PRP For Hair Growth

PRP non-surgical hair restoration consists of the application of your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) topically and by injection into the area of thinning hair to stimulate new hair growth and improve health and texture of existing hair.


PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart.

Step 1

Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).

Step 2

After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into three layers:

  • Platelet-poor plasma
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Red blood cells

Step 3

The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.

Side Effects

  • Because the PRP is obtained from you, it virtually eliminates the possibility of an allergic reaction.
  • Like with any treatment involving needle injections there is mild bleeding, easily controlled with the application of pressure.
  • There is a small risk of bruising and of infection at the injection site.
  • There is some tenderness in the treated area which can last a few days.
  • In a small number of individuals, there may be mild swelling of the treated area which can last a few days.
  • Rarely there may be shedding of hair.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who is the ideal candidate for PRP treatments for hair loss?

    • Young healthy males and females are the best candidates for PRP treatment.
    • Patients with thin hair and areas of low hair density are ideal candidates.

    How Effective is the PRP treatment?

    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used to stimulate and nourish follicles for hair growth. Highly concentrated plasma contains platelets that release growth factors; these growth factors have been shown to generate new hair and improve the density and health of your existing hair.

    Is there a recovery period or downtime after PRP treatments?

    After a session of PRP, you might feel a bit of discomfort and redness over the site of the procedure. You should be able to resume your daily activities within the next couple of hours.