Perfect for men and women suffering hair loss from aging, stress, or alopecia. Anyone with thinning hair from aging, stress, or genes is a candidate for PRP. PRP naturally increases hair count, hair follicle density, hair shaft thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle. Discomfort is minimal during and after the procedure; most clients receive injections with only topical numbing, although an injected nerve block is available. Warm showers are encouraged the first few days to enhance circulation throughout the scalp. The skin is “wounded” so it’s important to avoid excessive heat with blow drying, hair care products, and hair color for 5 days after treatment.
After a quick blood draw, we harvest the highest concentration of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Then, using tiny needles, your PRP is injected into the target area, awakening dormant hair follicles. Results are gradual and long-lasting with no scarring, minimal downtime, and without the use of long-term medication or topical products.
Our blood is made of two main components: red blood cells and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used in medicine for many years to treat a range of health issues, including arthritis and tendonitis. More recently PRP has been used to stimulate hair growth, improve circulation, and improve skin texture and tone.
When we injure skin unintentionally, as with cuts or scrapes, growth factors and platelets in plasma stimulate broblasts, which in turn stimulate a healing response. The exact same process is triggered intentionally when lasering or injecting skin. Introducing your body’s concentrated PRP directly to the target area boosts and magni es that response, which has a powerful rejuvenating effect on skin and other tissues. Ultimately, PRP makes a lot of the treatments we offer EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE.
The PRP is isolated from a sample of your own blood at our office. The blood is placed in a centrifuge which spins and separates red blood cells from (and concentrates platelets into) the plasma. The plasma, now rich in platelets, is then injected using micro ne needles (PRP Lift, The 0-Shot, The P-Shot, PRP for hair loss) or topically applied after laser or microneedling (PRP Facial and Laser Facial) which allows the plasma to penetrate deeply into the skin. The actual PRP portion of any treatment takes about 15-30 minutes.
Best results are seen after a series of 3-4 treatments performed every 4-6 weeks. Results are visible after 2-3 treatments. Individual treatments every 6-12 months are great for continued stimulation of the stem cells and growth factors.