How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

Even a few short years ago, options were limited for treating hair loss. For most people, dealing with thinning hair meant either creatively combing their remaining hair to disguise the issue or investing in invasive, expensive chemical treatments.

But now, PRP for hair loss has changed everything.

What is PRP?

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a powerful component naturally produced by our bodies. The plasma is found within your blood, where it plays an integral part in your health and wellness.

One of the primary roles of PRP is to promote healing via the proteins and growth factors it contains. Platelets have a fantastic ability to communicate on a cellular level, acting as chemical signals between various cells in your body. Essentially, platelets are the body’s “project managers,” organizing other cells and directing them to complete the necessary actions for healing and rejuvenation.

When you consider just how effective PRP is in supporting healing, it makes sense that it has become a not-so-secret weapon against hair thinning and loss. 

How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

PRP for hair loss is a minimally-invasive, chemical-free hair restoration treatment that can be completed in a short and simple office visit.

First, we will do a gentle blood draw to collect a blood sample. The sample is placed in a specialized piece of equipment (called a centrifuge), where it is rapidly spun to separate its different components. Then, with the PRP isolated, we can use it for your treatment.

We deliver PRP injections targeted precisely to the areas where hair is thinning or gone. 

The PRP helps to “reactivate” your inactive hair follicles, directing them to an active growth phase to kickstart hair growth. Over time, your hair will naturally grow back and fill in, resulting in thicker, healthier hair and a more youthful look. 

Will PRP Hair Restoration Work for Me?

PRP is an effective treatment option for men and women experiencing hair loss due to reasons that include:

  • Hormonal hair loss
  • Stress
  • Age
  • Surgery
  • Illness
  • Hereditary hair loss

The treatment can be used for just small areas of the scalp or the entire scalp. 

We can discuss your needs and goals during your consultation to determine whether PRP is the best fit for you. 

How Many PRP Treatments Are Needed?

Each patient is unique, but the recommended treatment schedule for PRP is typically one treatment per month for 4-6 months (or until you achieve your desired results). After that, we suggest maintenance treatments every quarter. 

How Much Does PRP Hair Restoration Cost?

The cost can vary because each patient differs in the number of treatments they need, areas that need treatment, etc. However, most of our patients say they are surprised at just how affordable PRP is – and they often say they wish they had done it even sooner. At Affiliated Dermatology, we also offer complimentary consultations so patients can ask questions and determine if PRP treatment for hair loss is right for them.

Consider PRP Hair Restoration in Phoenix and the Valley

Are you ready for a simple, effective, and all-natural solution for hair loss? At our offices across the Valley, Affiliated Dermatology offers PRP treatments for hair loss and other aesthetic and medical treatments. Contact us to schedule your consultation today if you’d like to know more about PRP hair loss treatments.

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