Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance we use to enhance the outcome of a variety of our medical procedures. While PRP is used in a number of cosmetic procedures, it has proven exceptionally beneficial for hair transplants in slowing the progression of hair loss and stimulating hair regrowth.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
As the name implies, PRP is simply a mixture of blood plasma that has additional platelets, growth factors, and cytokines mixed in. PRP is always prepared from the patient’s own blood sample. The volume of natural platelets, growth factors, and cytokines makes platelet-rich-plasma an ideal addition to any procedure that might require an enhanced healing process.
PRP Hair Restoration Treatment
The treatment is a simple in-office procedure. We obtain a sample of your own blood and process it in our lab. The sample is spun at a high rate of speed in a special centrifuge to separate the PRP from other components of blood. Dr. Scott Darling will administer the PRP in a series of injections in the targeted areas of your scalp, which takes approximately 10 minutes. There is no downtime post-treatment, and you can resume your regular activities immediately after the procedure. For optimal results, PRP injection therapy should be administered 3-4 times a year.
PRP injections have had numerous positive effects on patients. These include:
Shorter recovery times post-transplant
Transplanted follicles “take” and recover faster
Less inflammation and irritation after procedure
Improved hair growth in recipient area (restored area of scalp)
Less inflammation as a result of surgery
Nonsurgical Hair Loss Treatments at Darling Hair Restoration
With or without hair transplant surgery, the use of PRP therapy can promote the growth of new hair. If you’re interested in a nonsurgical hair restoration procedure, PRP therapy may be right for you. Contact Darling Hair Restoration in Liberty, Missouri at (816) 792-3400 to learn more or use our online form to request a consultation with Dr. Darling.