Hair loss can be an embarrassing issue. Male and female pattern hair loss is a genetic problem that can leave you feeling helpless. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) or platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a three-step medical treatment in which a person's blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. PRP/PRF injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Most of the time this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medication. Dr. Hayag evaluates your hair loss and customizes your treatment plan. Usually 3-4 monthly treatments are performed and then maintenance treatments. A numbing solution is applied about 30 minutes prior to the procedure. Injections are quick and directed at the sites of hair thinning. The procedure requires injections into the scalp where the hair is currently thinning. The procedure usually takes approximately 30 min from the time your blood is drawn until the PRP/PRF is injected.