PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. PRP contains a range of growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle. As some types of hair loss result from damage to hair follicles, researchers initially hypothesized that PRP could help regrow hair .
PRP is an increasingly popular way to treat hair loss. It involves taking platelet rich plasma from your blood and injecting it into your scalp to stimulate hair growth. The procedure is relatively painless and requires zero recovery time. Regrowth of hair occurs in patterned hair loss patients with a series of injections known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP).
PRP is not a cure for conditions that cause hair loss. For this reason, a person would need to receive multiple PRP treatments over time to maintain hair growth results. The doctor’s recommendations for how often a person should have PRP will vary depending on a person’s condition and the results of their initial treatment. The doctor may suggest having maintenance injections every 3–6 months once hair loss is under control.
PRP targets androgenetic alopecia, the hereditary hair thinning that affects both men and women. Experts believe it may also be effective for women with traction alopecia, hair thinning caused by too-tight ponytails, braids, other styles and salon procedures like straightening, colouring that pull the hair out. According to researchers, the best candidates are people who have only recently begun to lose hair. PRP won’t work for anyone who’s completely bald and it won’t completely regrow all lost hair.