Protein Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
A Protein Rich Plasma Injection is a highly innovative treatment that is known to be effective against hair loss and subsequent balding. These injections consist of blood plasma that is concentrated with platelets. A high concentration of activated platelets in the injections makes for a potion that is stimulated to release Multiple Growth Factors and Cytokines; both of which spur healing and accelerate growth of hair follicles.
An environmentally controlled lab is needed for a Protein Rich Plasma Procedure to be completed. If you and Dr. Agullo or Dr. Palladino choose this course of action against hair loss, the first step will be to draw blood from your vein. The amount of blood needed is similar to the amount taken during routine lab work.
Once taken, this blood is processed and concentrated with platelets. It is then injected into the scalp in the areas where hair loss is apparent. While the results may take some time to show, PRP injections are a completely natural and safe way to cure hair loss and early stages of balding. To make sure these injections are effective, the treatment is repeated every 4 to 6 months. Studies to date show that PRP is effective in up to 80% of the patients treated.
How do PRP Injections spur hair growth single-handedly? With proteins and platelets, the injected plasma has the power to wake up dormant hair follicles. This treatment is most effective in those areas of the scalp where hair is thinning and follicles are producing very small, broken or ‘miniature’ hair.
PRP injections are also a popular medication used after a hair transplant to ensure that the new hair is strong and rich with proteins in its roots. Moreover, since PRP injections also have healing powers, they are used on donor sites during and after a hair transplant to make sure scars and wounds heal properly.