PRP Winnipeg: Non-Surgical Hair Loss Solutions
* Before & After results may vary from person to person.
Dermatologist Dr. Minuk of Winnipeg, a leader in non-surgical hair loss solutions offers the latest hair growth treatment – PRP injections.
Read on to see how this treatment can grow back your own hair without surgery, pills or creams.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) can help grow back your own hair and prevent further hair loss . The treatment involves a simple injection of your own platelets into your scalp.
- PRP pricing
- PRP growth factors
- iGrow hair stimulation
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for PRP?
Men & women are BOTH candidates for hair loss treatment. Complete hair loss or bald scalps are generally not treated. Thinning hair, a thinning crown, receding temples or frontal hairline are good candidates for PRP.
Is the PRP for hair regrowth process time consuming?
No, collecting the PRP usually only takes 10-15 minutes. And the PRP treatment itself is even faster. It often takes as little as 3-5 minutes.
Does the procedure hurt?
There may be some sensitivity. However, the treatment only takes a few minutes. A topical analgesic to minimize any potential discomfort can be used but is generally not needed.
Is there any recovery time?
There is no downtime or a long recovery process. You may take a warm shower the evening of the treatment. In addition, it is advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.
Is this a cure for hair loss & thinning hair?
PRP is not a cure for baldness (Androgenic Alopecia). The genetic medical problem will always remain. However, there is good evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow down the effects of Androgenic Alopecia and even works to increase hair density. This will be discussed in your consultation.
How does Dr. Minuk harvest PRP?
Your own blood is collected into the Eclipse PRP® kit, similar to what is required for a basic lab test
The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from the other components of the blood.
Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied or injected. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling protein.
How long does the PRP process take?
The blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation (spinning the collected blood).
How many PRP sessions are required?
Treatment will vary based on your need. We may recommend 2-3 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart.
After the initial treatment, maintenance treatments 2-3 times per year may be needed.
Is PRP safe?
Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from a patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
2. PRP Pricing
What is the cost of PRP hair treatments?
A series of 3-4 treatment can cost $2700-$3600. We also recommend at home treatments with the iGrow system and topical applications. These will be discussed during your consultation.
3. PRP’s Growth Factors
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
Promotes angiogenesis which is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
An important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization for the intricate process of Tissue repairing itself after injury.
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.
Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions for healing and the generation of new skin