In the past decade, autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a widely utilized product for various medical and cosmetic procedures due to its supposed healing properties. There is nevertheless significant debate about the efficacy of PRP.
The effectiveness of PRP treatments upon hair regrowth is especially controversial. In my next post I will discuss recent studies on this as well as my thoughts on this subject.
Despite these uncertainties, an ever increasing number of hair transplant surgeons now offer PRP (often in combination with ACell). Some offer PRP to improve and speed up hair transplant results. Some also offer PRP injections in small lunch hour sessions in order to increase existing hair density and quality.
The below are the two of best videos that I have seen recently on this subject of PRP and hair loss —
Dr. Samuel Lam’s PRP and ACell video:
Dr. Alan Bauman’s PRP and stem cells video: