Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Hair Loss

Treatment Overview:

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.

Contraindications:

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.

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