Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Update: PRP is not related to nor included in the group of autologous cell therapies criticized by Health Canada in May 2019.
Platelet-Rich Plasma - The Procedure
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) enhances and strengthens your existing hair follicles. Normally, an average of two or three strands of hair grow in a single follicle. But in people with thinning hair, a large portion of hair follicles might only have a single strand of hair. PRP helps stimulate follicle growth and boost the number of hair strands growing in each follicle.
For the PRP procedure, the clinician draws blood samples, which are then spun in a centrifuge. The clinician takes platelets and growth factors from the blood and injects them into the scalp to promote hair growth, producing fuller and healthier hair.
The clinician takes blood samples from the patient. The samples are processed in a centrifuge to separate the components of the blood. The platelets are extracted and allowed to multiply and produce bioactive substances that promote growth and healing.
The clinician applies a local anaesthetic on the patient's scalp. The clinician then uses a microneedle scalp roller to improve absorption, and injects the platelets and growth factors into the scalp.
There is no downtime! Patients can resume everyday activities right after leaving the clinic, but we generally advise patients to avoid rigorous activity and touching the treated area for 24 hours.
Thicker, Fuller Hair
Platelet-Rich Plasma is a revolutionary treatment in the fields of cosmetic medicine and dermatology for its efficacy in stimulating new hair growth. It is minimally invasive with low risk of complications and no downtime. We typically use PRP as an adjuvant therapy with NeoGraft FUE hair transplants, but PRP may be a stand-alone option for you depending on your level of hair loss.
PRP has little to no chance of allergic reactions since the patient's own blood and growth factors are used in this process. The purpose of PRP is to use your body's own natural growth capabilities and concentrating them on the scalp to produce full, thick, healthy hair results. We are proud to offer the latest and best hair restoration treatments to our Toronto hair transplant clientele.
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