PRP is an exciting new non-surgical option for men and women who require stimulation of hair growth to treat thinning hair. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is your blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. Platelets contain numerous growth factors to help stimulate collagen and tissue regeneration.

Highly concentrated growth factors in the form of platelets have been shown to generate new hair growth, thicken thinned out hair, and make hair transplants grow thicker and healthier.

How Does PRP Work?

In human blood, there are autologous blood products containing specific and essential growth factors to assist in the healing and regeneration of tissue. There are also mesenchymal stem cells. U.S. and European medical literature confirm that the implementation of PRP therapy is safe, and it has been utilized for more than 20 years as a supplemental therapy for the healing of wounds and skin. This has established PRP therapy as an often successful and effective medical approach in specialties such as cosmetic and plastic surgery, orthopedics, oral surgery, neurosurgery and sports medicine. In relation to the restoration of hair, the evidence backs PRP treatment as a favorable therapeutic, nonsurgical option that promotes hair growth.


First, your blood is drawn in our office. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge. The centrifuge then separates the PRP from the rest of the blood. A topical anesthetic is applied to the scalp so you are as comfortable as possible.

The patient’s hair is then washed and the micro needling takes place. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. is then injected into the scalp.This is a very safe procedure with virtually no side effects since you are utilizing materials from your own body.

Since an inflammatory process is initiated at the wound site, there may be mild pain or discomfort felt by the patient at the site where PRP is injected.

Patient are not advised not to take any anti-inflammatory medication since it may interfere in the natural healing process of PRP.

How many treatments are needed?

We recommend 3-4 sessions, approximately 4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments may be needed 1-2 times per year.

Is there any downtime?

Bruising and swelling is possible. Plan 2 weeks ahead of any events/vacations.


If you would like additional information about PRP Hair Loss Treatment, or if you are ready to schedule a private consultation, contact Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN at (615) 321-1010.

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