PRP Hair Restoration Now Available!

Hair loss is often very distressing for men and women and there is a general belief that there is little that can be done to help. Developments in the treatment of hair loss have provided hope by treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for age-related hair loss known as Androgenic Alopecia, commonly seen as male-pattern balding and female pattern thinning. It is also useful for some medical conditions, know has alopecia areata.

PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, thus this is considered a safe, autologous therapy. We draw the patient’s blood in our medical office room, spin it in a centrifuge to separate the components of the blood and obtain the golden plasma that contains the concentrated PRP. The patient’s scalp is anesthetized with topical cream, then cleansed and then Dr. Karen injects the patient’s scalp into the areas of hair loss and thinning. This PRP releases numerous growth factors that stimulate hair follicles to grow (a cycle of hair growth known as the anagen cycle) and regenerate. As a result, there is an increase in density, improved vascular flow to the scalp hair region, and visible results of hair regeneration.

The protocol is a series of four treatments, scheduled initially 1 month apart. There is no downtime and the patient may still be advised to continue or start oral and topical care as well. Maintenance treatments are subsequently set every 3 or 6 months. It is recommended that patients have been assessed by their primary care provider to ensure their loss is not secondary to a medical condition or medications.