Photos before and after treatment with PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Individual results may vary

Special:

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Non-Surgical Hair restoration

$700 for two treatments or

$900 for three treatments

call today

559-298-7220

What is PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration?

  • A small amount of blood is drawn from a vein in your arm or hand

  • The blood is placed into a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins your blood

  • Your blood is separated into a red section and a yellow section.  The red section contains your red blood cells.  The yellow section is called Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP for short.

  • The Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into your scalp.

  • The Platelet Rich Plasma can release/increase growth factors thought to cause increased hair growth

Who is a good candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration?
Anyone who suffers from hair loss:
  • who has already tried Rogaine and/or Propecia
  • who does not want to use Rogaine and/or Propecia every single day for the rest of their lives
  • who has already had a hair transplant
  • who does not want to spend $10,000-$15,000 on a hair transplant
 
How does PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma work?

PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma contains multiple growth factors.  These growth factors are thought to stimulate inactive hair follicles into an active growth factors.  These growth factors include:

 

platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)

transforming growth factor (TGF)

platelet factor interleukin (IL)

platelet-derived angiogenesis factor (PDAF)

vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF)

fibronectin

How much blood is removed?
 

Typically 24-32 milliliters or cc of blood is removed (in comparison, a blood donation is 500 cc of blood)

Are the injections painful?
 

We use 30 gauge needles (pediatric sized)

In addition, your scalp can be anesthetized use several different methods.  A scalp nerve block can be performed by injecting lidocaine into four areas that supply most of the sensation to the scalp.

Or lidocaine can be used to directly numb the scalp itself.

After your sensation in your scalp has decreased, the PRP is injected into any area with decreased hair density.

What results can I expect?

The results of PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma Individual may vary. More clinical studies are needed, especially for long term results.  PRP is not a “cure” for hair loss, and no guarantees can be made.  Since PRP is not a "drug", it is not FDA-approved at this point in time, and its use for hair loss is considered "off-label."

Is there a risk of allergic reaction?
 
As PRP is processed from your own blood, there is minimal risk of allergy or rejection with this treatment.
However the processing of the blood involves putting it into a tube which has a small amount of latex.  The amount of latex exposure is similar to when receiving a vaccine, or numbing medication during a simple procedure.  Patients with severe latex allergies may need to be pretreated with antihistamines.
Who should not receive PRP?

If you have an active scalp infection, scalp skin cancer, scarring alopecia (scarring and hair loss), or any type of blood or platelet disorder, you should not receive PRP.  Patients with severe latex allergies may need to be pretreated with an antihistamine.

What are the alternatives to PRP Hair Restoration?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used with or without the following:

Biotin

Finasteride/Propecia

Hair Transplant

Microneedling

Minoxidil/Rogaine

What else is PRP used for?

PRP is also used in orthopedic surgery, in injured knees and backs

It is also used in dental surgery, non surgical facelifts, facials, and wound healing

What is the cost of PRP Hair Restoration?
 

Special:

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Non-Surgical Hair restoration

$700 for two treatments or

$900 for three treatments

call today

559-298-7220

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients see best results if they receive at least two treatments spaced 2-3 months apart.  Since the long term results are unknown, patients may need periodic treatments in the future (most likely every six months).

Is PRP right for me?

PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma may be an option for you if:

You are a man or woman suffering from age related hair loss

You are suffering from genetic hair loss 

You have alopecia areata

You have already tried Rogaine and/or Propecia

You are not ready for surgery/hair transplant

Are there recent studies which show PRP can be useful?

The Dermatologist, August 2017

https://www.doximity.com/doc_news/v2/entries/8599986

 

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2017

https://www.doximity.com/doc_news/v2/entries/7370186

 
  1. Alves.  Randomized Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Half-Head Study to Assess the Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma on the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia.  Dermatol Surg. 2016 Apr;42(4):491-7. 

  2. El Taieb.  Platelets rich plasma versus minoxidil 5% in treatment of alopecia areata: A trichoscopic evaluation.Dermatol Ther. 2016 Oct 28. 

  3. Ferneini. Platelet-Rich Plasma in Androgenic Alopecia: Indications, Technique, and Potential Benefits.J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Nov 15. 

  4. Gentile.  The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Hair Regrowth: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.Stem Cells Transl Med. 2015 Nov;4(11):1317-23. 

  5. Gupta.  Meta-analysis of efficacy of platelet-rich plasma therapy for androgenetic alopecia.J Dermatolog Treat. 2016 May 6:1-4.

Special:

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Non-Surgical Hair restoration

$700 for two treatments or

$900 for three treatments

call today

559-298-7220

Clovis Dermatology

275 W. Herndon Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
Call us today
559-298-7220
Located in Clovis
We are on the northwest corner of Herndon and Villa, next to the Peachwood Urgent Care
2 blocks west of the 168 freeway
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