What is . . . Platelet Rich Plasma?
So what exactly is PRP? Admit it, it’s one of those acronyms that you just nod your head like you know what people are talking about, but you really have no idea what they are talking about. Yes, we know. But that’s why you’re reading this, because you want to be one of the people “in the know.”
What Is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is is a cutting-edge minimally invasive, non-surgical medical technique which is statistically showing promise as an alternative to restore thinning hair.
Whoa, let’s break that down…
- Cutting edge – forefront or leading edge
- Minimally invasive – requires only a small incision or the insertion of an instrument in the body
- Nonsurgical – not involving surgery or surgeons
So PRP is a procedure that requires a small insertion in the body that doesn’t involve surgery and is at the leading edge of technology. In fact, some of your favorite sports stars have received PRP therapy for various issues.
How Does It Work?
PRP is pretty simple. We take a small vial of your blood, process it through a centrifuge, and pull out the concentrated platelets. These platelets are injected into the scalp.
The platelets activate their immune-stimulating growth factors and chemicals. This heightened immune response helps to heal and regenerate hair follicles in the area.
North Atlanta Hair Restoration offers a super-concentrated version of PRP for even more enhanced results.
How Long Does It Take?
The best part is that the whole procedure can be completed in one afternoon, and no one has to know that you had anything done. We do the whole procedure in our spa-like office, where you can relax and have your hair pampered. Our team of experts are ready to serve you and help you find the best solution for your hair.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.