Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Hair Loss
La Jolla Hair Restoration offers platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss at our office in La Jolla, CA near San Diego. PRP therapy utilizes growth factors and regenerative properties other substances derived from the patient’s own blood to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is the isolated serum derived from a patient’s own blood which contains regenerative healing and growth factors. PRP is used in regenerative medicine applications in oral surgery, orthopedic surgery and cosmetic surgery. It has been adapted since that initial application to other surgical fields, including the field of Hair Restoration. It can be used as a stand alone treatment or in conjunction with Hair Restoration Surgery.
PRP use can be especially helpful in advanced cases of Female Pattern Hair Loss, and possibly as an investigational treatment for certain Cicatricial (“scarring”) Alopecias.
How PRP Works
First, the patient’s blood is collected. The blood must be processed in order to separate the different components of the blood so the platelet rich plasma can be extracted. In order to accomplish this, the blood is placed in a centrifuge that spins rapidly and separates the different components. The PRP is then placed into syringes so that it can be precisely injected into the desired areas of the scalp where there is hair loss.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact La Jolla Hair Restoration in the San Diego area today to schedule a consultation for your hair loss treatment. We can let you know if PRP therapy for hair loss is the right choice for you and can provide you with excellent care.