PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) is a revolutionizing hair loss treatment that can effectively regrow hair without the need for surgery and produces a very natural look. PRF is created using your body’s own regenerative blood factors, so there is no risk of allergic reaction and no surgical procedures. The innovative treatment produces results that are reliable and natural and has a number of scientifically based articles showing efficacy in increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle. PRF is equally effective for female pattern baldness as it is for male patients. The best candidates for a PRP treatment are patients who have slight to moderate hair loss, who want to take charge and regain confidence in their look. Boost the results of PRF with other clinically proven solutions for hair loss, including oral supplementation like Nutrafol and topicals like Rogaine. Results are gradual and will be most noticeable around the six-month mark.
There is a careful process involved in using PRF for hair regrowth, beginning with a standard blood draw from the patient's arm. Next, the tube of blood is put into a centrifuge (in the same room as the patient), which spins the blood.. The result is PRF which is rich in platelets, mesochymal cells, and fibrin, is then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles. Typically, the entire procedure takes less than a half-hour.
There is minimal risk associated with PRF as it is your own blood. In the event there is any discomfort, Tylenol after the procedure is recommended. Bruising can occur but usually resolves in a week.
Who It Works For
PRF is best used for patients with early hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that typically occurs along the top of the head. In women, this might look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head.
For best results, consistency is key. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient's response and results. Following this protocol, early results can first be seen within two to three months. The first result that patients usually note is decreased hair shedding, followed by early regrowth and increased length of hair. The general consensus is that receiving treatments every three to six months on a long-term basis are optimal for continuing to stimulate the growth factors and stem cells that are associated with regrowth and stopping hair fallout.