PRP or Platelett Rich Plasma for Hair restoration in men and women

In general most adults lose around 100 hairs per day normally as they go through process of hair cycle, as they lose hair new hair also sprouts out. If this process balance remains the number of hairs on the scalp stays the same. But if one loses more hair daily, then hair loss begins to show. One of the most distressing causes of hair loss is Hereditary Androgenic Alopecia. This pattern of hair loss shows it self differently in men and women. A hair transplant specialist can recognize the pattern during hair loss evaluation and recommend different options for hair treatment options. In general if an individual does not have a genetically predisposed hair loss condition, the hair loss may be temporary and may grow back with proper care and may not require hair transplant surgery. In these cases PRP or Plasma Rich Platelet can be helpful to instigate or facilitate hair growth.

PRP therapy has gained popularity as a non surgical treatment option for men and women in the initial stages of hair loss. PRP is a concentration derived from clients' own blood, It has growth factors that stimulate hair growth when injected into the scalp. Usually Doctor draws patient's own blood and run it through a machine to separate the platelets. Not all PRP for hair loss is created equal. When it comes to stopping hair loss, a 5-10 times concentration of platelets is best. Achieving this concentration requires more sophisticated and expensive technology than a simple centrifuge. Depending on the intended use, PRP may or may not contain red or white blood cells. However, PRP contains a concentration of platelets that is higher than one's own blood.

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Once in the scalp, PRP growth factors begin to degrade quickly so any benefit to thinning hair will be short lived, therefore this requires continuous treatments of the PRP injections . As a rule most doctors that offer PRP recommend that it be repeated 2-3 times a year to maintain any benefit. It is also suggest increased benefit if it is combined with ACell injections.

ACell is a protein matrix that when injected into the scalp recruits the body’s own intrinsic growth factors and healing proteins over a period of several months. It is suggested that the combination of ACell and PRP provide a continuous supply of growth factors to the native hair follicles for several months. The combined treatment of highly concentrated PRP and Acell is suggested improved hair growth over time. Repeated treatments are necessary and the results are not guaranteed, but mostly effective on patients at initial phases of hair loss. A through hair loss evaluation is necessary to find out if PRP is an hair treatment option for your hair loss. At the hair restoration consultation, a hair transplant specialist can evaluate the degree of hair loss and the cause for your hair loss and give recommendation for hair restoration treatment options.

Dr Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. Dr. Meshkin is also selected as one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf, for 2015 and 2016. To find out more about your hair loss and be evaluated for PRP as a hair loss treatment option, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations and advise that is customized to your needs and concerns.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at

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