How Does PRP Work?
In the 3-step process, your blood is drawn and run through a centrifuge. The centrifuge aids in separating growth factors to concentrate the platelets. The final step involves applying the concentration of activated platelets – topically or via injection – to the treatment site. From start to finish this process usually takes around 30 minutes.
Using your own blood to help kick-start the healing process, PRP Therapy triggers additional collagen and elastin production for a deeper tissue repair and long-lasting rejuvenation.
How Much Does PRP Cost?
It can be difficult to find the cost of PRP therapy on many websites or over the phone, most practices requiring you to schedule an appointment. While frustrating, this is because there are many factors involved in determining the cost. That said, the cost of PRP injections can range from as little as $300 to as much as $600.
Factors that contribute to the cost include:
- Your location
- What application do you need
- The expertise of the doctor performing the treatment
- Your desired results
- In treating hair loss a person may need 6 treatments (1 per month) and yearly maintenance treatments.
Most importantly, since very few insurance companies provide the reimbursement, these costs are out-of-pocket.