platelet-rich plasma

Subdermal Depo PRP

A new PRP injection technique may improve outcomes for patients with androgenic alopecia.
Subdermal Depo PRP

Androgenic alopecia (AA) is one of the most prevalent aesthetic concerns, affecting an estimated 30% of men over the age of 40. Building on the potential promise of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to reduce hair loss, I have developed a new technique that involves injecting a bolus of PRP into the subcutis to reverse the effects of AA. The technique—which I refer to as Rapaport Subdermal Depo PRP Injection—has become one of my favorite and most gratifying cosmetic procedures, as I see immediate changes in my patients’ emotional states once their hair is improved.

PRP for Hair Loss

Using PRP nonsurgically to stimulate hair growth in early androgenetic alopecia.
PRP for Hair Loss

Your patients who are losing their hair may be enticed by the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) concept. After all, it seems so simple: They have their blood drawn; it is centrifuged to concentrate growth hormones and platelets; then a hair restoration physician injects it right back into their own scalp to stimulate hair growth.

PRP Increases Hair Density In Vivo

PRP Increases Hair Density In Vivo

Platelet-rich plasma has been touted as a potential treatment for alopecia and thinning hair. Now a new in vivo study, “Promotional Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Hair Follicle Reconstitution in vivo” (Dermatologic Surgery, December 2013), reveals that a 10% concentration of PRP, when added to cultured epidermal and dermal papilla cells, increases hair density.