Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called Growth Factors and Cytokines. The Growth Factors and Cytokines are signaling proteins and have a stimulating effect on the Stem Cells located within the targeted areas of hair follicles.

PRP Treatment is a simple office-based procedure. The patient’s own blood is drawn, similar to a lab test, and placed into a special syringe. The syringe is then placed into a centrifuge that will separate the PRP from the other blood components. The separated PRP is then drawn into another syringe used for injections. The entire process, including the blood sample processing and the completion of the injections, will take approximately 60 minutes. After the area has been numbed, Dr. Pervaiz will use a microneedling device on the area to stimulate the stem cells in the hair follicles. Dr. Pervaiz finds this step is crucial to gaining the best results possible.

It is advised to initially have a series of three PRP sessions scheduled roughly about 4-6 weeks apart.  Maintenance afterward will vary from person to person depending on one’s rate of hair loss.

The option to add ACELL and additional Growth Factors are also available. These options can be discussed at your Fortunately, treatment options are available depending on the cause of Hair Loss, these options will be discussed at your consultation with Dr. Pervaiz.

PRP hair restoration is suitable for both men and women. PRP therapy offers the opportunity for hair restoration for those patients who are not candidates for surgery or those patients wanting a non-surgical approach to treatment.