MHR Clinic offers a non-invasive treatment for hair loss know as Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy with added Biotin, as an exciting non-surgical, proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss and thinning hair resulting in stimulation of hair growth.
Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, stimulates keratin production in hair and can increase the rate of follicle growth.
Human blood contains mesenchymal cells and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last two decades with generally positive outcomes and success.
In the field of hair restoration, existing evidence demonstrates Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is not meant to replace current FDA approved therapies such as DHT blockers and Minoxidil but it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.
Firstly, we would collect blood from the patient, the collection is virtually identical to giving blood for a blood test, with a collection needle inserted into a vein in the arm and the blood captured in a small vial.
The Second step of this process is to use a centrifuge which is a device that spins at high speeds. This action physically separates the solid and liquid parts of the blood: red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), platelets (thrombocytes), and plasma (liquid).
The Third step is to process and collect the platelets. Regular blood contains about 200,000 platelets per millilitre, while platelet-rich plasma contains as much as five times that amount. The resulting three to seven millilitres of platelet-rich plasma will be collected in a syringe, to be administered immediately.
Then finally the highly concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP and Biotin is then injected into the scalp topically. This platelet-rich plasma contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. This process of Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy can be used preoperatively, intra-operatively, or post-operative.
While individual results vary, preliminary studies indicate many patients respond to this Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy. Some hair restoration Doctors apply this Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy to the scalp for those patients who are not surgical candidates once a month for 3 months then after a 6-month period.
Other protocols will use this Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy before or during surgery to insure graft survivability and accelerated healing.
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy is an emerging non-surgical based therapy for natural stimulation for thinning hair.