PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical therapy that stimulates hair follicles into growth. For men and women who are troubled by thinning hair, receding hairlines or excessive shedding, PRP offers a natural solution to hair loss that requires little more than a vial of your own blood.


Here’s how PRP can make hair grow back

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, derived from a patient’s own blood through centrifuging. The PRP causes growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of inactive hair follicles. The treatment is quite simple, as well as pain free, due to the anesthesia block given to the nerves of the scalp.  Using a small gauge needle, the PRP is inserted into the scalp where growth factors immediately go to work. New hair growth may be noticed in as little as two months, but the average is 3 to 4 months. For optimal results, we recommend a series of 4 treatments spaced a month apart, followed by maintenance treatments about every 6 months or so, depending on results desired.

Benefits of PRP hair restoration

  • Because PRP is composed of your own blood cells, there is no chance for an allergic reaction or for rejection by your immune system
  • Hair regrowth takes place at a natural pace over 3 to 4 months, for a more subtle improvement in appearance
  • Procedure takes less than an hour as an in-office procedure
  • Use of small gauge needles and local anesthetic eliminates pain
  • No downtime; normal activities may be resume immediately

Who is a good candidate for PRP hair restoration?

Hair loss occurs for many reasons. Genetics, stress, medications, even vitamin deficiencies can cause hair loss or thinning.  Anyone who is noticing  a receding hairline, a widening part, or excessive shedding is a good candidate for PRP hair restoration. (At this time, however, it is not a good option for people who are completely bald.) The therapy is most effective during the early stages of hair loss, when you start noticing less volume in your hair and more volume on your brush.

PRP for hair restoration is becoming a very attractive, easy and effective way to restore fuller heads of hair. PRP has been used for wound healing and other medical applications for the past two decades, so it is well-established as a safe and effective therapy. At LivingYoung Center, our physician has years of experience using PRP therapy for joint pain. We also recommend PRP with microneedling for cosmetic rejuvenation that takes anti-aging to a new level.