Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, is a treatment used to promote healing and stimulate hair growth when injected. Plasma is a part of your blood that contains special growth and healing factors, or proteins, that help your blood clot and support cellular growth. The treatment works by injecting PRP into damaged tissues to stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells while also promoting healing. PRP Therapy is being used in a variety of medical applications. Some examples of these include the following:
PRP has been used by injections into the scalp to stimulate hair growth while also preventing hair loss. Research has shown that PRP injections are an effective way of treating androgenic alopecia, also known as male/female pattern baldness.
For decades doctors have also been using platelet-rich plasma injections to treat acute sports injuries such as pulled hamstring muscles or knee sprains.