What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma. Specifically, a medical procedure where we are able to obtain an increased concentration of platelets suspended in plasma which has a variety of clinical benefits. The platelets are taken from our own bodies and put back in based on where it is needed.
What Are The Benefits of PRP?
Platelets are the key components of the blood clotting system. Platelets are rich in growth factors that help with wound healing, tissue injury, and remodeling.
How Does PRP Work?
Our own blood is drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets away from other components found in blood such as red and white blood cells.
What can PRP be used for?
In dermatology, these concentrated platelets are then injected into hair follicles for hair regrowth or used for scars, wound healing, or cosmetic rejuvenation.
Who is a candidate for PRP treatment?
Most patients are a candidate for PRP. There are a few conditions that would preclude a patient from PRP which involve bleeding/clotting disorders, medications that impair clotting, certain infections, and active cancer.
When can I see results?
Weeks to months. Depends on what the treatment is being used for.
How many treatments will I need?
For hair loss, the protocol is a series of 3 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart. If hair is regrown, maintenance is a follow-up treatment every 6 months.