FAQ: Platelet Rich Plasma
Faq: platelet rich plasma
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors. Whatever the reason for your hair loss, platelet rich plasma (PRP) can help stimulate new hair growth. Both men and women are great candidates for PRP and are seeing positive results. Below, HPIHair’s specialists answer frequently asked questions about PRP.
What is PRP?
PRP is an exciting, non-surgical alternative procedure for men and women who are experiencing hair loss on the scalp and eyebrows. PRP is derived from your own blood, which is separated in a centrifuge from your red blood cells. PRP contains specific growth factors that help stimulate new hair growth.
How does PRP work?
PRP has regenerative abilities. The specific growth factors PRP possess stimulate healing and hair rejuvenation. Because of this, the patient will often experience new hair growth in areas of thinning and loss along with thicker hair.
How is PRP administered?
An anesthetic, a numbing agent, is injected first into the scalp for comfort. A very fine needle is then used to inject the PRP into the specific areas of hair loss. Microneedling can also be added to the PRP service for additional benefits.
Are their any side effects?
With PRP being derived from your own plasma, there is no risk of allergic reaction. PRP is 100% natural. Adverse effects may include redness, itching, and minor swelling at the injections site, which typically resolves within 24 hours.
What is the schedule for PRP?
PRP is administered every 4-6 weeks for a total of three sessions. After your initial three (3) sessions, maintenance therapy is one session every 3-6 months.