Enhancing Hair Growth with PRP Injections

Thinning hair or hair loss affects many men and women, impacting their appearance and self-confidence. While there are surgical options for certain types of hair loss or topical medications, these treatments are not right for everyone.  A promising new option for increasing hair growth is plasma-rich platelet (PRP) injections. This non-invasive, non-surgical treatment has been shown effective in enhancing hair growth for some people struggling with thinning hair.

Why PRP for Hair Loss?

PRP has been used in many medical and cosmetic applications to improve cell growth and rejuvenation in live tissue. The concentrated plasma contains elements that stimulates stem cells to repair skin and tissue. The plasma is removed from the patient’s blood through a centrifuge. Since it is not a foreign substance, there is no concern about poor reactions or rejections of the plasma when used in medical treatments.

For hair loss, PRP injections are used to help rejuvenate the hair follicles in those who have hair follicle miniaturization. The concentrated plasma can help the stem cells in the hair follicles repair and regenerate tissue. The procedure involves injections in the scalp of PRP about an inch or so apart. The scalp is numbed first, so there is no discomfort during the treatment.

For many, PRP hair growth injections may help improve their hair thickness and restore a fuller head of hair. Both men and women can benefit from PRP treatments, without the risk of side effects from medications or the need for surgery. This treatment is available through some plastic surgeons, who can complete an exam and determine whether PRP injections could be an option for enhancing hair growth in the individual.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065