How much blood is removed to create PRP?

When drawing blood for a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure, generally we remove 60 cc of blood, drawn dorsally from the antecubital area. The antecubital area is the area on the inside of the elbow on the middle of the arm.

This is a one time blood draw that is used to create a substance called platelet-rich plasma which is packed heavily with patient’s own platelets and many concentrated healing or growth factors.

This is used as both a stand alone treatment for the prevention of hair loss and also for the strengthening of the current hair.

It is used during hair transplantation in several different areas of the surgery to promote wound healing, decrease inflammation and hopefully promote faster growth.

Posted by: Dr. Charles