rich in growth factors and perform a critical role in the healing process.
PRP therapy harnesses the healing powers of platelets to treat a range of conditions. Having been widely used for many years in sports medicine to treat various tendon, muscle and ligament injuries, the treatment can also be an effective solution for hair loss.
While the results of PRP may be more effective in some patients than others, in many cases it can help to:
PRP for Hair Loss: How It Works
PRP therapy works by taking a sample of a patient’s own blood, extracting the healing-promoting platelets, and reinjecting them back into the scalp to accelerate the repair of hair follicles and support healthy hair growth.
While PRP therapy might sound complicated, it is a relatively straightforward procedure which incorporates the following steps:
Most patients require 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to see a noticeable improvement in coverage. For sustained results, most patients require maintenance treatments every 4-6 months thereon.
While PRP can be an effective hair loss treatment when performed in exclusivity, your doctor may recommend it be combined with other complementary hair loss treatments or medications.
Hair Transplant with PRP Hair Restoration
PRP hair treatment is often performed in conjunction with hair transplant treatments such as follicular unit extraction (FUE). PRP therapy works to stimulate the growth of transplanted hair follicles, making it an excellent complementary treatment that can help hair transplant patients achieve optimal results.
For this reason, your doctor may recommend you undergo PRP therapy in combination with hair transplant procedures.
Common Questions About PRP Hair Treatment
PRP injections have the potential to prevent further hair loss, as well as encourage new hair growth. The results will however depend on a range of factors such as the frequency of treatment and the volume of platelets contained in the patient’s blood.
PRP can be an excellent alternative to surgical hair restoration, however, it’s not a permanent cure for hair loss. Ongoing treatment will be required to maintain the results, and the financial considerations of this should be taken into account when deciding which hair loss treatment will work best for you.
As PRP injections for hair loss are performed using the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction or contracting communicable disease. While side effects such as blood vessel injury or infection, calcification or scar tissue at injection sites are possible, for most patients, the side effects are negligible.
Leading the Way in PRP Los Angeles
At Burbank Hair Transplant, we provide both male and female PRP hair treatment options alongside a range of other hair restoration treatments.
During a free scalp analysis, Dr. Orloff can recommend whether PRP therapy or one of our other hair restoration treatments could be an effective solution for your individual condition.
View our complete suite of hair restoration treatments or feel free to contact us with any questions.