Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Loss Therapy For Thinning Hair on Women and Men.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been well established in fields like dentistry and orthopedic surgery for its role in providing growth factors to areas of healing. It involves drawing one’s blood, spinning it down with a centrifuge, and then extracting off the platelet rich portion for use in medical therapy. We now use these growth factors and stem cells for anti-aging and hair restoration among other beauty remedies.
PRP for Hair Growth
A newer application is the use of PRP for hair growth. It was first described in 2006 by Dr. Uebel of Brazil to enhance growth with hair transplant surgery.1 Since then, basic science studies have demonstrated that activated PRP can increase the proliferation of dermal papilla cells and can stimulate extracellular signaling via fibroblast growth factor and beta-catenin. One pilot study demonstrated clinically important differences seen in 40% and 54.7% of patients receiving a significant strengthening of the follicle and enhanced growth. Results very patient to patient.
We do this treatment 3-5 times within a one year. Approximate cost $1200 per treatment.