How Does PRP Work for Hair Loss? Before & After Treatment Results

PRP is a newer treatment and has gained a lot of popularity as a treatment for hair loss. Many people have wondered how does PRP work for hair loss? It works as a fertilizer for the hair, by releasing tons of growth factors around the follicle of the hair. The growth factors allow the hair to grow stronger and thicker and protect it from the thinning and falling out process. PRP before and after pictures show a noticeable difference in both hair density and number of hairs on the head.  

Does PRP for hair work?

PRP needs a living hair follicle to work on, so if the area of treatment is already completely bald, PRP is probably going to be limited in its ability to restore good density. But if the area of treatment has hair, PRP can help thicken and protect it long term.

So does PRP really work?  PRP for hair does work when treating early and middle stages of hair loss.  PRP is a good treatment for androgenic alopecia that works the same way for both men and women. Using the body’s natural growth factors as a fertilizer for the hair follicles allows the hair to grow faster, thicker, and stronger. It also protects it from the damaging effects of dihydrotestosterone.

How does PRP work for hair loss?

The PRP treatment process starts with a normal blood draw out of the arm. The blood is centrifuged and separated, and the plasma with a huge concentration of platelets is injected back into the scalp.  The platelets release growth factors around the follicles, protecting the hair from thinning and balding.

What to expect after PRP hair treatment

Results from PRP treatments usually take at least 4-6 months. After an initial 4 treatments, spaced closely together, patients usually notice some changes such as a better texture to the hair, thicker hair, or stronger hair with less breakage. Usually these effects improve over the following 6 months.

Hair PRP before and after (hair PRP results for our patients)

Here are some good examples of what to expect with PRP injections documenting with photos of our patients before and after Platelet Rich Plasma treatments.


Female PRP hair treatment results

Here are a few examples of PRP for female hair loss before and after pictures. Females tend to suffer from more diffuse hair loss than men, meaning PRP is usually a good option for women.


PRP hairline before and after

Many people wonder if PRP works better in the hairline or the crown. It works equally well in both areas, as long as there is a living hair for it to work on.  If you are interested in PRP for receding hairline needs, here are some hairline regrowth before and after images to show you what you can expect.

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Does PRP work for hair growth? Our conclusion

PRP does work for hair loss and especially hair thinning. For people with thinning hair, who have plenty of hair to work with, PRP is a very effective option. PRP releases growth factors around the follicle of the hair while also creating a nutrient rich environment for optimal hair growth.


Does PRP work for frontal hair loss?

PRP works for hair loss everywhere. The biggest restriction is PRP needs a living hair follicle to work on. So if there is complete loss in the front, PRP will be limited in terms of results. If frontal hair is present, it will work on frontal hair.

How effective is PRP for hair loss?

The studies behind PRP are very good. It has been proven to be very effective at slowing hair loss and restoring thinner hair. It can be used to rejuvenate dormant hair follicles, but is more effective at slowing hair loss. It can also help hair grow longer and thicker.

How many PRP treatments are needed for hair growth?

Current medical recommendations are to do a loading phase of 4 injections, spaced 4 weeks apart. The effects from these initial injections can last for quite a while, but everyone will need maintenance treatments to maintain the effect. It is recommended to do maintenance injections every 3-6 months.

How many PRP injections are needed for hair loss?

It is recommended to do at least 4 injections for PRP to see a change. After that, the recommendations are to do maintenance treatments.  These maintenance treatments are recommended to be done every 3-6 months to maintain and boost the effects seen from the first 4 treatments.

Even without the maintenance treatments, it is possible for the effects from the first 4 treatments to last up to 18 months.

How long to see results from PRP hair treatment?

The PRP hair results timeline is about 6 months roughly. We find patients start to see some texture changes after a couple treatments, but it usually takes about 4 treatments and 6 months or so to see thicker hair.  Therefore, we recommend committing to doing 4 treatments to start.

How long does PRP hair treatment last?

If someone did just the loading phase of PRP and never kept up with maintenance injections, it is possible the results could last up to 18 months. However, doing 2-4 maintenance treatments per year will ensure the results will stay long term and is part of our recommended treatment plan.

Is PRP hair treatment a permanent solution?

PRP needs to be done every 3-6 months to maintain the effects, so the effects from a few injections is not permanent. However, if the maintenance is done on schedule, the effects will last long term. Just two treatments a year is enough to maintain your stronger and thicker hair.

What is the PRP hair treatment success rate?

In general, about 70-90% of people will see effects from PRP such as thicker hair, more hair, stronger hair. It will work better in people who are in the earlier stages of hair loss, who don’t have large completely open areas of loss.

Also people who keep up with the maintenance schedule are more likely to see more dramatic results.  PRP Hair Treatment side effects are virtually none as PRP is prepared from your own blood with no additives.

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