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What is PRP therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an injectable treatment where the patient’s own blood is injected into different areas of the body in order to aid with healing.

Blood contains many small components and proteins that are very important in the healing process. The type of plasma that’s used in PRP therapy is very rich in platelets, which means a higher concentration of growth factors, making PRP very useful for hair growth.


What can PRP therapy be used for?

PRP therapy is used to treat a number of different injuries but it is increasingly being used in order to treat hair loss in both men and women.

PRP therapy for hair loss is growing in popularity thanks to the numerous benefits it provides. In addition to being a non-surgical alternative to hair transplants, it’s also a very quick and effective treatment.


What factors affect the results of PRP therapy

At this time the results of PRP therapy do vary. Some of the main factors that impact the effectiveness of PRP therapy include –

  • The area being treated –
    The area of the body where the blood cells are injected certainly affects how well PRP therapy works. Although there is no clinical evidence that PRP therapy is effective for hair loss, the results so fair are very promising.
  • The overall health of the patient –
    Because PRP therapy uses the patient’s own blood, their overall health will certainly affect the results. Patients who are non-smokers and who are not overweight will generally experience more positive results.


Are you interested in PRP therapy?

If you are interested in PRP therapy and would like more information then please feel free to get in touch.
We can answer any questions you might have and book a treatment session at a time that’s convenient for you.

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam is Richmond's only board-certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon. He has helped numerous people within the community tumor surgeries, breast reconstructions, and facial trauma surgeries.

Dr. Lynam was voted one of Richmond's "Top Docs" in plastic surgery and one of Richmond's "Best Plastic Surgeons to take you back 20 years" by Richmond Magazine in 2010. Additionally, he is known as an expert plastic surgeon on RealSelf and was honored as one of the Top 100 Doctors on RealSelf in 2013.

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