Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a simple non-surgical option to treat hair loss, especially in the early stages before one has literally become bald. PRP can stop the hair loss and result in 30% more hair growth, with new hair shafts as well as thicker hair.It is a non surgical treatment option for hair loss with no downtime and relatively safe. It can be combined with minoxidil and/or finasteride for enhanced effect. There are over 20 studies in the medical literature demonstrating PRP effectiveness in stopping hair loss and improving scalp hair caliber and density.The entire process will take about 30-40 minutes. The PRP will stimulate inactive hair follicles to enter the active growth phase.We recommend avoiding Aspirin (ASA) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS) prior to treatment and for one week post treatment as these drugs interfere with platelet function.
PRP is an effective treatment option for young men with early hair loss that are not candidates for hair transplantation because the extent of their potential baldness has not been established yet. The back of the head has a limited number of hairs available for transplantation, and until the full pattern of hair loss is established, it would be prudent to wait for a hair transplant. If PRP can slow the hair loss process down, and even result in new hair growth, the young adult male can defer hair transplant surgery. Perhaps even avoid it!
PRP can also be done prior to hair transplant to strengthen the donor area. Also, female patterns of hair loss are very amenable to PRP scalp injections
The PRP Scalp therapy can be done at 2-4 weeks intervals. However we recommend 6-8 sessions for desired improvements in hair.