Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Restoration
Did you know that 65% of men and 80% of women will have noticeable hair loss by age 60? platelet rich plasma (PRP) non-surgical treatment for hair restoration has been shown to thicken hair and promote regrowth.
How It Works
Your platelets contain healing growth factors. These growth factors are like signals that instruct tissue to regenerate and multiply. This simple effect has been utilized with PRP across different fields of medicine for wound healing and chronic conditions to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue.
Now doctors have discovered new benefits for hair thickening and regrowth. With PRP for hair, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the new hair follicle, rejuvenate shrinking hair follicles, and jumpstart dormant hair back into the growth state.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Restoration
- Increases blood supply to the follicle
- Increases hair shaft thickness
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase
- Controls the hair growth cycle
- Decreases hair loss
- Requires no recovery or downtime after treatments
About the PRP Procedure
The procedure involves taking a small sample of the patient’s blood and placing it in a centrifuge to extract platelet rich plasma, which is then combined with calcium chloride to create a “platelet rich fibrin matrix,” an even more stable form of PRP that provides follicles with longer exposure to the essential growth factors for superior follicle rejuvenation. This PRP is then applied to the scalp via a series of injections with a thin needle.
PRP for Hair Restoration FAQs
Where is this procedure provided within Kelsey-Seybold?
Currently, the procedure is performed at our Tanglewood Clinic and at our Berthelsen Main Campus.
Does insurance cover this treatment?
The consultation is covered by insurance but the procedure is cosmetic in nature and the patient is responsible for fees, which are typically $800 per treatment. Credit cards are accepted.
How many treatments are required?
Treatment will vary based on your need. Initially, our physicians may recommend several treatments spread one month apart. After the initial treatment, many physicians suggest maintenance treatments two to four times per year.
How do I know if I'm a good candidate for PRP?
Talk to one of our treating physicians for a proper diagnosis and to create a treatment plan.
Is the PRP for hair restoration process time consuming?
No. Collecting the PRP usually only takes 10 – 15 minutes. And the PRP treatment itself is even faster. It often takes as little as 5 – 10 minutes.
Does the procedure hurt?
There may be some sensitivity. However, most physicians use effective anesthetic solutions, such as cold ambient air or a topical analgesic, to minimize any potential discomfort. Talk to your physician about the right option for you.
Is there any recovery time?
There’s no downtime or long recovery process. You may take a warm shower the evening of the treatment. In addition, it’s advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.
Is this a cure for baldness?
PRP is not a cure for baldness (androgenic alopecia). The genetic problem will always remain. However, there’s evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow down the effects of androgenic alopecia and works to increase hair density.