Extracting the plasma for a PRP hair treatment in the hair
May 7th 2024

PRP in the hair: Benefits for the hair

In recent years there has been a large increase in men and women who come to the clinic for hair problems. Hair loss is the one that worries the most but, today, it has a solution. PRP in hair is presented as one of the most demanded hair treatments to promote hair regeneration and stop hair loss, among others. What is PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma? Does it have side effects?

In the blog de Hospital Capilar, experts in hair grafting in Spain, we tell you everything you need to know about PRP in hair: procedure, benefits for hair, results and possible side effects.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

PRP in hair, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a medical treatment aimed at improving hair quality and stopping hair loss. This is a technique that involves obtaining blood plasma and platelets from the patient, which has rich growth factors and numerous highly beneficial proteins for hair health.

Platelets are a blood component whose main function is to repair tissues. That is to say, when a person inflicts a wound, the platelets are in charge of initiating the healing process. When we extract this platelet-enriched plasma and inject it into localized areas of the scalp, it has been proven that accelerates hair regeneration and growth.

PRP procedure on hair

The complete process of the PRP in the hair lasts approximately 30 minutes. It is a hair treatment that is performed in consultation and with which the patient can return to his normal life once finished.

Previous medical diagnosis

The first thing is the diagnosis by the medical team. As it is a medical treatment, it must be qualified professionals who determine its feasibility. Through a trichological study, as well as previous analyzes of the patient, the medical team resorts to PRP in the hair to stop hair loss and improve its quality considerably.

Drawing blood from the patient

When the patient goes to his PRP session in the hair, the first thing that takes place is the patient's blood extraction. A very high amount is not required, but it is necessary to extract it, since platelet-enriched plasma is obtained from the patient's own blood.


The blood is subjected to a centrifugation process with which it is possible to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood components. Centrifugation usually lasts about 20 minutes and, once the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the rest of the blood, it is loaded and ready for application.

Application of platelet-rich plasma

The PRP in the hair is injected by microinjections into the scalp. Although it requires subdermal infiltrations, it is not a particularly painful process although, obviously, it will depend on the pain threshold of each patient.

Once the doctor finishes applying the PRP to the hair, the patient can return home as normal. 

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Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma for hair

There are many benefits that PRP has on hair and it is precisely for this reason that more and more men and women come to our offices asking about said treatment.

Promotes hair growth

Platelet Rich Plasma promotes hair growth. Hair not only grows faster but also of better quality. This is especially flattering also for patients who have undergone a hair graft, since the new grafted hair will benefit and will grow stronger and healthier.

Improves hair quality

In addition to promoting hair growth, another of the great advantages of PRP in hair is that it considerably improves the quality of the hair fiber. This is why it is a key hair treatment for those times when we notice that our hair is not enough. hair care routine habitual.

Stops hair loss

Our medical equipment ensures that PRP in hair is key to treating telogen effluvia in cases like Stress, also for postpartum alopecia or the feature hair loss due to covid19.

Promotes hair regeneration

Platelet Rich Plasma helps the creation of new cells and stimulates the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. All of this contributes to the regeneration of the tissues which, by applying the PRP to the hair, capillary regeneration is achieved. In patients who have undergone a hair transplant, the PRP in the hair helps the scalp to heal earlier.

Does PRP in hair have side effects?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a hair treatment that does not require the application of drugs or any other compound, only enriched plasma obtained from the patient's own blood is used. For this reason, PRP in the hair does not have any side effects nor does it cause allergies.

When are the results of Platelet Rich Plasma seen?

Depending on each particular case, the results of the PRP in the hair can be prolonged more or less. Normally, from the first month you can already appreciate the first changes. Yes indeed, several sessions are required to achieve the desired result. The number of sessions to be carried out depends on the diagnosis made by the medical team and the expectations of the results.

Hair transplant and PRP: are they compatible?

Capillary graft and Platelet Rich Plasma are perfectly compatible, even It is highly recommended to resort to this hair treatment to achieve an optimal result of the hair implant.

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