What are PRP injections for hair loss?

Hair loss is a huge concern for both men and women. What can start as just a few hairs falling out or shedding, can potentially lead to baldness. Regardless of whether you’re impacted by excessive shedding, balding, or anything in between, any type of hair loss can feel embarrassing. At Precision Medical, we understand how hair loss can affect your quality of life—which is why we simultaneously focus our efforts on restoring your hair loss and your self-confidence.

 

PRP Therapy is centred upon the logic that hair will grow if your hair follicles and hair roots are healthy. In order for your hair follicles and hair roots to remain in good health, they must receive blood supply as their main form of nutrition. PRP Therapy is based on this premise. The therapy consists of providing your follicles and roots with blood plasma from your own body to encourage the growth of new, healthy hair.

 

PRP Hair Loss

What are the benefits of PRP injections for hair loss?

During this treatment, your blood plasma is concentrated with 3-5 times the number of platelets that are typically found within normal blood circulation.

 

These highly concentrated platelets contain protein and growth factors which:

  • attract stem cells,

  • stimulate the growth of hair follicles,

  • increase blood circulation to hair follicles, and

  • decrease inflammation.

 

Another concept crucial for understanding the PRP Therapy process is that the treatment uses your own blood to produce results. In other words, only your own naturally produced fluids are entering your system. This significantly reduces the likelihood of any foreign reaction, including body reactions or immune rejections—leaving you worry-free.

 

Who is the ideal candidate for dermal filler injections?

As noted, PRP therapy may not be the most effective course of treatment for every patient, but PRP therapy is an option you should definitely discuss with your hair loss clinician if you:

  • Are in the early stages of hair loss

  • Have areas of “weak quality” hair growth on your scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed

  • Have small areas of alopecia areata

  • Are in good health and are not suffering from certain types of blood disorders, skin issues, liver disorders, or diabetes

 

What should I expect after my treatment?

After hair loss treatment with PRP, you should see an increase in the fullness and body of your hair in addition to a reduction in shedding. As with most hair restoration treatments, PRP is a process which improves the quality of one’s hair over a period of months. Improvements aren’t instant, but they are worth waiting for! Most individuals will notice an improvement in the texture and shedding of their hair after the first treatment by the fourth month and achieve a peak effect in four to six months. We typically achieve the best results by providing four treatments six weeks apart. To maintain your benefits, we also provide a follow-up treatment every six months of the following year.

 

How long does the treatment last?

There is no standard system, quantity, or interval of treatment regarding PRP for hair loss, which is why we currently utilize a proprietary hyper-concentrated platelet-rich plasma concentration and treat patients monthly 4 times, then reevaluate after 8 to 12 months. If a patient has a response, then retreatment at follow-up may result in continued efficacy if performed at a 6- to 12-month basis.