What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration

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Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair RestorationPlatelet rich plasma (PRP) injection is an innovative procedure that can help in hair growth restoration in a minimally invasive manner. The treatment is proven to offer good results by using the body’s natural growth factors for rejuvenating damaged hair follicles. Vinings Surgery Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, provides platelet rich plasma (PRP) injectable hair restoration procedure to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.

Hair Restoration with PRP

For a long time, researchers have believed that hair follicles that did not produce hair were dead. However, in recent times, studies have observed that unproductive hair follicles are only dormant, injured or damaged. They can be rejuvenated for regrowing hair in the long run. Patients can accomplish their hair restoration objectives with PRP hair restoration procedure. The human body contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP) comprising of powerful growth factors. Your treatment provider will inject the growth factors in the damaged areas of the scalp for activating dead adult stem cells present in the hair follicle. These growth factors can help in the generation of localized cells and for developing new blood vessels that revitalizes hair follicles at the same time.

PRP Treatment

A small amount of blood will be taken by the treatment provider and placed in a centrifugal system. This will be done for separating the PRP and rejuvenating growth factors present in it. The treatment provider will apply a topical anesthetic at the impacted scalp area when the PRP injections are ready. The hair restoration specialist will inject the PRP into those regions that are most affected by hair loss. They will complete this process in a matrix pattern using a fine gauge needle. PRP hair restoration procedure may be combined with additional treatments, such as low-level laser therapy for improving the results.

A Groundbreaking Treatment Approach

Results of PRP treatment are constantly improving as innovative techniques are being developed. Hair restoration with platelet rich plasma injections usually involves only a single treatment session. However, there are a number of experts that recommend getting a series of PRP sessions for improving the effectiveness of results. PRP therapy can also be used for enhancing the survival rate of hair graft when used during a hair transplant procedure.

Types of PRP Treatable Hair Loss

You can attain excellent results for the following medical conditions through PRP therapy:
  • Hypotrichosis
  • Alopecia Totalis
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Male Pattern Hair Loss
  • Female Pattern Hair Loss
  • Hair loss because of metabolic conditions, iron deficiency, and side effects of drugs

Results of PRP Hair Re-growth Therapy

PRP therapy, in most cases, offers significant hair regrowth results, including improvements in hair thickness, density and elasticity. Procedure results can become noticeable within 6 – 8 weeks of the initial session. Full results may take up to 12 months to become apparent following the first treatment.

Research on Effectiveness of PRP Hair Restoration

A study involving 11 participants found significant reduction in hair loss between the first and fourth treatment session. The average number of hair follicles increased per square centimeter as well. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove at the Vinings Surgery Center receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for platelet rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration procedure.

Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Colgrove to Schedule a Consultation

For more information about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon, Robert A. Colgrove, Jr., M.D. at Vinings Surgery Center please visit us at

Vinings Surgery Center is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas.

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