What is PRP therapy (for hair)?

What is PRP therapy (for hair)?

PRP: Today, one of the biggest beauty problems is hair loss in women and men.

There are many different ways to repair lost hair, and you can choose one of the methods for your hair according to your budget.


One of these methods is PRP (Platelet-rich plasma therapy). In this method, your blood platelets are used to treat hair loss.

The steps of involved this method

First step


At the first stage, your blood is taken from the arm and is placed in a centrifuge (This is a machine that spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 15 minutes.).

Second step


After 10 minutes, your blood in a centrifuge machine is divided into three layers:

–         Rich blood platelet

–         Poor blood plateau

–         Red blood cells

Third step


A blood-rich platelet is injected into the parts of your scalp with a syringe, where severe hair loss occurs.

Pros & Cons of PRP



–         Improve your hair growth

–         Hair loss prevention

–         Tissue healing (Doctors used PRP to help people heal after jaw and plastic surgeries)

–         Inflammation reduction (Doctors used PRP to reduce inflammation caused by osteoarthritis)



–         Nerve injuries

–         Pain at the injection site

–         Tissue damage

–         Infection

–         Negative reactions in your scalp


The duration of the PRP method

The method procedure is performed prior to injection in a few sessions and once a month is given after the blood platelet is injected.

This method takes at least 2 months to give you the desired answer.

Reference: Healthline

Collected by: Dr. Sara Bakhshaei


About Sara Bakhshaei

Dr Sara Bakhshaei ParsiTeb Company Researcher
Dr Sara Bakhshaei is a PhD. graduate Agroecologist from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. She has done researches in some agricultural and health fields such as Plant Ecology, Agroecology, Data Analysis, Crop production, LCA and Pharmaceutical effects of medicinal plants. She completed her researches as an Internship period in IFF institute(Institute of Social Ecology) in Vienna, Austria. Since 2016 she works as a senior researcher at Parsiteb herbal pharmaceutical company. She has 8 years of work experience as a university lecturer in Iran and published more than 100 articles in her research fields. Now she continues her study in the field of Phytomedicine at the Boku University of Vienna.

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