If you have noticed thinning hair or hair loss, you may have looked into various treatments. If you want an option with no surgery or medications, we recommend you learn more about PRP. This powerful treatment takes healing and growth factors from your blood to stimulate thicker, healthier hair growth.
What is PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a non-surgical treatment that uses your blood to promote hair growth. The treatment involves the extraction of a small amount of your blood, which we process in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich layer from the other blood components. Your Krauss Dermatology provider injects this PRP into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
How Does PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Work?
The health of your scalp and hair follicles strongly affects hair thickness and overall growth. PRP improves the health of your scalp and follicles in several ways. The healing and growth factors in PRP trigger the growth of new blood vessels, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the follicles. They also stimulate dormant follicles to start growing hair again.
How Often Should You Get PRP for Hair Loss?
At Krauss Dermatology, we typically see excellent results with the following PRP schedule:
One monthly treatment for the first three months
One treatment three months later
One maintenance treatment every six months
Everyone responds differently to PRP, so you may need a different treatment schedule to see your desired results. We never take a cookie-cutter approach to treatment planning and will consider your individual needs and goals.
What Results Will I See With PRP?
Treatment results from PRP usually take at least two to three months to appear. You can expect results including:
Thicker, fuller-looking hair
Stronger strands that resist splitting and breaking
Better scalp health
Less hair shedding
PRP combines safely with and boosts the results of other hair loss treatments. For hair loss, you can use PRP with supplements, topical treatments, and oral medications. If you have questions about whether PRP fits into your existing treatment plan, your dermatologist can help.
During your PRP treatment, you will receive several injections in your scalp. The area may feel sensitive and swollen for a few days. We will provide instructions on how and when to wash your hair. Avoid using anything that might irritate your scalp, including hair styling products.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP for Hair Loss?
Men and women with thinning hair or hair loss can benefit from PRP. Since it uses your own blood, PRP is extremely safe for most people. Only a consultation with a dermatologist can determine for certain whether PRP is right for you. It might not be a good option for those with certain bleeding or clotting disorders.
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If you have further questions about PRP for hair loss, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of the board-certified dermatologists at Krauss Dermatology. Call us at (781) 416-3500 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.