Platelet Rich Plasma / PRP Therapy
Hair Loss Treatment
Performed at The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research in Atlanta, Georgia.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP Therapy), performed at The Griffin Center in Atlanta, GA is created by spinning a sample of the patient’s own blood in a centrifuge, separating it into its component parts. This process allows us to distill a highly concentrated solution of platelets suspended in a small volume of plasma. These platelets secrete fundamental growth factors that initiate all wound healing, and the plasma itself contains three separate proteins that act as a matrix for bone, connective tissue, and epithelial regrowth. The concentrate of Platelet Rich Plasma, when re-injected into the body, stimulates the healing process while simultaneously accelerating the speed and degree of regeneration in the damaged tissue.
Patients suffering from hair loss often exhibit a characteristic shrinking of the hair follicles. Over time, as the follicles shrink, they produce hair that is thinner and thinner, until they reach a point where they stop producing hair at all. Injecting Platelet Rich Plasma into the scalp can cause the shrinking hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing thicker and fuller hair growth. Moreover, we have found that platelet rich plasma accelerates the transition of the hair follicle from the dormant telogen state back to the actively growing anagen state, reducing the necessary recovery time after hair restoration surgery. At The Griffin Center, we have been using PRP in conjunction with our transplant procedures with consistently excellent results.
More recently, Platelet Rich Plasma has proven effective as a stand-alone treatment for men and women with specific types of hair loss, particularly genetic pattern loss and some forms of traction alopecia. In some cases, PRP has even helped to regrow hair in areas afflicted with alopecia areata, eyebrow hypotrichosis, and chronic telogen effluvium. At The Griffin Center, we generally recommend a set of three initial treatments six weeks apart followed by a repeat treatment one year after the first in order to achieve the best results. Each treatment generally takes less than an hour to perform and patients can return to work the same day.