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Restoring Thick, Natural Hair with PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a person’s own blood to promote hair growth. PRP injections are rich in proteins called growth factors, which may stimulate dormant hair follicles when injected into the scalp, encouraging hair regeneration.

A research review of 12 clinical trials exploring the effects of PRP on hair loss found that PRP therapy yielded significant improvements to hair density and thickness in male and female participants in 84% of the studies. While individual responses may vary, and optimal results often require multiple sessions. The researchers concluded that PRP is a safe and effective method for promoting hair regrowth.

What to Expect During PRP Hair Restoration

Step One

Blood Draw

A small amount of blood (30 to 60 milliliters) is removed from a vein in your arm and collected in a test tube. 

Step Two


A laboratory device called a "centrifuge" rapidly spins the blood to separate the platelets from other blood cells. 

Step Three


A local anesthetic (numbing agent), such as EMLA cream, is applied to the scalp to minimize discomfort during the procedure. 

Step Four


Microneedling is performed along with PRP therapy. This involves rolling a device with tiny needles across the scalp to create micro-injuries in the skin to enhance PRP's absorption and effectiveness.

Step Five


A provider injects the platelet-rich plasma into the scalp using tiny needles, usually in a grid-like pattern, to cover select areas of the scalp where hair loss is an issue. 

Most people can resume regular activities following the injection. Your dermatologist may provide specific aftercare instructions, including avoiding certain activities or hair products for a short period

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may help address hair loss by stimulating hair regrowth and thickening hair in people with hereditary hair loss.  While the treatment is safe and effective, more research is needed to confirm its long-term efficacy. PRP therapy is not a cure for hair loss, and the results can vary from person to person. Most people need several sessions of PRP to see results and require ongoing maintenance sessions every six to 12 months.


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