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What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair – Who Is It For?

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a commonly used abbreviation for Platelet Rich Plasma. Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Therapy in Gilbert AZ is procedure for hair loss that uses Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to regenerate and heal the hair follicle to restore normal hair growth. Plasma has close to five times the concentration of platelets that are typically found in circulating blood. These platelets contain powerful growth proteins that are the key players in cell regeneration. Since doctors have recognized these valuable properties, it is now possible to revive barren hair follicles and regain a full head of healthy hair.

Steps to Getting Ready for Treatment

Dr. Fulton in Gilbert AZ will go over what is needed to perform a pre-treatment during your initial consultation. In addition, there are a few factors to consider:

  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy requires minimal downtime. Your procedure will take only a few hours of your time and afterward, you can resume normal daily activities.
  • Blood or plasma donation is forbidden for a least three weeks following Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Therapy. Your body needs time to rebuild the supply.


Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a PRP procedure that requires no anesthesia. The process is much like donating blood, there is little to no discomfort involved.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Gilbert AZ: The Procedure

Platelet-rich plasma therapy in in Gilbert AZ starts with 60 to 100 ml of a patient’s own blood. A nurse will draw the bodily fluid while you rest in a comfortable lounge chair. The blood is then run through a centrifuge where it spins for 15 minutes to separate the essential components. The Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is extracted, and the remaining material is discarded.

The second half of the process involves the transfer of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to the affected scalp areas. A micro-needling procedure is performed on the barren areas of the scalp where hair thinning and balding has occurred. Micro-needling is done with a rolling tool using fine needles to penetrate the top layer of skin. The minimally invasive procedure creates trauma to stimulate healing in the scalp.

Once micro-needling is finished, Dr. Rappaport will introduce the extracted Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy into the same treatment area of the patient’s scalp. New hair growth will be visible in a few weeks.

Am I a Good Candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Gilbert, AZ?

The best hair regrowth results are seen in patients with mild to moderate hair loss. Ideal candidates for Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Therapy in Gilbert AZ also fit the following criteria:

  • No bleeding disorders
  • A strong immune system
  • No iron deficiency or anemia
  • Not currently taking any blood thinning medications

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