Considered the new frontier of regenerative therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections continue to gain attention as a means to trigger natural hair growth. The in-office procedure offered at Ransom, MD involves a three-step process in which a small sample of a patient’s blood is drawn, processed and then injected into the scalp.
Specifically, blood is prepared in a centrifuge machine, where it is spun at a high speed for approximately 10 minutes. Blood is separated into fluids of varying densities, one of which is platelet-rich plasma. This particular component contains water, vital proteins, salts, minerals, sugars, fats, hormones and vitamins. Moreover, the proteins contained in PRP are called growth factors, which promote and speed up healing—naturally. Meanwhile, the platelet-rich plasma injection optimizes hair growth and thickness of the hair shaft by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicle.
While blood platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood, they effectively reduce inflammation, which is a key factor in hair loss. As reported by the Stem Cells Translational Medicine journal in 2015, men receiving PRP treatments grew more hair with significantly more density than men who did not. Thus, as individuals seek safe and clinically accepted techniques for hair restoration, many are looking to an innovative treatment using platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Given his many accomplishments as a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Evan Ransom offers a unique perspective on hair restoration and restoration with a special understanding of how muscles in the head and face compliment each other. At his San Francisco clinic, Dr. Ransom incorporates NeoGraft technology, a non-surgical procedure for hair replacement that works without stitches, staples or scarring. Remarkably, combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections with a NeoGraft, Infini or laser treatment has proved to reduce bleeding, minimize pain, reduce infection rates and advance overall tissue healing.
With a commitment to restore life and vigor to your hair, Dr. Evan Ransom remains a trusted specialist in hair restoration and techniques, including PRP injections. To schedule a consultation, contact Ransom, MD in the Bay Area to see if adding platelet-rich plasma injections is the right treatment approach for you.