Doctors typically use this treatment when hair loss results from androgenetic alopecia, a common condition that causes hair follicles to shrink. In males, this is called male pattern baldness. Although PRP is a relatively new approach, there is some scientific evidence to suggest that it can promote hair growth. Platelets are a component of blood, along with red and white blood cells. When a person sustains a cut or wound, the platelets are some of the body’s “first responders” that arrive to stop the bleeding and promote healing.
Researchers theorized that if they could extract concentrated platelets and inject them into damaged areas of the body, they could accelerate healing.
To produce PRP, a medical professional will take a blood sample and put it into a centrifuge machine. This machine spins at a rapid rate, which separates the components of the blood. The medical professional then extracts the platelets for injection.
PRP contains a range of growth factors and proteins that speed tissue repair. As some hair loss types result from damage to hair follicles, researchers initially hypothesized that PRP could help regrow hair by reversing the process that occurs in androgenetic alopecia.
There are several possible outcomes when platelet-rich plasma is used for hair recovery:
The re-stimulating hair growth cycle
Stopping the spread of baldness
Thickening existing hair
PRP injections are all-natural and have been found to stimulate regrowth of hair and reduce thinning effects regardless of when the balding started.
Cost and pricing fees
PRP Packages are highly recommended. Pricing is better the more treatments that are packaged together. If needed, one treatment is possible, but rarely recommended. Typically, a 3-4 treatment package is needed to achieve full results.
Single PRP Treatment $499
2 Treatment PRP Package $799
4 Treatment PRP Package $1,899