PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy has been used in sports medicine for decades. Today, this versatile treatment is used for skin and hair rejuvenation.
Blood is made up of many components, including red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma. Platelets contain proteins called growth factors, which aid in the healing of wounds. Whenever the body sustains an injury, these growth factors jumpstart the healing process and encourage new cell turnover. PRP therapy harnesses the regenerative properties of blood platelets to create an ideal environment for healthy hair growth.
During treatment, blood will be drawn and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. This platelet-rich plasma is then extracted. Next, the scalp is aestheticized, and the plasma is injected into specific areas. The growth factors quickly get to work by encouraging skin cell turnover, prolonging the growth phase of hair and stimulating dormant hair follicles.
Dr. Christopher Varona offers the most advanced and practical techniques for patients seeking PRP therapy for hair loss. He often performs this procedure with ACell, which is a multi-layer organic tissue matrix. This matrix contains additional growth factors and proteins that play a crucial role in reconstructing the skin and hair. When used in conjunction with PRP therapy, ACell can enhance the overall results and regrow hair faster.