PRP treatment is an in-office procedure that uses the patient’s own blood, re-injected back into their scalp, to stimulate hair growth. It is a natural, safe, and effective treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate derived from the blood, specifically the platelets, which are rich in nutrients and growth factors. These growth factors stimulate hair production. At The Dermatology Institute of Boston, we can provide you with exceptional care and outstanding results using PRP.
Your blood is composed of several components, including red blood cells, blood plasma, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets are a type of small blood cell responsible for clotting to help stop bleeding. The natural growth factors found in platelets can help to stimulate hair growth.
The first step to get PRP is to draw the patient’s own blood. This is just like having a blood test done at a laboratory except that it is done right in our office. Once a patient’s blood is drawn, it is placed into a centrifuge for ten minutes to separate out the platelets. The platelets are then collected into special syringes for injection into the scalp. The injections are done into the scalp with a very tiny needle and minimal discomfort and takes only minutes.
PRP has made waves as a non-surgical option for hair restoration and hair-loss prevention. The treatment is safe and effective for both men and women, and it produces minimal discomfort with long-lasting and natural-looking results.
The growth factors contained in PRP provide several benefits when injected into the scalp. The treatment stimulates the growth within the hair follicles and provides a supply of nutrients that help to strengthen the hairs, thicken them, and keep them growing for longer. This means that new healthy hairs are growing and fewer hairs are falling out.
We recommend three monthly PRP treatments followed by maintenance treatments every 6 months.
If you are looking for a safe, natural, and effective non-surgical way to rejuvenate your skin or regrow your hair, contact The Dermatology Institute of Boston today to schedule a consultation for your PRP treatment.