About Platelet-Rich Plasma
PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma.” Plasma is the watery protein-rich medium that facilitates the movement of blood cells around your body.
Platelets are a constituent of blood plasma that play an important role in healing. They enable the body to form clots, stopping you from losing too much blood when you cut yourself.
Doctor and cosmetic surgeons discovered some time ago that concentrating platelets in a centrifuge and re-injecting them into the body can assist in healing and recovery. In many cases, the therapy reduces the need to take anti-inflammatory and pain-relief medications with undesirable side-effects.
While PRP offers medical benefits, at Capital Laser & Skin Care, we use it to restore lost or thinning hair.
As people get older, changes in genetics and hormones can cause hair to thin and drop out. While men are most affected by thinning, recession, and pattern baldness, it can also affect many women too.
Platelet-rich plasma injections from Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Peters, Dr. Shah and their team can stop this process in its tracks and thicken hair. Factors in PRP activate latent growth factors, encouraging dormant follicles to start producing hair again. Over time, new strands grow, adding thickness and vitality.
The benefits of PRP injections for hair usually become apparent within two to three months. However, since pattern hair loss is an ongoing process, returning to the clinic for regular maintenance sessions is essential.