By the age of 60, about 65% of men and 80% of women will experience a noticeable loss of hair. There is an abundance of available treatments for hair loss, including prescription medications and surgical hair restoration, but these options can be expensive, ineffective, and come with unwanted side effects. PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a more affordable way to initiate natural hair growth and improve hair density without surgery or unwanted side effects.
PRP involves the injection of your own blood platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp, which prompts underproducing or dormant hair follicles to begin producing thick hair once again. The three-step procedure is simple and quick.
Step 1: A collection tube is used to draw a small amount of your blood, which is placed in a centrifuge.
Step 2: After 10 minutes in the centrifuge, the blood has separated into distinct layers, and the platelet-rick plasma is drawn into a syringe.
Step 3: Using a small needle and, depending on your doctor, a local anesthetic, the plasma is injected strategically into the areas of the scalp that need improvement.
This procedure is fast, affordable, and requires no downtime or long recovery process. Many providers recommend several treatments, 1 month apart, with maintenance 2-4 times per year. Some people see noticeable results after only 3 treatment.