Thinning hair scares anyone. New advances in the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) to help reverse hair loss gives almost anyone the opportunity to turn things around.
In this medical treatment of hair loss, PRP is used to stimulate the hair follicles, reversing the hair miniaturization seen in common hair thinning. Our program utilizes both microneedling and injection. PRP is derived from your own blood draw done here in our office immediately before the procedure.
Watch video for procedure process and before/after images
PRP has been used for many years in the sports field to accelerate the healing of joint damage. In the last few years platelet rich plasma was dubbed “liquid gold” because of its ability to enhance the results of skin resurfacing treatments; both aggressive laser levels and lighter micro needling. PRP is also injected alongside fillers to boost the body’s production of collagen.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP is prepared and mixed with an activation serum that sends specific messages to the skin’s cells. Anytime the skin is “wounded”, repair cells and active growth factors rush in to heal. The prepared PRP sends a strong “wound” message (even though there is no comparable wounding). The skin naturally turns up the cell repair mechanisms and the end result is healthier-looking skin with additional collagen strands.
How Well Does PRP for Thinning Hair Work?
Actual patients give you the best answer. We reached out to RealSelf to see what that community says. Here’s the current date “worth it” opinion (Feb 2016) from patients around the country.
Will PRP Grow Hair in Bald Areas?
When hair follicles are no longer viable and no longer produce hair, PRP cannot regrow hair. The treatment goal is to help stop the process of hair thinning (minaatuization). The increased blood supply and natural responses to the introduction of the PRP into the scalp helps revive thinning hair. The earlier you begin treatment when you notice thinning, the better long term potential for success.