A series of injections, known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP), can be used to re-grow hair in balding patients. PRP is not a new technology. However, experts have only recently started investigating its potential role in the re-growth of hair. In this med spa treatment, the patient's blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to segregate the plasma from the red and white cells. After augmenting with nutrients such as protein, the platelets and growth factors are collected from the sample. These are injected into the scalp in areas of thinning hair. This is a non-surgical procedure that requires only local anesthesia. PRP has been in use in sports medicine for years to treat injuries to the joints, muscles, and Achilles tendon by stimulating stem cells. To address hair loss, the injected platelets encourage newly implanted or inactive hair follicles to enter an active growth phase. This causes the hair to re-grow. Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, provides safe and proven cosmetic treatments to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.