Step-by-Step Guide to PRP Therapy for Hair Loss and Skin Rejuvenation

Best PRP Therapy for Hair Loss and Skin Rejuvenation

PRP therapy is revolutionizing how people tackle hair loss and revitalize their skin. This treatment stimulates natural regeneration processes by harnessing the healing power of platelets from your blood. It’s a non-surgical approach that offers promising results for both hair and skin, making it a preferred choice for many seeking effective and minimally invasive solutions. Through a series of carefully administered treatments, PRP therapy is proving to be a game-changer in cosmetic and regenerative medicine.

What is PRP Therapy? 

PRP therapy, or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, is a medical treatment that leverages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to promote tissue regeneration and repair. The science behind PRP therapy lies in the unique properties of platelets, which are small blood cells involved in clotting and wound healing. These platelets hold a variety of growth factors and bioactive proteins essential for initiating and accelerating tissue repair processes.

The procedure begins with extracting a minute amount of the patient’s blood. This blood is then processed in a centrifuge, which is spun at high speeds to isolate the different components, including red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. The resulting platelet-rich plasma is concentrated with platelets, often containing three to five times the number found in normal blood.

Once the PRP is readied, it can be infiltrated into the targeted area where tissue regeneration is needed. The high accumulation of platelets in PRP releases growth factors such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF). These growth factors play critical roles in cellular processes such as angiogenesis (forming new blood vessels), collagen synthesis, and the proliferation of fibroblasts (cells that produce collagen and other connective tissue components).

PRP for Hair Loss

Patients embarrassed about bald spots or thinning hair can turn to us for natural hair restoration with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. The growth factors in the plasma promote dormant hair follicles, facilitating them to enter the active growth phase. As a result, patients can expect to see new hair growth in treated areas and thicker and more robust hair overall.

How It Works

When PRP is injected into the scalp, it delivers a potent dose of growth factors directly to the hair follicles. These growth factors, such as platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), stimulate various cellular processes that are essential for hair growth.

  1. Activation of Dermal Papilla Cells: Dermal papilla cells at the base of hair follicles are crucial for hair growth. PRP growth factors activate these cells, promoting their proliferation and enhancing their function.
  2. Enhanced Blood Supply: VEGF in PRP promotes angiogenesis and the formation of new blood vessels. This improved blood supply delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, supporting healthier and thicker hair growth.
  3. Stimulation of Stem Cells: PRP stimulates the activity of stem cells in the hair follicle bulge area. These stem cells are necessary for regenerating hair follicles and initiating new hair growth cycles.
  4. Reduction of Inflammation: PRP has anti-inflammatory properties that create a favorable environment for hair growth. Reducing inflammation around the hair follicles can avert further hair loss and sustain the development of new, healthy hair.


Clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP therapy can seriously improve hair density and thickness in patients with androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss) and other types of hair thinning. Patients typically begin to see results within three to six months, with continued improvement over time.

Who’s A Good Candidate?

Here’s a closer look at who can benefit most from this treatment:

  1. Early Hair Loss: Effective for early thinning or androgenetic alopecia, stimulating and rejuvenating active follicles.
  2. Thinning Hair: Enhances hair density and thickness, improving overall appearance.
  3. Alopecia Areata: Treats patchy hair loss by reducing inflammation and promoting regrowth.
  4. Natural Approach Seekers: A natural, minimally invasive alternative to surgical options.
  5. Realistic Expectations: Candidates understand PRP improves hair density but doesn’t create new follicles. Multiple sessions may be needed.
  6. Good Health: Candidates without conditions affecting platelet function or blood disorders.
  7. Non-Smokers: Non-smokers tend to respond better to the treatment due to better overall blood circulation and platelet function.
  8. Committed Patients: Willing to follow the recommended treatment plan and attend follow-up visits.

PRP for Skin Rejuvenation

PRP for skin rejuvenation with microneedling leverages the body’s natural healing processes to enhance skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. The procedure begins with microneedling, a technique that uses fine needles to induce micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin’s natural healing response.

Following microneedling, PRP is applied to the skin. The growth factors and proteins in the PRP penetrate the microchannels created by the microneedles, enhancing the regenerative effects. 

Microneedling: Initiating the Healing Process

Microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface through minuscule needles. These tiny punctures trigger the skin’s natural wound-healing process, which consists of three key phases:

  1. Inflammation: Immediately after microneedling, the body responds by sending immune cells to the injury sites. This response helps to clean the wounds and prevent infection, setting the stage for healing.
  2. Proliferation: During this phase, new tissue forms. Fibroblasts, a type of cell that provokes collagen and elastin, are activated. These proteins are critical for maintaining skin structure and elasticity.
  3. Remodeling: The newly formed tissue matures and strengthens over time, improving skin texture and tone.

PRP: Enhancing the Healing Process

After microneedling, PRP is applied to the skin to enhance the healing and regenerative processes initiated by microneedling. Here’s how PRP works:

  1. Extraction: A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma, rich in platelets and growth factors, from other blood components.
  2. Activation: The PRP, now concentrated with growth factors like Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor (TGF), and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), is activated.
  3. Application: The PRP is applied to the microneedled skin, where the growth factors penetrate through the microchannels created by the needles.

Mechanisms of Action:

  • Collagen Production: The growth factors in PRP stimulate fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin. This enhances skin elasticity and firmness, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Cell Proliferation: Growth factors promote the proliferation of keratinocytes and fibroblasts, accelerating tissue regeneration and repair.
  • Angiogenesis: VEGF in PRP facilitates the building of new blood vessels, improving blood flow and nutrient delivery to the skin. This effects in a healthier, more radiant complexion.
  • Inflammation Reduction: PRP’s anti-inflammatory properties help to calm the skin post-microneedling, reducing redness and swelling and promoting a faster recovery.


Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin and achieve a youthful, radiant glow? At Kay Dermatology, experience the transformative power of PRP therapy combined with microneedling. Our team provides personalized care to guarantee you get exceptional results, helping you look and feel your best.

Don’t wait to discover the benefits of this advanced, natural treatment. Book an appointment or visit Kay Dermatology today and take the first step toward revitalized, beautiful skin.

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