Don’t let the name intimidate you; Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a simple and effective hair loss restoration treatment. You may have heard some buzz about this procedure in the past few years – it is a therapy that is used in different capacities within the medical and cosmetic fields. Professional athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, LaRon Landry, and others have received PRP to help heal certain injuries. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about how PRP helps with hair loss restoration:
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Our blood is mainly liquid (plasma), but it also contains small solid components (cells, platelets). These platelets contain hundreds of proteins called “growth factors” which assist in tissue regeneration and healing. In turn, these growth factors have proved to be extremely helpful in stimulating hair follicles and promoting hair loss restoration.
How is the procedure performed?
At DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers, one of our best hair restoration doctors will draw your blood to be used in the procedure. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood. The platelets and plasma will then be specially spun to a high concentration, three times the PRP of normal blood values. Then the highly concentrated PRP is injected into the scalp where hair growth is desired. The PRP, containing growth factors, will then work to stimulate hair follicle’s growth.
Is it safe?
PRP has been utilized in the medical field for decades. There is no chance of rejection since the procedure uses your own blood. You can trust that the practices at DiStefano Hair Restoration Centers are sterile and safe. They will provide individual guidance and consultation to every client. Our physicians have vast experience and training with this procedure so you can rest assured you’ll get the best results possible.
To learn more about PRP or to set up a consultation to learn more about great hair transplants and hair loss restoration, call DiStefano Hair Restoration Center at 1-800-785-HAIR (4247).