Video highlighting the use of PRP to correct Alopecia and hair loss.
For alopecia, PRP is platelet-rich plasma. Basically, the technique is taking the patient’s own blood, spinning that down, concentrating the platelets and the reason that’s important is because platelets have growth factors. We take those platelets that have been spun down and that are concentrated and we inject them back in the scalp which stimulates the hair follicles to regrow new hair. The ideal candidate for PRP treatments for hair loss are those patients who still have hair but have receding hairlines or have body hair growth. The typical patient might see results as early as two to six weeks. We usually tell patients to expect growth to start occurring at three months and then it takes as long as six and nine months for full growth to occur. Actually, there’s very little risk with the PRP treatments because we’re taking the patient’s own blood. We’re not putting any additives. We’re not manipulating it in any way. After PRP treatment, we just ask patients to be careful with shampooing for the first day. We also tell them that they might experience a slight headache, but they should be able to resume their activities that day as well as the next day.