Hair Restoration with PRF

Statistics suggest that hair loss affects millions of men and women in our country. If you are one of them, chances are you are looking for a solution that will meet your needs. We are proud to offer an emergent treatment that has quickly developed a proven track record of success: PRF therapy.

What is hair restoration?

You will come in to be evaluated for hair restoration as not everyone has a good chance of success. If you are completely bald, this treatment will not work for you. Once the determination has been made that you are a good candidate, you will need 4 sessions of microneedling with PRF injections into the scalp spaced one month apart. Maintenance sessions are suggested. In addition, some patients benefit from additional prescription and non-prescription medications. 

Where does PRF come from?

PRF is a product that comes from your own body. It involves a quick blood draw. The blood is then spun down in a centrifuge to separate out the components. The portion that we use is full of platelets, growth factors, immune cytokines, and circulating stem cells. These all promote growth, healing, and regeneration. 

What is the difference in PRP and PRF?

PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) is similar to PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) in that it triggers tissue repair, promotes healing, and increases rejuvenation. However, unlike PRP, PRFM is more powerful and is less likely to migrate given that it is a thicker substance so it stays where it is injected. PRFM also yields longer lasting results over PRP (hours with PRP and up to 7 days with PRFM).

Calcium chloride in the PRF neutralizes the sodium citrate (the anti-coagulant in the tube) so the PRF is not acidic and does not have a characteristic "burning or stinging" sensation that is typical with first-generation PRP kits.

Microneedling creates small channels. PRF is then applied to the scalp to be absorbed into the channels promoting increased healing, collagen, and growth. For hair restoration, the PRF promotes increased duration of the growth cycle of hair follicles. Treatments are often spaced 4 weeks apart.

Platelets contain:

  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), which is involved in fibrin formation, blood vessel growth, and cell regeneration.
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), involved in the formation of new blood vessels.
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) is also involved in blood vessel formation, as well as the generation of specialized cells that heal and rejuvenate.
  • Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b) is involved in bone metabolism in the body as well as matrix formation between cells.
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) stimulates collagen proliferation and cell growth as well as blood vessel formation.
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor - (IGF) provides necessary physiological regulation in nearly every cell.

Behind the scenes, PRF facilitates very sophisticated responses. On the surface, PRF can provide the results you’ve been seeking.

PRF Hair Restoration Treatment

There are two ways in which PRF may be introduced into the hair follicles of the scalp.

One technique is to perform microneedling, which creates micro wounds to superficial tissue. PRF is then applied topically where it can penetrate the scalp through the induced injuries. Within a few minutes, the microchannels begin to heal, but not before stimulating nutrients can be absorbed.

An additional and popular technique for PRF hair restoration is to inject platelet-rich fibrin into the scalp in the area where hair is thinning. Treatment is conducted with a topical anesthetic which numbs the superficial tissue on the head. After drawing blood, we process the vial in a centrifuge, a piece of equipment that spins the blood to separate platelets from red blood cells. Injections are then administered to the appropriate area of the scalp.

The introduction of platelet-rich fibrin into the area of inactive hair follicles stimulates a regenerative process intended to activate dormant growth cycles. Most patients need a series of treatments to achieve optimal results.

How long do PRF injections take for hair restoration?

Injection treatment begins with a brief blood draw that takes less than a minute. The second step of centrifugation takes a few minutes, during which topical numbing medication sits on the scalp. The injection aspect of treatment is meticulous – injections are positioned every half-inch across the area of thinning. As precise as this step is, it usually takes less than thirty minutes from start to finish.

What Happens After the PRF Procedure?

In most cases, there is zero downtime after PRF hair treatment. Because injections stimulate an inflammatory cascade through which tissue is repaired, patients are advised NOT to take any kind of anti-inflammatory medication to manage comfort. Our staff will discuss appropriate medications or strategies to minimize the discomfort that may occur after injections.

How long will it take to see results?

Consistency is crucial to obtain satisfactory results from PRF hair restoration. Treatments are typically scheduled monthly for a few months. Patients can expect to begin noticing improvement within two to three months. After the initial series of treatments, injections are repeated every three to six months depending on individual response and results.

The initial effect that patients may notice after treatment is that they shed fewer hairs. Over time, they can expect to see an increase in thickness and length.

What Are the Advantages of This Procedure?

Platelet-rich fibrin is a promising hair restoration product for several reasons. First, PRF is completely organic; it is harvested from the blood. Treatment is safe and convenient, and it works. PRF can be prescribed as the sole form of treatment or it may coincide with traditional therapies ranging from medications such as Minoxidil to hair restoration surgery.

PRF treatment for hair loss may be appropriate for patients with androgenic alopecia at the crown and hairline. Women with alopecia and men and women with diffuse thinning may also achieve desirable results from appropriate PRF techniques.

What risks are associated with using PRF for hair restoration?

The risk of complications from PRF hair treatment is very low. Common side effects include minor discomfort at injection sites, itching, swelling, and dry scalp.

Hair loss has long been perceived as a normal part of aging. It doesn’t have to be. PRF has demonstrated promising results for people who want to improve the volume and density of their hair. Learn more about PRF hair restoration treatment and what it can do for you. Contact us to schedule your consultation.

Skin Injections

Scalp or Face, Dr. Brantly Only. 45 minutes

Single Syringe
Double Syringe

Hair Restoration

Microneedling + PRFM 

Starter Package

Includes initial 4 sessions of micro needling with PRFM injections for the scalp spaced 1 month apart. Only 1 package per patient; Treatments are non-transferable. Anyone starting with PRFM hair restoration must purchase a package. No other discounts apply.

Maintenance Injections

Hair or Face, 45 minutes


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