Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Practitioners began using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair restoration after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells can prolong the growing phase of the hair cycle.
PRP for hair restoration targets female-pattern and male-pattern baldness, also known as hereditary hair thinning. Experts believe it may also be effective for women with traction alopecia, hair thinning caused by excessively tight ponytails, braids, and other hair styles that pull the hair out. PRP for hair restoration therapy works better if your hair loss is recent. It is more challenging to “wake up” hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time. PRP for hair restoration won’t work for anyone who’s completely bald, and it won’t completely regrow all lost hair.
Every three to four weeks for the first four months, plasma will be injected into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. After the first four months, the patient enters into a maintenance phase during which injections are about three or four months apart for up to two years. The injection schedule will depend on your genetics, pattern and amount of hair loss, age, and hormones.