PRP treatment is an effective method for hair loss. It uses the platelets contained in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate hair follicle cells so hair can grow back naturally. Hair loss is significantly reduced after the first session.
The advantages of PRP treatment
- Stimulates hair growth by stimulating hair follicle cells
- Suitable for both men and women
- Recommended in cases of early hair loss and hair transplants
- Natural, safe and biocompatible
- Doesn’t require any medication or chemical products
What is PRP treatment?
PRP treatment is a non-invasive therapeutic method that involves injecting platelets from the blood into the scalp.
The goal is to use the essential growth factors in platelets to stimulate the hair growth process. In practice, the PRP injection regenerates the hair follicle cells, nourishes multipotent stem cells, and activates the microcirculation of the scalp.
PRP treatment has proven its effectiveness for almost twenty years.
The patient can see a decrease in hair loss from the first session, and hair can sometimes grow back a few months after the 2nd session.
For which patients?
PRP treatment is recommended for both men and women. It is particularly recommended in the following cases:
- androgenetic hair loss
- diffuse hair loss
- slower hair growth
- hair transplants
What are the results?
According to several scientific articles, the PRP treatment has a very good success rate. The patient will notice an improvement in the hair quality and a decrease in hair loss. Studies have shown an improvement in the number of hairs per cm² ranging from 15 to 30%. A trichoscopy allows to check the effectiveness of the treatment.
What happens during a PRP treatment?
The most common protocol requires two sessions spaced three months apart, then one or two sessions per year. Each session takes about 30 minutes.
1st step: Blood sampling
PRP treatment relies on the use of platelets contained in the blood. This is why the treatment always begins with a 10 mL blood sample, which is immediately placed in a RegenBCT® tube. The RegenBCT® tube allows the preparation of PRP in a closed circuit, which is optimal in terms of performance and safety.
2nd step: Isolation of platelet-rich plasma
3rd step: PRP extraction
In general, between 5 and 6 mL of platelet-rich plasma is extracted. The extracted plasma has a high concentration of growth proteins (the platelet recovery rate is above 80%).
4th step: Injection of the PRP into the scalp
The doctor applies a local anesthetic or an anesthetic cream to the patient’s scalp before injecting all the plasma. The doctor focuses on the areas where hair is falling out. Several injections are done with a single-use microneedle.
PRP Treatment FAQ
YES – In general, it’s best to establish a precise diagnosis of your hair condition before starting any treatment. The doctor will then be able to determine the best treatment plan for your situation.
YES – Several scientific articles have shown that PRP treatment is effective. This will depend on your response to the treatment, but hair loss can be significantly reduced after the first treatment session. It takes at least two sessions to see hair grow back.
YES – Results can be long lasting if the treatment is repeated once or twice a year.
NO – A topical anesthetic cream is applied to your scalp before the procedure. The doctor then injects a local anesthetic, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Please note that some patients may experience a feeling of compression on the scalp. This usually does not last more than 24 hours after the PRP injection.
YES – PRP treatment is not recommended for pregnant women and people with diabetes, skin diseases, hemophilia or skin inflammations.
YES – Redness may appear in the treated areas, but it will disappear after 4 to 5 hours. However, we recommend avoiding hair dyes or other harsh products for 48 hours after the PRP treatment.
NO – PRP treatment is not a cure for baldness, which is a genetic problem. However, in moderate cases of androgenetic alopecia, doing a PRP treatment every year has been shown to slow down balding and sometimes increase hair density.
YES – PRP treatment is often recommended as a complement to a hair transplant. One of the positive consequences of the treatment is to stimulate miniaturized hair, whose bulb is still alive but largely atrophied and therefore destined to disappear quickly.