Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Loss
What is Hair Loss?
Androgenetic alopecia, also called pattern hair loss, affects both men and women. In men, it begins with a receding hairline at the temples and thinning of the crown. These areas enlarge and eventually converge. In women, it appears as thinning on the front central scalp with widening of the central part.
Are there treatment options?
There are several options currently used to treat hair loss:
Hair Transplant Surgery
Finasteride (for men only)
Speak to your dermatologist to find out which option is best for you.
What is PRP?
So, how does PRP work? First, we take a sample of your blood in a specialized platelet separation tube. Then it is spun in a centrifuge until the plasma separates completely. After the separation is finished, the plasma is injected into the scalp. The entire visit should take about 30 minutes.
How does it work?
Platelets contain growth factors which promote healing and reduce recovery time. They are utilized in diverse fields of medicine to regenerate tissue. For instance, in orthopedics, PRP is used to accelerate the healing of musculoskeletal injuries. In dermatology, PRP has been found to increase hair density and hair thickness by using the body's natural growth factors to boost underactive hair follicles.
Is this covered by my insurance?
PRP Therapy is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance.