PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into scalp.
Wolf Medical offers PRP with ACell, a standalone procedure to slow the progress of balding and hair loss. In some cases, this procedure reverses hair loss.
PRP has unique benefits as a hair loss treatment. There are no wounds created, as only a tiny 30g needle is used. And there is no scarring of any sort; following the procedure there is zero visual evidence.
Bottom line: PRP injection is a cost-effective and feasible treatment option for hair loss, and can be regarded as a valuable complement to other hair loss treatments.
What makes PRP effective for hair loss?
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells and platelets). Platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual in PRP.
Growth factors have several functions, including blood vessel growth, cell replication, collagen formation, and growth of specialized cells. Thus PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth, due to the high concentration of growth factors present.
Can I use other medical therapies at the same time?
Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it and prescribe PRP therapy to patients who are not eligible for surgery or who want to delay hair restoration surgery. As a non-surgical treatment option, we recommend PRP therapy along with Minoxidil and DHT blockers or for those patients who cannot tolerate or have side effects with these medications.
How much does PRP cost?
The cost of treatment with PRP is $3000. This includes up to three sessions, which is typically recommended.
Wolf Medical staff look forward to discussing PRP as a possible treatment option for you. Contact the clinic for a free in-office consultation or call us at 513-774-0400 today.