PRP for Hair Loss


Thanks to recent developments in medical technology, hair loss is no longer a genetic inevitability, and people seeking treatments have more options than ever. Patients who want to avoid the pain and extensive recovery associated with surgery now have the opportunity to undergo non-surgical hair restoration, the latest advancement in regenerative therapy.

The New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is proud to offer non-surgical hair restoration, a new treatment that combines platelet rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling for a powerful minimally invasive hair loss procedure. Using your own body’s tissue and healing mechanisms, our non-surgical hair restoration with PRP and microneedling can kick-start stalled hair growth and stop or slow down hair loss.

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Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a serum made from a small sample of your blood that contains concentrated amounts of growth factors and healing agents—the same components of blood that help our wounds heal and regenerate. When injected into the scalp, PRP can help encourage the flow of blood and nutrients to damaged hair follicles, allowing them to heal themselves.

Microneedling is a method of triggering our scalp’s healing response by creating “micro-injuries” in the skin through incredibly fine needles. Although the micro-injuries created by the microneedling device are extremely small, they start a comprehensive healing response in the scalp that leads to a healthier environment for hair follicles. PRP may also be supplemented with ACell, a stem cell stimulating matrix, to further enhance the results of the treatment.


Combining PRP and microneedling essentially creates the optimal environment in your scalp for hair growth. Each treatment amplifies the other since microneedling allows for PRP to reach deeper levels of the scalp and PRP boosts the healing mechanisms that microneedling triggers. With non-surgical hair restoration with PRP and microneedling, you can truly have a powerful treatment without the long downtime or painful recovery. The fact that non-surgical hair restoration uses your own tissues and incredibly fine needles means that this treatment is incredibly safe and there’s very low risk of infection or other complications.

Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick are no strangers to state-of-the-art treatments, and their use of PRP and microneedling is a testament to their innovative spirit. For a consultation on non-surgical hair restoration with PRP and microneedling, contact the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.