PRP: The New Way to Treat Hair Loss

December 14, 2018


80 Million Americans

suffer from hair loss according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is not a new phenomenon. It has been used for years as a way to repair joint damage. The most recent use for it however, is to reverse hair loss. PRP has been found to stimulate the hair follicle promoting thick, healthy hair to grow fairly quickly. Injected deep into the scalp, the solution then tends to diffuse into the dermis where it works its magic! The 15 minute procedure, where the PRP is injected in a grid like pattern in and around the affected area, may require an anesthetic numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable. In some types of hair loss, PRP spawns new hair growth in six to 12 months, with many doctors seeing initial results in as little as three months!

Because there are so many types of hair loss, it is imperative that you see a board certified dermatologist to rule out causes that may indicate other health issues. You may require a biopsy or further evaluation before initiating PRP treatments.

If you are interest in getting a PRP treatment on your scalp, schedule your consultation with our Dr. Legacy to see what PRP can do for you!

“Hair Loss Solutions”. New Beauty summer-fall 2018: 114. Print.