PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. Due to the natural variation in quality of platelet-rich plasma, results will vary between individuals. Some patients may require multiple sessions to obtain desired outcomes.
You should not have PRP treatment done if you have any of the following conditions:
- An impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases, HIV, HTV, or immunosuppressive medications
- Skin conditions and diseases including: Facial cancer, existing or uncured. This includes SCC, BCC and melanoma, systemic cancer, and chemotherapy.
- Steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), communicable diseases, blood disorders and platelet abnormalities, anticoagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin)
- Do not have PRP treatment if you are pregnant.
Immediately Following Treatment:
- It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your treatment.
- You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.
- You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.
- In rare cases, skin infection or reaction may occur, which is easily treated with an antibiotic or inflammatory.