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PRP For Hair Restoration

​Thinning hair got you down?   

 A safe, new, natural treatment for hair loss.

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Clinical studies show it is a extremely fast and effective treatment for hormonal hair loss (androgenic alopecia) in both men and women. Benefits:

  • A non-invasive method ... with no surgery

  • Nearly painless treatment

  • No downtime 

  • Additive and chemical-free natural blood components are used

  • No allergic reactions or side effects


PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy for men’s and women’s hair loss is becoming more and more common and is proving to be effective in correcting hair loss when done correctly. 

Even though PRP therapy has been around since the 1980’s, doctors only started using it recently as a treatment for certain types of alopecia. Many user experiences have noted good results and the popularity of the procedure is growing rapidly. 

PRP for hair loss is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes the stem cells and growth factors from the patient’s own blood to trigger the growth of hair from resting or miniaturized hair follicles.

PRP Hair Restoration is an effective way to improve your hair density without surgery or harmful side effects. The procedure involves a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp.


These are the results that may be expected:

  • Increased blood supply to the hair follicle

  • Increased hair shaft size (thickness)

  • Triggered and maintained hair growth phase

  • Controlled hair growth cycle

  • Decreased hair loss

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* Individual results may vary

What is the Evidence For Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment For Hair Loss?

We know due to clinical success that PRP treatment for hair loss in men and women has great results and is very safe. We are a clinic that basis our practice on 2 fundamental principles 1) evidence based practice and 2) clinical efficacy and safety.


Below we have listed some of the recent clinical trials for the treatment of PRP for hair loss: efficacy and safety. Please note it is very important to interpret clinical trials with a critical eye. The benefit of clinical practice means you can tailor treatment far more specific to the individual. Whereas clinical trials have set protocols for processing, treatment and follow up.

An umbrella review of the use of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. 2023.


Platelet-Rich Plasma for Treatment of Hair Loss Improves Patient-Reported Quality of Life. Jan 2023.


PRP Treatment for Androgenic Alopecia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Clinical Trials on Patient Safety, Efficacy and Outcomes. 2023.


Comparative Study Between Intralesional Injection Of Platelet Rich Plasma And Intra Lesional Triamcinolone For The Treatment Of Alopecia Areata. Nov 2022.


Randomized control trial to study the efficacy and safety of platelet-rich plasma as intraoperative holding solution in hair restoration surgery: A pilot study. Jan 2023.


Platelet-rich plasma in alopecia areata and primary cicatricial alopecias: A systematic review. 2022. is considered a promising treatment for AA and PCAs in patients who experienced unfavorable outcomes from conventional treatment.


Comparison of Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) With PRP Microneedling in Androgenetic Alopecia. Oct 2022.


Regenerative medicine strategies for hair growth and regeneration: A narrative review of literature. Oct 2022.


Evaluating the Efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma and 1550 nm Fractional Laser in Combination and Alone for the Management of Androgenetic Alopecia. Oct 2022.


A Comprehensive Review of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Dermatologic Disorders. 2022.


Use of autologous platelet-rich plasma in androgenetic alopecia in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Oct 2022


Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Pattern Hair Loss in Male and Female Patients. 2022. Study revealed encouraging results for the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss with PRP. The autologous treatment was rated with high satisfaction scores and can be considered a safe and effective treatment modality.


Platelet-Rich Plasma Monotherapies for Androgenetic Alopecia: A Network Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression Study. 2022.


Hair Loss and Telogen Effluvium Related to COVID-19: The Potential Implication of Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma as Regenerative Strategies. 2022.


Leukocyte-Rich Platelet-Rich Plasma as an Effective Source of Molecules That Modulate Local Immune and Inflammatory Cell Responses. 2022.


A Comparative Study of Efficacy of 5% Minoxidil and 5% Minoxidil Plus Platelet-Rich Plasma in Same Patient for Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia. 2022.


Activated Platelet Rich Plasma versus Non-Activated Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Alopecia Areata. Jan 2023.


Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Have a Therapeutic Role in Hair Restoration? Jan 2023.


Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Treating Androgenetic Alopecia: A Novel Treatment Protocol Standardized on 2 Cases. Dec 2022.


Scalable and high-throughput production of an injectable platelet-rich plasma (PRP)/cell-laden microcarrier/hydrogel composite system for hair follicle tissue engineering. 2022.


Transitory hair growth using platelet-rich plasma therapy in stabilized central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia. Nov 2022.


Reversible Hair Loss in Lichen Planopilaris: Regrowth With Low-Dose Naltrexone and Platelet-Rich Plasma. 2022.


Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of female patients with chronic telogen effluvium: A randomised, controlled, double-blind, pilot clinical trial. 2022.


Combination of platelet-rich plasma and platelet gel in treatment of resistance androgenic alopecia: A case series study. Oct 2022.


Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia Using PRP to Target Dysregulated Mechanisms and Pathways. 2022.


Advancing Regenerative Cellular Therapies in Non-Scarring Alopecia. 2022


Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in Androgenic Alopecia-A Meta-Analysis. 2022.


Platelet Rich Plasma and Its Use in Hair Regrowth: A Review. 2022.


Combination therapy with platelet-rich plasma and minoxidil leads to better clinical results than monotherapy with these methods in men with androgenetic alopecia. 2022.


Advances in hair growth. 2022.


Comparative histological and immunohistochemical study on the effect of platelet rich plasma/minoxidil, alone or in combination, on hair growth in a rat model of androgenic alopecia. 2022.


Different platelet-rich plasma preparation protocols in Female pattern hair loss: Does it affect the outcome? Aug 2022.


Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Accelerated Androgenetic Alopecia Pattern Hair Loss After COVID-19 Infection: A Case Series. 2022.


Systematic review: The platelet-rich plasma use in female androgenetic alopecia as effective autologous treatment of regenerative plastic surgery. Feb 2022.


Platelet rich plasma application by dermapen microneedling and intradermal point-by-point injection methods, and their comparison with clinical findings and trichoscan in patients with androgenetic alopecia. 2022.


18F-FDG PET Uptake in the Scalp After Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy. 2022.


Injectable platelet rich fibrin facilitates hair follicle regeneration by promoting human dermal papilla cell proliferation, migration, and trichogenic inductivity. 2021.


Minoxidil, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), or Combined Minoxidil and PRP for Androgenetic Alopecia in Men: A Cost-Effectiveness Markov Decision Analysis of Prospective Studies. 2021.


Platelet-Rich Plasma in Androgenetic Alopecia. 2021.


Platelet-Rich Plasma with Microneedling in Androgenetic Alopecia: Study of Efficacy of the Treatment and the Number of Sessions Required. 2021.


Comparison of 5% minoxidil lotion monotherapy versus its combination with autologous platelet rich plasma in androgenetic alopecia in hundred males. 2021.


Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia: Results of a 54-Patient Prospective Study. 2021.


Platelet Rich Plasma Hybridized Adipose Transplant (PHAT) for the Treatment of Hair Loss: A Case Series. 2021.


Platelet-Rich Plasma in Female Androgenic Alopecia: A Comprehensive Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 2021.


Platelet-rich Plasma and Cell Therapy: The New Horizon in Hair Loss Treatment. 2021.


The Effects of Lower vs Higher Cell Number of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) on Hair Density and Diameter in Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA): A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo, Parallel-Group Half-Scalp IRB-Approved Study. 2021.


Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Female Androgenetic Alopecia: Review of the Literature. 2021.


AIRMESS - Academy of International Regenerative Medicine & Surgery Societies: recommendations in the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), autologous stem cell-based therapy (ASC-BT) in androgenetic alopecia and wound healing. 2021.


Evidence from a humanized mouse model of androgenetic alopecia that platelet-rich plasma stimulates hair regrowth, hair shaft diameter and vellus-to-terminal hair reconversion in vivo. 2021.


Platelet-rich plasma for androgenic alopecia: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study and combined mice model experiment. 2021.


Platelet-rich plasma with low dose oral minoxidil (1.25mg versus 2.5mg) along with trichoscopic pre- and post-treatment evaluation. 2021.


A new treatment for androgenetic alopecia : platelet-rich plasma injections]. 2021.


Evaluation of adding platelet-rich plasma to combined medical therapy in androgenetic alopecia. 2021.


Systematic review of platelet-rich plasma in treating alopecia: Focusing on efficacy, safety, and therapeutic durability. 2021.


Alopecia areata: a review on diagnosis, immunological etiopathogenesis and treatment options. 2021.


Platelet-Rich Plasma: Evolving Role in Plastic Surgery. 2021.


Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Concentrated Growth Factor in Treating Androgenetic Alopecia - A Retrospective Study. 2020.


On the day of the procedure, you medical practitioner will apply a local anesthetic agent after which a small blood sample is taken in our office and centrifuged. The prepared PRP growth factor is injected into the scalp using a syringe to help the biologically active materials to penetrate into the scalp at the level of the hair follicle.


The PRP is injected in a painless fashion into the scalp where there is hair loss. During the treatment, we ensure there is minimal discomfort or pain. While some minor irritation and redness are common after the therapy, these can easily be managed with medications.

The entire procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete and you can usually get back to your activities after the treatment.

There is no downtime to this procedure. The side effects are not common but could include infection or bruising.

What is the treatment schedule like?

PRP therapy for hair loss is initially performed as a series of three treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart.


After completing the initial series, maintenance is recommended with one treatment every 6-12 months.


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Results from PRP therapy vary and are typically seen within six months of the first treatment, although most clients begin to notice results at three months. The best outcomes are seen on patients who have hair thinning, but not completely bald spots on their head.

Standardized photos will be taken before each PRP Hair Restoration treatment so that improvement can be tracked. Looking over PRP hair restoration before and after photos is the best way to see how your results may look. It is important to understand that results will vary and there is never a guarantee of success.

A multi-therapy regimen for optimal results may also include topical and oral medications as well as nutritional supplements.

 After the treatment phase, the average hereditary hair loss patient can expect a PRP treatment once every 6-12 months to maintain results.Most patients will require this treatment every month for three months and then possibly again in 6 months or a year.  

How Long Treatment Results Last?

Recognizing and treating your hair loss cause is a crucial piece in maintaining your results from PRP restoration treatments. If the cause of your hair loss is not diagnosed and corrected, you will continue to experience localized hair loss in certain areas of your scalp. Androgenetic alopecia and other types of hair loss cannot be cured with PRP and only treated.


If your hair loss was caused by stress or taking certain medications, follow up treatments once or twice a year are recommended to maintain your results.


While PRP therapy for hair growth is still in its infancy from a medical research standpoint, evidence suggests that treatment results can last for years if hair loss’s initial cause is addressed.



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Want to learn more about Hair Regrowth with Growth factors, reach out to Ithaca Medical Aesthetics to schedule an appointment or a complimentary consultation.  

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