PRP Therapy in Chevy Chase, MD

Stop hair loss in it’s tracks.

What is PRP

What is PRP?

PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy is a three-step hair loss prevention treatment. It can be particularly useful in preventing further hair loss. Some patients have even reported noticeably thicker, fuller hair.

PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications, depending on your situation.

How does it work?

PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart.

Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.

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 in 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.

Am I a candidate for PRP?

PRP generally works best on men who have thinning hair. It is not generally performed on men who have lost most or all of their hair.

PRP therapy is most effective on men in early to mid stages of hair loss. Once most or all of the hair in an area is gone, a hair transplant may be required.

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