Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
Treatment for Hair Loss

PRP for Hair Loss

A new affordable option for you to improve your hair density without surgery or harmful side effects. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for hair restoration involves simple injections of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp, this procedure stimulates the growth of hair and reduces the effects of thinning. PRP-(PLATELET RICH PLASMA)
  • Increases blood supply to the follicle
  • Increases thickness
  • Triggers and maintains the growth phase
  • Decreases hair loss

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

How does PRP work?

Platelets contain healing growth factors. Those growth factors are like signal callers that give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. With PRP for hair, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle and restarting dormant hair back into the growth stage. PRP has already been used effectively and safely in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Cosmetic Surgery, and Oral surgery. PRP is heralded as a revolutionary way to stimulate and restore hair growth, and is one of the safest cosmetic hair growth options on the market today.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

The Science of PRP

PRP contains platelets that are key to stimulating hair follicles to generate hair growth. They mainly target the Dermal Papilla, which is a component of the hair follicle. The Platelets, when used to regenerate hair growth within the follicles, promote healing and the formation of new cell growth. The platelets also accelerate the rate and degree of regeneration so that you can expect to see results in a timely manner.

Specific cells within PRP that cause hair growth:
  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) — promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation
  • Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b) — promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) — promotes blood vessel formation
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) — promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) — promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation
  • Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF) — a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body

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How is the PRP Procedure Performed?

Step 1- A special collection tube is used to draw your blood and is placed in a centrifuge. Step 2-After 10 min, the high concentration platelets are drawn up into a syringe. Step 3-Using a fine needle the platelets are strategically injected into your scalp to the areas that need improvement. Topical anesthetic is optional and can be applied to the scalp prior to procedure.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

How Many Treatments Are Required?

It is recommended monthly for 3 months. This ensures that the hair follicles remain stimulated and that the hair growth is progressing.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Is There Any Recovery Time?

There is no downtime or long recovery process. You may take a warm shower the evening of the treatment. It is advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

How Long Will the Procedure Take?

The total treatment time with topical anesthetic would be approximately 45 minutes. If you opted for no anesthetic, it would be approximately 30minutes.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

How Effective is PRP?

Out of all of the products that you can find on the market today regarding hair growth, PRP is probably the most effective. Of course, it is also important to understand that results are going to vary and there is never any guarantee of success. Overall though, PRP is an effective non-surgical procedure that works well to stimulate the follicle in order to induce hair growth. It reverses hair thinning and it causes the growth of new hair.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Is PRP Therapy for You?

PRP Therapy is a great option for many men and women that are looking to restore their confidence and to regain a lush head of hair. Before getting PRP Therapy done, it is important to conduct careful research and to also consult with an experienced physician regarding your choice. Overall, this procedure is a safe and natural option for many individuals. In addition, you also want to keep in mind that PRP is still being analyzed as a means to restore hair growth and to reverse thinning in men and women. Therefore, there can be no claim that PRP therapy 100% promotes hair growth. In addition, FDA has not approved the treatment. If you prefer to NOT have surgery or are NOT a candidate for surgery, then PRP therapy at The Face Institute with Dr. Rick Jaggi is an excellent option.

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