Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment we use to accelerate and restore hair growth in appropriate patients. PRP is taken from the patient’s own blood and contains a high concentration of platelets. When PRP is injected into the scalp, the platelets are stimulated to release several growth factors that promote hair growth. These growth factors include:
Transforming growth factor
Vascular endothelial growth factor
Thickened, cracked, scaly skin
Raw, sensitive, swollen skin from scratching
This treatment may be effective in patients diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia, also known as male and female pattern hair loss, in which the hair follicles shrink in size. PRP may boost follicular thickness.