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Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution of plasma proteins derived from blood. It is created by using a centrifuge to remove red blood cells, leaving a component with a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and cytokines, which is then injected into the scalp.

PRP therapy offers several benefits, as it is made entirely from your blood, allowing your body to accept the injections without risk of rejection and reducing the risk of infection or side effects associated with other injectable treatments.

The mechanism by which PRP promotes hair growth in individuals with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is not yet fully understood. However, it is believed that the growth factors and cytokines in PRP, such as platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), insulin-like growth factor (IGF), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), stimulate hair follicle cells and promote new hair growth. Additionally, PRP may improve blood flow to the scalp by stimulating the formation of new blood vessels, increasing blood flow and providing nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles. In addition to androgenetic alopecia, PRP has been reported to be effective for several other types of hair loss (including telogen effluvium and alopecia areata).

Due to the lack of standardized PRP preparation and application methods, data varies, but several studies suggest its effectiveness. Generally, platelet enrichment should be 3 to 6 times the mean concentration of whole blood (preferably >5x), and the recommended treatment intervals are monthly sessions for the first three months, followed by sessions every 3 to 6 months. Ineffectiveness of PRP for treating AGA may result from low platelet concentration, low PRP volume, inadequate treatment frequency, or patient-specific factors.

One placebo-controlled randomized trial involving 25 patients with AGA found a greater increase in hair density in sites treated with PRP compared to control areas after three PRP treatments separated by one month. Another placebo-controlled randomized study of 26 patients receiving either PRP or saline injections showed a significant increase in hair count, hair density, and the percentage of anagen hairs in the PRP group. A third randomized controlled trial, specifically targeting women with AGA, found that 57% of patients receiving PRP improved at week 24 from baseline compared to 7% receiving saline. A meta-analysis of 10 studies (including several RCT) concluded that PRP therapy resulted in a significantly greater increase in hair density compared to baseline and placebo.

PRP treatment is generally well-tolerated, with mild adverse effects like headache, scalp tightness, swelling, redness, and post-injection bleeding.

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woman receiving injection
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Important information about PRP therapy:

  • PRP is derived from your blood and injected into the scalp to promote hair growth.
  • The exact mechanisms of action are unclear.
  • Preparation and injection frequency are crucial but not yet standardized; we achieve a platelet enrichment greater than 6x the concentration of whole blood and recommend the following treatment interval: monthly sessions for the first 3 months, then every 3-6 months thereafter.
  • PRP can be effective for men and women with AGA as well as other types of hair loss.
  • Best responses are expected in younger patients (20-50s) with mild to moderate AGA.
  • PRP can be used as monotherapy but is more effective when combined with other treatments.
  • Side effects are typically mild and self-resolving (headache, scalp tightness, swelling, redness, and post injection bleeding).


What is PRP hair treatment?
PRP hair treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses the patient’s own blood plasma, enriched with platelets, to stimulate hair growth and improve hair density. The platelets contain growth factors that are believed to promote the regeneration of hair follicles.
How is PRP hair treatment performed?
During a PRP hair treatment, blood is drawn from the patient, and the platelet-rich plasma is separated through a centrifugation process. The concentrated PRP is then injected into the scalp in areas of hair loss or thinning.
How does PRP stimulate hair growth?
PRP contains growth factors that can promote hair follicle health, improve blood circulation in the scalp, and stimulate dormant hair follicles, potentially leading to hair regrowth and thicker, healthier hair.
Who is a suitable candidate for PRP hair treatment?
PRP hair treatment is generally suitable for individuals experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, including both men and women. It is probably most effective for people who are early on in their hairless and when combined with other therapies. A consultation with us can help determine if it is suitable for you.
How many PRP sessions are needed, and how often?
The number of PRP sessions and the frequency of treatments vary based on individual factors such as the severity of hair loss and the desired results. Typically, 3 sessions spaced at least a month apart are recommended to start, with maintenance sessions every 4-6 months advised to sustain the results over time.
Is PRP hair treatment painful?
Some patients may experience mild pain or discomfort during the procedure or temporary soreness afterward, but it is generally well-tolerated.
What are the potential side effects of PRP hair treatment?
PRP hair treatment is generally considered safe, as the patient’s own blood is used. Side effects are rare but may include mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites. These typically subside within a few days.
How soon can I expect to see results from PRP hair treatment?
Results from PRP hair treatment can vary among individuals. Some patients may start to notice improvement in hair quality and thickness within a few months after treatment, while others may require multiple sessions to observe noticeable changes.



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