PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for men and women who require stimulation of hair growth to treat thinning hair.
PRP therapy has been used as a medical adjunct therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. It has been used effectively in many specialty fields including oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery and burn/wound care medicine, sports medicine and orthopedics. In the field of hair restoration it is an up and coming treatment option to help promote hair growth.
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having a routine blood test. It is then spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood. You should be well hydrated (drink lots of water) prior to your visit to maximize the amount of plasma we can yield from your blood draw. Before photos of the treatment area will be taken.
After the skin of the scalp has been numbed, the highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is delivered to the dermis using the Microneedling pen, and an additional quantity of PRP is injected into the scalp using a very short fine needle.
Patients with a history of heavy smoking, drug and alcohol use. Patients with medical diagnoses such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenaemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic infections including HIV/AIDS, chronic liver disease, anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, uncontrolled metabolic and systemic disorders.