PRP is a biological therapy and is safe, because only your cells are being used. Prepared plasma is richer in platelets than normal blood. The plasma contain growth factors which have significant positive effects on hair growth. The platelet growth factors induce follicle stem cells to shift from a dormant state to an active state which starts the process of hair production. The platelet growth factors can “wake up” dormant hair follicles and begin the production of new hair. So this therapy gives strength to the existing hair, reduces hair loss and is likely to increase the actual number and quality of hairs by stimulating the stem cells.
The procedure is very similar to having a routine blood test performed at your doctor’s office. The blood is collected by our medical staff and placed in a machine called a centrifuge, where your blood is spun for approximately 15 minutes. When the centrifuge has stopped spinning, your blood components have now been separated. The PRP that contains abundant growth factors and stem cells is now ready to be applied to the scalp. Completed in about 90 minutes, you will be able to return to your normal activity almost immediately.
Generally you can start seeing a benefit in six to nine months, but it varies among each individual. Improved hair appearance may last two to three years but then there will be a gradual return of the hair to its baseline without continued PRP therapy.
Disclaimer: Individual results will vary based on participation and individual health profiles.