Overview

Hair loss can be a frustrating and embarrassing issue for men and women alike. Usually genetically pre-determined, the condition can have an unbelievable impact on a patient’s self-esteem and sense of identity. Feeling desperate for a solution, many turn to shampoos, supplements, and ineffective over-the-counter treatments, each leaving them feeling more helpless than the last. Luckily, there’s another option. EmCyte® PRP for hair loss is a natural treatment that uses a patient’s own blood platelets for hair rejuvenation.

How PRP for Hair Loss Works

PRP stands for “Platelet-Rich Plasma”, and the treatment involves the injection of a patient’s blood plasma—using a very fine needle—into the scalp to promote hair restoration. Prior to treatment, the patient’s blood is drawn and placed into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins the blood to separate red blood cells from the plasma needed for treatment. The platelets found in this plasma provide essential growth factors to stimulate activity in the hair follicles, resulting in hair thickening and growth. These growth factors get straight to work, jumpstarting dormant hair back into the growth stage and reversing the shrinking of hair follicles that occurs when hair loss begins.

Recovery & Results

EmCyte® PRP for hair loss treatments typically take less than 30 minutes, and patients experience minimal discomfort. There is little-to-no downtime associated with treatments. Bruising may occur at the site of the injections, but usually resolves within a week or two. The number of treatments required will be different for each patient, but consistency is key. Initially, several treatments at one month intervals may be recommended, and results will begin to appear after 4-12 months. Following the initial treatment series, maintenance treatments may also be recommended 2-3 times per year.