Hair Loss

PRP/GFC for Men’s Hair Loss: All You Need to Know

Understanding Men’s Hair Loss: Genetic predisposition and hormonal changes primarily trigger men’s hair loss. Factors like lifestyle, stress, poor eating habits, lack of sleep, and environmental pollutants can exacerbate the condition. In contrast to women, men’s hair loss often manifests as receding frontal hairlines, thinning on the crown, and eventually balding. Conversely, women usually experience thinning from the middle partition, spreading gradually to the sides.

Why PRP for Men? While PRP can benefit men by controlling hair loss and enhancing growth, it isn’t a standalone or permanent solution. Effective hair loss treatment requires a multi-faceted approach, including medical therapy, PRP, and lifestyle management. Selecting the right candidate for PRP is crucial; only some men will benefit from it. Hence, consulting a qualified dermatologist who can ensure the correct PRP technique and procedural protocols is paramount.

Benefits of PRP for Men:

  • Controls hair loss.
  • Enhances hair thickness.
  • Boosts hair density.
  • Augments result in hair transplant procedures.

Understanding PRP and GFC: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Growth Factor Concentrate (GFC) treatments have made waves in the dermatological world as promising therapies for hair loss. PRP utilizes platelet-rich plasma from one’s blood to combat hair loss. At the same time, GFC treatment, a relatively newer method, employs a concentrated solution derived from growth factors in our blood.

PRP vs. GFC: While PRP and GFC are derived from the patient’s blood, their compositions vary. PRP extracts platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma, and other red blood cells. In contrast, only the platelet-rich plasma is utilized. Conversely, GFC boasts a higher concentration of growth factors than PRP, which may result in enhanced stimulation for hair growth.

Who Should Consider PRP or GFC?

  • Individuals battling male or female pattern balding, also known as alopecia.
  • Those experiencing hair loss due to stress, drastic weather changes, poor diet, and lifestyle habits.

Procedure at a Glance:

  • Blood is drawn from the patient, akin to a routine blood test.
  • The blood is then centrifuged using advanced techniques to maximize the Growth Factor Concentrate.
  • The resulting concentrated solution is administered to the scalp using microinjections.


  • Significantly curbs hair fall and rejuvenates hair follicles.
  • Enhances hair thickness and volume.
  • There is no downtime post-procedure, enabling patients to resume their daily activities immediately.

Tips for Men Battling Hair Loss:

  • Long-term Management: Hair loss, especially pattern hair loss, requires consistent treatment. It’s essential to set realistic expectations and remain patient.
  • Exercise and Meditation: Regular workouts and meditation release happy hormones, balancing stress and promoting hair health.
  • Balanced Diet: A nutrient-rich diet, free from junk and processed foods, can significantly aid hair growth.
  • Quality Sleep: Uninterrupted sleep, aligned with the body’s circadian rhythm, can revitalize hair follicles.
  • Hobbies: Engaging in hobbies can act as a distraction from life’s stresses, including hair fall.

Boosting Hair Growth: While advanced hair loss poses challenges, early interventions can promote hair growth in men. However, it’s essential to remember that boosting growth isn’t a one-time task—consistent care and maintenance are critical.


By Dr. Madhuri

Dr. Madhuri is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in hair loss treatments. Suppose you’re struggling with hair fall or considering PRP/GFC. In that case, it’s vital to consult a dermatologist to discuss the best options tailored for you.