Platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. Our blood is composed primarily of plasma, blood, platelets and white blood cells. The plasma and platelets contain several growth factors and cellular signaling factors that play a significant role in the biology of healing. PRP has been used as an adjunct in hair restoration and skin rejuvenation by stimulating stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle and cells in the skin dermis. Individual results vary with each patient and no guarantees of success can be made. Clinical trials and research studies show promising results in the use or PRP in hair restoration, however, data is incomplete and not all studies show a positive response. PRP can be used all over the body and has extensive applications in hastening the recovery from orthopedic surgery/injuries and has been used in cardiac surgery as well.
Candidates for PRP are those with thinning hair who have tried other therapies such as Propecia or Minoxidil and have still not seen a positive response. Consider it a bridge therapy for those patients who are not candidates or not interested in undergoing a hair transplant. It is a nonsurgical therapeutic option for stimulating hair growth. Then a booster session is suggested 6 months to 12 months apart. Typical results are a 30% increase in hair thickness or patients state that their hair is falling out less often.
At CHG, our Aesthetic Care Plans combine Facial PRP with Microneedling and suggested topical skincare for optimal results.
*Individual results may vary.