The treatment is done in our office by Dr. E Ronald Finger, or one of his qualified Nurse injectors. After drawing the blood it is then placed into our centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood. PRP contains important growth factors that help the healing process within our body. Dr. E Ronald Finger gently administers a local anesthetic to numb the scalp prior to the PRP procedure. If desired, a sedative can be administered (if you are not driving home). The PRP is then injected into the areas of hair loss. How a patient responds to the procedure can vary from person to person, and will depend on the intrinsic healing ability of one’s own body. Individuals receiving PRP Hair Growth Therapy exhibit improvement after 2-or 3-months (within the natural growth cycle of the hair).
PRP Hair Growth Therapy is often combined with Hair Transplantation
PRP can be included as a part of the NeoGraft hair restoration procedure, or FUT procedure and is exceptionally good at helping the new grafts heal into their new location. Medical studies have consistently shown that this additional treatment increases the growth and density of the transplanted hair. The PRP acts in a manner, not unlike fertilizer for your lawn. When used in conjunction with a hair restoration procedure, FUE NeoGraft robotic surgery procedures, the PRP is injected painlessly just under the skin where the new hair grafts are going to be placed, so that when they are placed, a high-than-normal level of the body’s own cells of healing are present in the skin, which greatly enhances the graft yield, hair density, and final cosmetic appearance.
When PRP is used in conjunction with hair transplantation it is usually injected a few weeks prior to the hair restoration procedure. There are no wounds created; only a needle is used, so there is no scarring, and there is no downtime required for PRP injections. This is similar to when you have your blood drawn for labs; there are no permanent changes that occur at the blood draw site, typically on the inside of your elbows. PRP Treatment as a stand-alone procedure can be effective for women and men under 35 with thinning hair. There is a significant chance that the rate of hair loss slows down dramatically, and in some cases, the follicle produces hairs with larger hair shaft diameters, and thus it appears as though the hair has grown back. PRP Therapy can be repeated 3-4 times per year.