Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Beverly Hills
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a rejuvenating technique using your own body’s natural growth factors and nutrients to help treat hair loss. This therapy has been used for many years in other medical applications to help accelerate the healing process or rejuvenate the body and joints. Most recently, it has been found to be beneficial for aesthetic reasons such as hair loss and skin rejuvenation.
This patient received platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment to the temples and frontal hairline to address thinning in these areas.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How is it performed?
A: PRP therapy is done as a simple in-office procedure. Dr. Attenello will first discuss with you your areas of concern and carefully map out the regions for treatment. Next, your blood is drawn and then placed in a centrifuge that will then separate out the platelet rich plasma. Once this is ready, we then numb your scalp with topical and local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. The PRP is then injected into your scalp area using very fine micro-needles to deliver the PRP to precise areas to promote hair restoration. The whole procedure takes about one hour.
Q: How does PRP work?
A: Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is commonly used in our bodies to promote healing, respond to injury, and stimulates tissue regeneration. This is achieved by the various growth factors that are found in PRP. These same healing factors are proposed to help slow down hair loss as well as strengthen any thinning or weak hairs. Preliminary studies have shown promising results for hair loss.
Q: Is there any down time?
A: There is usually no down time with this procedure. There may be some slight redness afterwards but this should subside quickly.
Q: When should I see results?
A: Results usually takes at least three months after the last session of PRP and many patients need a few sessions to see the best results.
Q: Am I a good candidate?
A: PRP is an excellent option for those patients with areas of thinning hair or hair loss, mostly related to hormones or genetics, who may not need or want hair restoration surgery. It is also an excellent option for females who have areas of hair loss or hair thinning for the same reasons.
Q: Can I continue any medication that I’m taking for hair loss?
A: Yes! We encourage continuation of any other medications that you may be taking for hair loss including Rogaine and Propecia. Both of these can provide additive effects in conjunction with PRP.