PRP for Hair Loss
One of the most exciting advances in aesthetic treatments today is the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as “male pattern baldness” or hair loss on the scalp. Hair loss occurs in approximately 35 million men and 21 million women. Statistics show that over the age of 60, the number of men and women managing loss of hair increases substantially. PRP utilizes your own platelets to deliver growth factors into dormant follicles which is said to restart follicular growth and/or transition dormant follicles into an active state. Contact one our 40+ locations across California to learn more!
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma, known as PRP, is blood plasma containing concentrated growth factors and other bioactive proteins that stimulate growth in hair follicles.* The growth factors found in PRP serve as a safe, natural and effective option for hair restoration in both men and women.* PRP harnesses your body’s natural healing and growth promoting abilities to encourage hair growth.
What Is the Treatment Protocol?
We recommend a total of 3 treatments, performed 1 per month for 3 months followed with maintenance treatments every 4-6 months. We monitor your success with pre-treatment photos and your response to therapy. The clinical studies completed by manufacturers of PRP equipment recommend waiting 6 months after your 3rd treatment to realize the full efficacy of the procedure.
What Can You Expect During Treatment?
PRP Hair Growth Treatments are simple in-office treatments that last about 45 minutes and typically require no downtime. A quick blood draw will allow us to isolate your own plasma using a centrifuge that spins the blood to separate out the growth factors. The PRP is separated out, transferred into a small syringe and then lightly injected back into the areas where baldness or thinning are occurring.
What Can You Expect After Treatment?
Aftercare instructions will be provided to you but you can go about your day as you normally would. No one will know you just had PRP! You can generally wash and style your hair within 24-hours of treatment, but you should follow the specific aftercare instructions that will be given to you by your provider.*
FDA cleared 510(k) Class II medical device. Eclipse PRP is intended for the safe and rapid preparation of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from a small sample of blood at the patient point of care. While the FDA has not approved the indicated use of PRP for androgenetic alopecia, California Skin Institute has utilized this technology and treatment protocol with great success and safety.