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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Jefferson K. Kilpatrick, MD | Russell B. Stokes, MD | Hannah Parbst, Esthetician

Utilizing the body’s own plasma to aid in its natural healing, rejuvenation and cellular growth. A small amount of your blood is withdrawn and processed to isolate the platelet-rich-plasma and growth factors, and then placed back in the skin by microneedling. Platelet rich plasma helps restore and enhance skin tone, reduce wrinkles and fine lines and improves skin texture and tone considerably.

PRP and hair loss

Hair loss or thinning hair is common across all genders. PRP, platelet-rich plasma is an increasingly popular way to treat hair loss. It involves taking plasma from your blood and injecting it into your scalp to stimulate hair growth. PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss treatments.

PRP is a substance drawn from your blood and injected into your scalp that can help heal bodily tissues, including follicles from which your hairs grow. PRP is extracted from your blood using a centrifuge-like mechanism that can separate the substance from your blood and increase the concentration of specific proteins that promote healing. Research also suggests that PRP injections can help treat androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Some people experience significant improvement after several sessions. 

The first round of treatments takes a few visits to see initial results. And after the results start to appear, you’ll still need to get touch-ups at least once a year to maintain new hair regrowth. Keep in mind that results will look different for everyone based on overall health, blood platelet levels, and hair health. 

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