Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an exciting, non-surgical option for patients suffering from hair loss. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase using one’s own platelet cells to stimulate growth factors and stem cells.
PRP has been used successfully in various medical and surgical disciplines for many years as a therapeutic option to promote healing and regeneration. PRP is obtained from the body by collecting a blood sample, which is then specially prepared. The highly concentrated, platelet-rich plasma is separated from the serum and injected into the scalp.
According to Khatu et al. (2014), “PRP injection for androgenic alopecia is a simple, cost-effective, and feasible treatment option for hair loss and can be regarded as a valuable adjuvant treatment modality for androgenic alopecia. Considering its excellent safety profile and relatively low cost, PRP hair treatment is a promising treatment option for patients with thinning hair.”
Khatu, S. S., More, Y. E., Gokhale, N. R., Chavhan, D. C., & Bendsure, N. (2014). Platelet-rich plasma in androgenic alopecia: Myth or an effective tool. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, 7(2), 107.