Hair

Hair Loss Treatment

PRP Treatment for hair loss

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) 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 injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.

Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart.

Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.

Because PRP therapy involves injecting your own blood into your scalp, you aren’t at risk of getting a communicable disease. Still, any therapy that involves injections always carries a risk of side effects such as:

  • bruises

  • Infection or formation of scar tissue

Be sure to report all medications you’re on before the procedure including supplements and herbs.

When you go for your initial consultation, many providers will recommend against PRP for hair loss if you:

You might also be rejected for treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with: