Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss. During PRP therapy, specific aspects of your blood (which contain growth factors and other benefical products) are reintroduced back into your scalp. The popularity of PRP for treating hair loss has increased dramatically, and although this is a relatively new treatment, several early reports suggest significant improvement in hair density and stimulation of hair growth.
PRP treatment for hair loss takes place in three steps:
First, your blood is placed in a centrifuge to separate the different blood constituents based on their densities.
Second, the blood will be spun in the centrifuge for about 10 minutes, separating it into three distinct layers: red blood cells, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and platelet-poor plasma.
The resulting platelet-rich-plasma has a high number of growth factors, about 3-7 times more than in normal blood. The growth factors include fibroblast growth factor (FGF), insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF).
In the final step, the PRP will be drawn up into a syringe and injected into your scalp to induce hair growth. Research shows that the growth factors in PRP have the ability to stimulate cell survival, proliferation, differentiation, and the growth of new blood vessels.
Benefits of PRP:
– No downtime – You can return to your daily activities without taking time off
– Non-surgical – as opposed to surgical alternatives such as hair transplant
– Safety – we take your body’s own cells (“autologous”) as opposed to using foreign chemicals
– Effectivness – several early reports suggest significant improvement in hair density and stimulation of hair growth
Is PRP right for me?
Dr. Fakheri can determine if PRP if right for you as part of your comprehensive treatment plan for hair loss. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Fakheri for hair loss, please visit or call our office today. Our office is located in Tarzana, CA, adjacent to Woodland Hills and Encino.