Nonsurgical Hair Restoration: PRP Treatment

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 26, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

Although many people wish to slow the effects of aging, not everyone is a good candidate for a hair transplant surgery. Surgery requires some downtime, and not everyone's schedule is flexible enough to allow a recovery period. Platelet Rich Plasma treatment (PRP) is a simple procedure with no recovery time that helps generate hair growth. The procedure is done by drawing blood from the patient's arm, spinning it in a centrifuge, and then injecting it into their scalp to target areas of hair loss. This process generates bloodflow to the hair follicles, which then stimulates hair growth. This procedure is great for people that are experiencing early and minimal hair loss, in which PRP would act as a preventative mechanism for future hair loss. People that suffer from alopecia have also been proven to benefit from PRP. Many women choose to get PRP done to combat their thinning hair. Results can start to be seen within the first 3 months, however, consistency is vital. For the best results, PRP treatment should be done once every month for 3 months, and then every 3 to 6 months following that period. Significant growth is seen around 6 months to 1 year. To determine if you are a good candidate for PRP treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kassir to discuss the benefits of PRP.