PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Our blood along with red and white blood cells also contains platelets which are rich in growth factors. Platelets are our most potent body healers because it helps in promoting quick healing by restoring strength and normal architecture of the tissue. Local Blood flow is increased along with hair follicle stimulation to obtain fuller and healthier hair. Variety of methods have been introduced to help people re-grow their hair on the head and these have been widely tested and tried by people because of the wishes to have fuller and youthful hair. Although many of these methods didn’t make it to the threshold of success, PRP or platelet rich plasma has been considered as a major booster of hair growth. Hence, it is used by Radiance Hair Clinics and the experts to help people with recently transplanted hair to grow their strands quickly.
Patients are usually in the office for about an hour and a half. It takes about 30 minutes to draw blood and process the platelets, the nerve block takes about 15 minutes to take effect and it takes the physician about 10-30 to complete the procedure.
A doctor doing a PRP injection will first draw blood from the person being treated. The costs for PRP injections can range from $500 to $2,000, according to Scientific American. Side effects can include mild nausea, passing out and dizziness.