Losing some or all of one’s hair can be a disheartening occurrence that leaves one less confident and outgoing. Hair loss is a common problem that affects both men and women, particularly as a result of age and hormonal changes. For some of these patients, the key to natural hair restoration may lie in using their body’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate hair follicles and spur the hair back into a strong and healthy growth cycle.
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical procedure in which the patient’s platelet-rich plasma is injected into their scalp to trigger hair growth. Just because your hair follicles aren’t producing hair doesn’t mean they’re dead—they may simply be injured or inactive.
Platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors, i.e., substances that activate adult stem cells and facilitate cell growth. As such, injecting your scalp with platelet-rich plasma leads to the formation of new blood vessels that carry nutrients to the follicles, encouraging hair growth.