Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a substance we use to enhance the outcome of a variety of our medical procedures. While PRP is used in a variety of cosmetic procedures, it has proven exceptionally beneficial for hair transplants and slowing the progression of hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
As the name implies, PRP is simply a mixture of blood plasma that has additional platelets, growth factors, and cytokines mixed in. PRP is always prepared from the patient’s own blood sample. The volume of natural platelets, growth factors, and cytokines makes platelet-rich-plasma an ideal addition to any procedure that might require an enhanced healing process.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
The treatment is a simple in-office procedure. We obtain a sample of your own blood and process it in our lab. The sample is spun at a high rate of speed in a special centrifuge to separate the PRP from other components of blood. Dr. Darling will administer the PRP in a series of injections in the targeted areas of your scalp, which takes approximately 10 minutes. There is no downtime post-treatment, and you can resume your regular activities immediately after the procedure. For optimal results, PRP injection therapy should be administered 3-4 times a year.
With or without hair restoration surgery, the use of PRP injection therapy can promote healing and boost the growth of new hair.
General Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP injections have had numerous positive effects on patients. These include:
Shorter recovery times post-transplant;
Transplanted follicles “take” and recover faster;
Less inflammation and irritation after procedure;
Improved hair growth in recipient area (restored area of scalp);