Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Hair Loss Treatments for Men and Women
Reinvigorate Dormant Hair Follicles Promoting Hair Growth
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed in our clinic by an experienced medical professional. PRP uses your bodies own growth factors, found in plasma, to enhance stimulation of new hair growth. Because PRP is collected from your own blood, it is 100% natural with no risk of allergic reaction or rejection.
How does PRP work?
Our blood plasma contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. These growth factors have been extremely effective resulting in a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.
During your PRP session, a blood sample is collected and spun in a centrifuge that separates the PRP, platelet poor plasma (PPP), and red blood cells. A numbing agent is used for comfort and a thin needle is used to inject the PRP into the scalp with a special blend of vitamins. After your PRP session, microneedling can be preformed and the PPP can be applied for additional growth benefits.
For maximum efficiency, we recommend a series of 3 PRP treatments, 6-weeks apart. Maintenance therapy includes one PRP session every 3-6 months. A follicular scan and photographs will be taken to track progress. PRP can be used in conjunction with appropriate medications and low light laser therapy. Individual results may vary.
Linda, before treatment and PRP
PRP Study Results
PRP for hair growth is a relatively new procedure for the management of different types of alopecia, with androgenic alopecia (female and male pattern baldness) being the most common. In a study conducted by Khatu, More, Gokhale, Chayhan, & Bendsure (2014) PRP was found to be highly effective in the regrowth of hair with a high patient satisfaction rate. Over a 12-week period, the average gain of hair follicles per cm2 was 22.09.
Our PRP Nurse Practitioners
Ashley Neuweg, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Ashley Neuweg received her Master of Science in Nursing from Graceland University in 2016 with a concentration in family practice. Ashley has a strong interest in treating the whole person and working to uncover the root cause of medical issues. She relocated to Nashville from Iowa and enjoys hiking, live music, reading, and traveling in her free time.
Katie Watson, FNP-C
Katie is a native Nashvillian who graduated from Lipscomb University with a BS in Nursing in 2007. She spent her career as a registered nurse working with the pediatric population at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Green Hills Pediatrics. In 2015, Katie graduate from Austin Peay State University with a MSN degree in the specialty of family practice. In addition to working at HPIHair Partners, she serves as a full-time faculty member at Lipscomb University in the School of Nursing.
Katie has a passion for patient education and helping them better their health. In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and three children, going to church, taking trips to the beach, and playing tennis.