The PRP Hair Loss Breakthrough
It is estimated that approximately 56 million Americans are affected by hair loss, nearly half of which are women. Hair loss can occur at any age and can be caused by genetics, stress, underlying medical conditions, certain medications, and more. If you are looking for a natural way to restore a full head of hair, PRP hair restoration may be the answer.
What is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets in blood are best known for clotting blood during an injury. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which have a large number of healing properties. PRP is plasma with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors, and when injected into the scalp, has been proven to effectively combat thinning or balding hair.
The procedure begins by drawing a small amount of your blood, similar to a blood test. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. Once isolated, the growth properties in the platelets are activated and prepared for injection. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the areas where hair loss is occurring. The entire procedure takes under an hour from start to finish and has little-to-no side effects. Some patients may experience bruising which fades within two weeks.
PRP yields the best results with consistent and repeated treatments. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s response and results. Following this protocol, anticipated results can first be seen within two to three months.
Benefits of PRP over other traditional hair restoration methods:
There are many options for hair restoration out there today. There are some FDA approved medications for hair loss but results are far from consistent and must be taken consistently over long periods of time. They also come with side effects like scalp dryness, itching or even sexual dysfunction.
Another option is a hair transplant surgery which is expensive, requires the cutting of the scalp and leaves scars.
PRP for hair loss is a highly effective and minimally invasive alternative to the countless treatments currently out there. PRP injections “reawaken” the hair follicles and rejuvenate the scalp in a natural, regenerative manner.
Is there scientific backing to PRP therapy for hair loss?
There are a number of peer-reviewed studies that show that PRP therapy works to directly combat hair loss. These studies are done independently and are done across the world.
- Netherlands, 2018 — Introducing Platelet-Rich Stroma: Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) Combined for the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia
- Turkey, 2018 — Comparison of the Efficacy of Homologous and Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma for Treating Androgenic Alopecia
- Pakistan, 2018 — Effect of platelets-rich plasma on scalp hair diameter
Egypt, 2018 — The effect of autologous activated platelet-rich plasma injection on female pattern hair loss
- USA, 2018 — Platelet-Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Female Pattern Hair Loss: A Patient Survey
- Spain, 2017 — A Proposal of an Effective Platelet-rich Plasma Protocol for the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia. Image on the right is one of several included in this paper, and shows the patient’s scalp as well as a closeup view of the hair via magnification.
- Italy, 2017 — Correlation between individual inflammation genetic profile and platelet rich plasma efficacy in hair follicle regeneration
- India, 2017 — Platelet-rich plasma with microneedling in androgenetic alopecia along with dermoscopic evaluation
- India, 2017 — A Split Head Study of Efficacy of Placebo versus Platelet-rich Plasma Injections in the Treatment of Androgenic Alopecia
- Italy, 2017 — Valuation of Not-Activated and Activated PRP in Hair Loss Treatment: Role of Growth Factor and Cytokine Concentrations Obtained by Different Collection Systems
- Spain, 2016 — Randomized Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Half-Head Study to Assess the Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma on the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia
- Italy, 2015 — The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Hair Regrowth: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial
- Thailand, 2015 — At the 9th Congress for Hair Research, Dr. Ratchathorn Panchaprateep from Thailand presented favorable findings regarding combination therapy treatment of hair loss using PRP and Non-Ablative 1,550 nm Erbium Glass Fractional Laser in 9 patients
- India, 2015 — Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Treatment of Androgenic Alopecia
- South Korea, 2015 — Therapeutic Efficacy of Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma and Polydeoxyribonucleotide on Female Pattern Hair Loss
- Greece, 2014 — Study of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections in the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia Through a 1-year Period
- Italy, 2014 — Platelet-Rich Plasma for Androgenetic Alopecia: A Pilot Study
- Italy, 2014 — The Effect of Autologous Activated Platelet Rich Plasma (AA-PRP) Injection on Pattern Hair Loss: Clinical and Histomorphometric Evaluation
- India, 2014 — Platelet-Rich Plasma in Androgenic Alopecia: Myth or an Effective Tool
- France, 2013 — Platelet-Rich Plasma: a Therapy for Hair Growth
- Taiwan, 2013 (done on mice) — Promotional Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Hair Follicle Reconstitution in vivo
- Brazil, 2012 — Follicular Unit Megasessions and Platelet Growth Factors
- South Korea, 2012 (done on mice) — Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Potential Therapeutic Tool for Promoting Hair Growth
Here at Revlis Medical, we have years of experience with using PRP therapy to reverse hair loss. Schedule a consultation today so our experts can meet you and design the right hair loss treatment for you.
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Why Prp For Hair Loss?
- Increases blood supply to the follicle
- Increases shaft thickness
- Triggers and maintains growth phase of hair
- Controls hair growth cycle
- Decreases hair loss
- Perfect for both men and women!