PRP Therapy for Hair Loss: Is it the Solution You've Been Looking For

PRP Therapy for Hair Loss: Is it the Solution You've Been Looking For

Jan 31, 2023

Anna Tempczyk

If you suffer from hair loss and are looking for an effective way to strengthen and nourish your hair, a PRP treatment may be a good choice.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment for hair is a popular treatment method among people with weakened hair roots and thinning hair.



What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair?


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a medical treatment that uses the patient's own blood plasma to prevent hair loss.

PRP treatment involves three stages.

First, blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge. After the centrifugation process, the blood will be separated into three components: platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma and red cells. This process increases the concentration of platelets in the plasma several times. Then, concentrated and enriched platelet-rich plasma is injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.


Is PRP treatment safe?


Because the PRP hair treatment uses the patient's own blood plasma, it is considered safe when performed by a trained professional. Occasionally, side effects such as mild pain, redness, or mild irritation may be observed after PRP treatment. Thanks to the fact that the patient's own blood is administered, there is no risk of transmitting viral diseases or allergic reactions


Is the PRP hair treatment painful?


The discomfort during the PRP hair care treatment is minimal. Blood is collected in a small amount, in the same way as for traditional tests. Local anaesthesia is usually used during the injection process to minimize discomfort.


How does PRP treatment work?


PRP treatment can be a good choice to stop hair loss and strengthen hair follicles due to its rich content of growth factors, proteins, and thrombocytes. These molecules support natural hair growth and increase hair thickness by increasing blood flow to the hair follicle. Since PRP is rich in proteins and vitamins, it is also considered a suitable solution for hair loss caused by nutritional deficiencies. In addition, because the plasma for PRP therapy is taken directly from the patient's own blood, it is completely compatible with the body.



Who is the treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) recommended for?


A good candidate for this treatment are people who suffer from thinning hair and moderate hair loss. Also, people who want to enhance the results of a hair transplant may consider platelet plasma (PRP) therapy to nourish and strengthen the hair follicles. People who are concerned about having a hair transplant may opt for a PRP treatment to counteract hair loss.

The use of blood thinners, heavy smoking, and certain disorders can be obstacles to PRP hair treatment. We encourage you to consult with our medical consultant individually to decide if platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is right for you.