What is platelet therapy for hair loss?
Platelet therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, platelets are extracted from your blood, and then injected into the scalp. This concentration of proteins helps heal bodily tissues resulting in increased hair count, hair thickness, and a restart of the growth phase in the hair cycle.
How does it work?
Physicians began using platelet therapy about a decade ago to speed up the healing process in damaged joints after injury or surgery.
During the treatment, a technician draws your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and plasma. Doctors then inject the plasma, which helps repair blood vessels, promote cell growth and wound healing, and stimulate collagen production
Frequently Asked Questions
Researchers are able to regrow hair in balding patients with a series of injections known as Platelet therapy. Platelets and growth factors are collected from the patients arm and then injected into the scalp where the hair is thinning to regenerate and multiply tissue.
The treatment tends to improve hair caliber and hair growth for about four to six weeks, requiring repeated treatments once a month for 3 months. On average, however, most patients will require their repeat treatment after 6-12 months in order to maintain the hair growth effects.
Yes, growth factors in the form of platelets have been shown to stimulate new hair growth, thicken thinned out hair, and make hair transplants grow thicker and healthier.
Platelet therapy is a no downtime treatment that typically only takes 20 minutes.
According to recent studies, Platelet hair restoration is an effective and safe treatment for the vast majority of patients.
Contact us at 210-536-0636 to schedule a free consultation and talk to one our specialists who can prescribe a treatment plan tailored just for you.
Based on the severity of hair loss, treatment plans can vary. Your specialist will be able to go into detail during your consultation, but we typically recommend a few treatments spaced 1 month apart.