Platelet Rich Fibrin Hair Restoration

PRF Hair Restoration Raleigh, NC

For many people, hair loss is an inevitable part of life. What once meant a life of wearing wigs or simply going bald, now does not have to be the case. Various surgical and non-surgical techniques offer people the opportunity to slow and restore hair loss. While there is no permanent cure for baldness, today’s methods allow people to keep their hair as long as possible. One of the newest non-surgical hair restoration treatments is platelet rich fibrin. The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging offers the best PRF hair restoration Raleigh provides.

Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatment Overview

Non-surgical hair loss treatment can be broken into two categories: injections and medications. Platelet rich plasma and platelet rich fibrin fall into this category. As far as medications go, minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride are research backed, time-tested medications that can be effective in certain forms of hair loss. Men and women can both use minoxidil which is a topical treatment. Finasteride is only advised for men and comes as a pill.

It is common for patients experiencing hair loss to utilize more than one method to promote the ideal results. Unfortunately, if you already are bald or in the advanced stages of hair loss, then these techniques are unlikely to yield the results you want. Dr. Jindal can evaluate your hair loss during a consultation to recommend the best treatments for you, whether it be medications, injections, or surgery.

What Is PRF?

Platelet rich fibrin is composed of a few components. Fibrin itself is a protein found in blood plasma that the liver produces. It is important for blood clotting and wound healing. Within fibrin—when separated using a centrifuge—is a wealth of growth factors, white blood cells, and stem cells.

All of these components are beneficial to healing and the skin. When injected into the scalp, it stimulates a healing response. The stem cells help keep this healing response going longer than any other non-surgical hair treatment.

PRF vs. PRP Hair Restoration

PRF and PRP both derive from blood plasma and are used for hair regrowth. However, PRF is considered an upgraded version of platelet rich plasma treatment. The table below details the differences between the two treatments.


PRF hair restoration offers hair loss patients several benefits and advantages. Some of the possible benefits include:

PRF Hair Restoration Raleigh
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Repair of damaged hair follicles
  • Promote tissue regeneration
  • Thicker hair
  • Reduced hair loss
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Younger appearance
  • Quick in-office procedure
  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive
  • Few risks
  • No general anesthesia
  • Little downtime or recovery
  • Minimal to no pain
  • Can treat the entire scalp as well as the eyebrows and face
  • Performed by an experienced oculoplastic surgeon

PRF Hair Therapy Before & After


Before undergoing a hair regrowth treatment, you will meet with Dr. Jindal at the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging. During this appointment, Dr. Jindal will want to hear about your concerns and goals for treatment. From there, together you will review your medical history and lifestyle. Finally, Dr. Jindal physically examines the scalp to get a detailed look at the extent of the thinning and loss.

If Dr. Jindal believes you are a good candidate, he will go on to further describe the procedure, expect results, and ways you may need to prepare. Otherwise, you will receive pricing information and more information about booking.


When you undergo Raleigh PRF hair therapy, the first step is that a provider will draw your blood and begin spinning it in the centrifuge. As it spins, Dr. Jindal will prepare your scalp for treatment by disinfecting the treatment areas and applying numbing cream and/or lidocaine injections.

The platelet rich fibrin is injected using extremely small needles. This promotes increased comfort and less trauma to the surface of the scalp. Most patients feel little to no pain during their treatment which consists of between fifty and two hundred injections on average.

Side Effects & Aftercare

Immediately following treatment, you may notice that your scalp feels tight and looks red for a few days. This is perfectly normal and expected. For the most part, patients can return to normal after their treatment. However, there are a few instructions that Dr. Jindal may give you to increase your comfort and promote better results. Some aftercare instructions may include:

Based on your procedure, Dr. Jindal may make some further recommendations including diet changes, taking certain supplements, and using other hair restoration products or procedures.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for a few days
  • Do not submerge your head or enter wet environments such as saunas, pools, and hot tubs
  • Wait at least a day or two before showering/washing your hair
  • Do not smoke
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Take Tylenol for scalp tightness and avoid NSAIDs like ibuprofen and aspirin
  • Avoid touching or picking at the area
  • Keep hair loosely styled and free of tension

Based on your procedure, Dr. Jindal may make some further recommendations including diet changes, taking certain supplements, and using other hair restoration products or procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, while platelet rich fibrin does help slow the progression of hair loss, it cannot completely eliminate it. Without follow-up treatments, you will continue to lose hair over time. Even with non-surgical hair restoration solutions, you may still experience some hair thinning and loss over several years. It is usually significantly slowed when compared to hair loss and thinning when untreated.

Platelet rich fibrin does promote a longer collagen and healing response than PRP. It actively releases growth factors for a week and then the response continues for several weeks as your body goes on to heal. Therefore, it does last longer than PRP.

The amount of time the hair growth lasts will depend on several factors. Generally, you need fewer sessions of PRF and fewer touch-up sessions. Though, you will still need touch-ups occasionally.

Platelet rich fibrin is largely a safe procedure, but it may not be recommended in situations such as:

● People with bleeding disorders
● Patients who have lost all of their hair
● Major injury or active injuries on the scalp
● Anyone who takes blood thinners that they cannot temporarily stop
● People prone to blood clots

It is best to start PRF hair therapy as soon as you notice hair loss. The longer you wait, the less hair it can restore. Ideally, for men with male pattern baldness, treatment will start before thirty-five.

Of course, this will vary based upon the cause of hair loss and the extent of it. There are older patients who may benefit from PRF hair restoration. Regardless of age, as soon as you notice hair loss and are bothered by it, it is time to start PRF to prevent and slow future hair loss.

Hair transplant surgery sometimes requires a patient to shave their head before treatment. Luckily, PRF hair restoration does not require this. Since there are no incisions or harvesting of hair, PRF injections are simply applied to the areas of loss. Your existing hair is simply moved as needed for the injections. This makes the procedure discreet and allows patients to return to work the next day in many cases.


The Top PRF Hair Restoration In Raleigh At JIYA

The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging focuses on holistic and regenerative cosmetic treatments to treat and prevent hair loss. While also providing the traditional hair loss treatments such as medications and surgery, Dr. Jindal also uses cutting edge technology and procedures such as nanofat stem cell injections to treat hair loss in men and women. The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging provides the best PRF hair restoration Raleigh offers.

Dr. Sumeet Jindal is an experienced and skillful oculoplastic surgeon who performs both surgical and non-surgical anti-aging procedures. When it comes to treating hair loss, he is trained in regenerative techniques such as platelet rich fibrin and nanofat to provide non-surgical hair restoration options.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at (919) 861-4494. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator or contact form.

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