PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

PRP Treatment For Hair Loss

PRP Hair Loss – Non-invasive treatment for thinning hair

As we age and go through hormonal changes, thinning hair happens to everyone, including women. While there’s no way to entirely stop your hair loss, there is an option for preventing hair loss by preserving the follicles that remain. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a non-surgical procedure for people suffering from alopecia, hair thinning or male pattern baldness. Plasma is a component of blood which is full of healing and growth factors. When injected into areas of hair loss, it can help strengthen follicles and increase the quality and thickness of the hair. PRP will strengthen and thicken existing hair but it will not replace lost hair. 

Hair loss or thinning hair is not gender specific, as recent worldwide statistics site that 40% of those suffering from hair loss are women. While some may think that hair restoration is an aesthetic choice, we happen to believe that treating hair loss helps our clients emotionally by restoring confidence. With a customized PRP non-surgical hair replacement treatment plan, it is possible for men and women to feel good about their hair again. 

Preparing for Treatment

A man undergoing a syringe injection in Vancouver for PRP treatment.

It is recommended that patients wash and dry their hair the morning of the PRP session. Do not apply sprays, gels, or any other styling products to your hair. If you wear a hair system, please remove it before your PRP treatments. It is fine to color your hair up to 3 days before the procedure. 

A man undergoing a syringe injection in Vancouver for PRP treatment.

Frequently Asked

There are two main types of hair loss, people with chronic hair loss (e.g., androgenetic hair loss/male and female pattern baldness) and acute hair loss (e.g. alopecia areata). Anyone suffering from androgenetic hair loss can benefit from PRP hair treatment. Treatment should be done early in hair thinning for the best results. Once the “shiny” scalp is visible, it is difficult to regrow hair where the hair follicles are no longer active. 

The treatment process takes approximately 15 minutes. A blood sample is drawn and centrifuged from which the PRP is extracted. When the PRP is injected into a damaged area it triggers a healing cascade effect. New collagen will begin to develop which causes tightening and strengthening of the tendons and ligaments. 

Most clients should see some visible results three months post-treatment. However, it may take six to twelve months to see results. 

We recommend doing three to six sessions spaced four weeks apart. (see our PRP packages that include other hair loss treatments). bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the pen position used and the number of overlapping passes your skin-care professional performs. On average, patients experience redness for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. 

Post-treatment, you may experience some mild bruising. The risk of allergic reaction is very low since you are using your blood as the treatment. 

While it may sound daunting to have needles injected into your scalp, our technique is finely tuned and most of our patients rank the discomfort as a 3 or 4 out of 10. For our sensitive types, we can apply a topical anaesthetic. 

The treatment relaxes the muscle beneath the lines at the point of injection. Other elements of your facial expression remain active. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, which means you will experience normal sensations in the treated areas. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done. 

PRP is proven effictive as it has been in the medical world for years. In fact, it is most commonly known to the general public for its use in treating professional athletes for sport injuries. Specifically for hair loss, PRP uses the same mechanism our body uses to heal wounds, but to help create the perfect conditions for hair growth instead. 

Overall, Hair PRP treatments will not require much downtime. Most people can resume their normal activities almost immediately after having a PRP injection. It is recommended not to wash your hair for the first 24 hours after this treatment.