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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

This affordable, non-surgical alternative to hair loss works by:

  • Increasing the blood supply to your hair follicles
  • Increasing shaft size (thickness)
  • Triggering, controlling and maintaining your hair’s growth phase and cycle
  • Decreasing hair loss

How Does PRP Work?

Let’s begin with the science behind PRP. Everyone’s blood contains stem cells and autologous blood products which have essential growth factors that assist our bodies in the regeneration of tissue and healing. These growth factors are like signal callers to our tissue to regenerate and multiply. PRP therapy has been used for years in other medical specialties to improve wound healing, speed up recovery time, and regrow healthier tissue. With PRP for hair, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle and to jumpstart the dormant hair back into the growth stage.
Platelets releasing growth factors.
Platelets stimulate stem cells.
Hair shaft gets larger, is healthier and hair regrows.

The PRP Treatment Overview – A Three-Step Process

Before beginning the procedure we draw a small amount of your blood in our office, similar to a routine blood test. Your blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the PRP. Once separated, it is then removed from the rest of your blood sample and we are ready to start the procedure. The procedure usually begins with a mild anesthesia applied to the scalp to completely numb and minimize any discomfort during the injection. The concentrated PRP is then injected into the areas of scalp where improvement is desired.

PRP treatments are available in Panama City, Santa Rosa Beach, Watersound, and Dothan AL.


Our team has compiled the answers to several of the most common questions we are asked about PRP treatment.

We focus on two types of hair loss patients with our PRP treatments:

  • Patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on their scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed.
  • Patients with small areas of alopecia areata.

The visible results in the form of new hair growth can be seen after 3-4 months of treatment with further improvements becoming noticeable in the following months.

While the number of treatments for each of our patients will vary based on their specific needs, we often initially recommend several treatments spaced one month apart. Following this initial series of treatments, we may suggest an ongoing maintenance plan with 2-4 treatments per year.

Overall less than a half hour, with the time of the collection of your PRP taking 10 to 15 minutes and the actual treatment taking no more than 5 to 10 minutes.

While there may be some sensitivity, there is usually no pain for the patient. In addition, we use various topical analgesics to minimize and eliminate any potential discomfort in the area(s) being treated.

Yes, but only a few which include:

  • Avoid touching your scalp for the first 12 hours following treatment.
  • Avoid using any dyes and/or chemical treatments on your hair for the first 48 hours following treatment.

With this procedure there is no downtime or real recovery process. Our patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following their treatment.

No, this is not a treatment for baldness; however it can be used to slow down its effects and increase hair density.