Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of your own autologous platelets which have reservoirs filled with powerful growth factors and healing agents. It is “harvested” from your own blood. This is done by collecting a small volume of your blood and spinning it down to separate the red blood cells from the platelet cells. This resulting PRP is then activated and introduced back to an area by a tiny injection. PRP helps signal your body’s own stem cells and growth cells to ‘jump start’ the healing, repair, and rejuvenating process.
PRP is used as a non-surgical approach to hair loss. The main uses include but are not limited to: male pattern balding, female pattern loss, scarring alopecia, and occasionally alopecia areata.