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What are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections | Hair Restoration | EncinoPlatelet rich plasma (PRP) injection is an advanced, minimally invasive hair restoration technique that has shown tremendous promise. The med spa technique involves the use of the body’s natural growth factors to regenerate damaged hair follicles to enable re-growth of hair in treated areas. PRP injections can sometimes be combined with low level laser therapy for more robust hair restoration. Rejuvenate Medical Spa is a premier provider of PRP injections. The medical spa provides cutting edge aesthetic and anti-aging solutions to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, and surrounding locations.  

How does PRP Work?

For a long time, researchers believed that follicles that had stopped producing hair were completely dead. However, recent studies have shown that in many cases these unproductive follicles are merely dormant, injured or compromised, and may still be revived for long-term hair re-growth. This is where the role of PRP hair restoration med spa therapy comes in. The platelet rich plasma within the patient’s own body contains powerful growth factors. These growth factors can be injected into the affected areas to activate adult stem cells within the unproductive hair follicles. At the same time, they can promote localized cell regeneration and formation of new blood vessels to feed the revived hair follicles. At Rejuvenate medical spa, Dr. Farah and his team will customize every PRP procedure to meet the unique hair restoration needs of a patient. The medical spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, CA, and nearby areas.  

PRP Procedure

The treatment provider will draw a small amount of blood from the patient’s body, which will be sent through a centrifugal process to separate PRP and activate the growth factors within it. Once the PRP is ready for being injected, a local anesthetic will be applied to the recipient area of the scalp. The provider will inject PRP into the areas with most severe hair loss. The injections will be administered using a very fine gauge needle in a matrix pattern across the scalp. Depending on the patient’s needs, the PRP procedure may be combined with low level laser therapy to achieve more effective outcomes.  


PRP therapy for hair restoration is a quick and painless in-office procedure with almost no downtime. Any discomfort that follows the treatment, once the effect of the anesthetic is over, can be mitigated with over the counter pain meds. Mild swelling in the forehead area may occur in some patients for a day or two. This will disappear on its own. Aggressive physical activity should be avoided until the swelling has been fully resolved. The patient can resume normal washing of the hair immediately after the treatment. Most patients will be able to return to their workplace or perform their other regular activities immediately after the procedure.  


PRP injection therapy may be appropriate for any man or woman who is bothered by the thinning hair or loss or hair, but wants to avoid surgical hair transplant procedures. Hair loss arising due to a variety of medical conditions can be addressed successfully with PRP therapy. See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Tazana, Woodland Hills, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.