PRP & PRF Hair Loss Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

What is Androgenic Alopecia?

Androgenic Alopecia, treated with PRP or PRF hair loss therapy, is linked to changing hormone levels over time. The condition, commonly known as male pattern baldness, results from the interaction of age, genetics, and hormones. The hair on your head goes through a growth cycle that lasts from 2 to 6 years.  At the end of that cycle, the hair goes into a resting phase before finally falling out. The follicle then produces another hair and the cycle begins again. High levels of androgens and Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are believed to play a role in shrinking hair follicles and shortening the growth cycle.

How Does PRP or PRF Work?

PRP or PRF leverages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to accelerate recovery. When an injury occurs, platelets release growth factors, stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin for repair. Further information on this science can be gained here; The Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Field of Hair Restoration and Facial Aesthetics—A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

What is PRP?

PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is created by drawing a small amount of blood, separating plasma rich in platelets and growth factors, and injecting it into the scalp. This process stimulates hair follicles, increasing hair growth.

What is PRF?

PRF, or Platelet-Rich Fibrin, is similar to PRP but involves spinning whole blood in a centrifuge to create a gel-like substance. This substance, rich in plasma and fibrin, is then injected into the scalp, supporting new cell growth, including hair follicles.

Which Treatment is Right for Me?

The choice between PRP and PRF depends on individual needs. PRP, with a high platelet concentration, is effective for stimulating hair growth. PRF, providing support for new cell growth, may be preferred for additional benefits.

What Do Clinical Studies Show?

Numerous studies confirm the effectiveness of PRP in promoting hair growth, especially in Androgenetic Alopecia. While PRF shows promise, more research is needed to establish its effectiveness.

What is a PRP or PRF Injection?

After creating PRP or PRF from the patient’s blood, the solution is injected into the target area to increase growth factors, accelerating the healing process.

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