PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) therapy is a groundbreaking treatment for hair loss, offering a natural and minimally invasive solution. This therapy has been clinically validated to effectively reverse hair loss in both men and women, including androgenic alopecia (male and female pattern baldness).
It’s also effective in treating hair thinning caused by iron deficiency, metabolic issues, telogen effluvium, and certain medications. PRF therapy can even promote hair growth in areas like the beard and eyebrows for some individuals.
The procedure involves drawing the patient’s blood, similar to a routine blood test. This blood is then centrifuged to separate the PRF, which is then purified and reinjected into the scalp areas experiencing hair loss.
The PRF, rich in stem cells, leukocytes, and fibrin, works at a cellular level to rejuvenate dormant hair follicles, naturally triggering hair regrowth and enhancing the strength and thickness of new hair.
Typically, a patient may need about four PRF treatments, spaced a month apart, followed by quarterly maintenance treatments in the first year. The frequency of treatments can be adjusted after a year based on individual hair regrowth patterns.
PRF treatments are considered very safe, as they use the patient’s own blood, reducing the risk of allergic reactions or complications. Unlike hair restoration surgery, PRF treatments involve no long recovery periods and are free from the risks associated with surgical procedures.
PRF is an advanced version of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and contains higher concentrations of growth factors. It also includes stem cells and white blood cells, which are not present in PRP.
The stem cells in PRF adapt to the needs of the hair follicles, aiding in their repair and the production of healthy hair shafts. The fibrin in PRF acts as a scaffold, ensuring that the growth factors and stem cells remain concentrated in the treated area for more effective results.
PRF therapy is suitable for most healthy adults and is particularly effective for those in the early stages of hair loss. It is also a viable option for pregnant and postpartum women experiencing hair loss, as well as individuals who prefer not to use hair loss medications due to potential side effects.
However, PRF therapy is generally not recommended for individuals on blood thinners, those with blood clotting disorders, collagen vascular diseases, active infections, or immunosuppression disorders.
Patients often notice a reduction in hair loss and thinning shortly after treatment, with new hair growth typically visible within two to three months.
The procedure is less painful than hair replacement surgery, and any minor discomfort is considered a worthwhile trade-off for the significant hair regrowth results achieved.
Dr. Kaveh Karandish offers PRF hair loss treatments in the Orange County area at PCH MedSpa, providing a natural, effective solution for those experiencing hair loss or thinning. This treatment offers a way to regain confidence and enjoy a fuller, healthier head of hair.