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Two components make up platelet-rich plasma: platelets, which is a type of blood cell that is crucial to the body’s overall recovery, and the second is plasma, which is the liquid portion of blood. In addition to their well-known clotting properties, platelets also contain growth factors that can promote cell proliferation, encourage tissue regeneration, or hasten healing in the treated area. Simply said, platelet-rich plasma is blood that has more platelets than usual.
Clinicians draw a blood sample from the patient and place it into a centrifuge, which quickly spins the sample, isolating the platelets from the other blood components and concentrating them inside the plasma. This process produces platelet-rich plasma.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy for hair growth is a relatively new treatment for hair loss. It has been used for decades in other medical fields, but it is only recently being used to treat thinning hair and baldness. PRP therapy works by injecting the patient’s own blood plasma into the scalp. The platelets in the plasma are rich in growth factors which stimulate the hair follicles and encourage new hair growth. The growth factors also stimulate blood supply to the scalp, which can help promote healing and healthy growth.
Each individual may require a different amount of PRP sessions. There are various elements, including the degree of hair loss in the patient and the patient’s overall, general health. To obtain desired hair regrowth, multiple PRP sessions may be required. Patients may go through 3 unique sessions, spaced out by 5–6 weeks between each one. Patients may be advised to have single PRP sessions once every 4-6 months to sustain the benefits.
PRP sessions are considered non-invasive and relatively pain free. Some clinics take a tailored approach to numbing the scalp prior to the procedure. Some clinics take a topical approach, while other PRP clinics use a local anesthetic. Once the numbing process is completive, the entire process is relatively pain free.
During our research, we discovered that PRP session can range from $500 to over $1,000 per session. Some clinics are offering package discounts when you purchase multiple sessions upfront.