Hair Restoration With PRP Therapy

Thinning hair affects both women and men—sometimes starting in a person’s early 20s. For many people, restoring a fuller head of hair is key to maintaining a youthful and attractive appearance. But surgical hair transplants are expensive, painful, and time-consuming. Topical and oral medicines, such as Rogaine® and Propecia®, can be messy, costly, and only work when you use daily. For people who want a better option for thinning hair, Mabrie Facial Institute offers PRP for hair loss in San Francisco.

What Is PRP for Hair Loss?

PRP hair restoration therapy involves isolating platelets containing growth factors—substances capable of stimulating cellular growth or healing—from your own blood and injecting them into your scalp to reinvigorate hair follicles. It is believed that the injections promote the growth of collagen, endothelial cells, hair follicles, and new blood vessels. PRP therapy has been used in medicine for more than 30 years in fields such as orthopedic surgery, dentistry, facial reconstructive surgery, and wound care to promote healing.

Who Is a Good Candidate for PRP Hair Therapy?

People with early hair loss tend to respond best to PRP therapy. Also, this treatment tends to work best on women and men with hair thinning around the crown or genetic hair loss following a “M-shaped” hair loss pattern.

Patterns of hair thinning/balding around the crown.
Hair loss (balding) in the M-shaped pattern

If your hair loss is due to a hormonal imbalance or other medical condition, it is best to have your primary care physician rule out other underlying causes for hair loss.

We recommend that all patients see their primary care physician to evaluate their hair loss and obtain blood tests. If you’ve had recent blood tests done, we may be able to use those results. We can also order them for you.

We will be looking at the following bloodwork: complete blood count, complete metabolic panel, iron studies, thyroid panel, hormones, vitamins, minerals, and autoimmune antibody panels. For exact bloodwork needed please call our office.

You may not be a good candidate for PRP therapy for hair loss if you are in poor health, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, or have a blood disorder

Blood collection, separation of platelets in centrifuge, platelet rich plasma separated from platelet poor plasma and red blood cells, PRP injection into affected area, hair growth
Blood collection, separation of platelets in centrifuge, platelet rich plasma separated from platelet poor plasma and red blood cells, PRP injection into affected area, hair growth

What to Expect

The PRP treatment is a three-step process performed by either Dr. Mabrie or his Physician Assistant, Kimberly. During your separate, initial consultation, we’ll review your health history, examine the scalp, and order bloodwork to determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment.

Following review of your bloodwork, we’ll schedule your first PRP treatment.

Treatment Day

Plan to spend about an hour with us for your first PRP treatment. While the treatment itself takes about 15 minutes, we allow additional time to make sure you’re comfortable, perform the blood collection, and prepare your platelet-rich plasma for treatment.

Kimberly, our Physician Assistant, will inject your PRP directly into the scalp in areas where the hair is thinning.

Ways you can prepare for your treatment:

  • Arrive with clean, washed hair, free of styling products.
  • Drink plenty of water the day before and day of your treatment; it’s best to be hydrated during blood draws.
  • Eat normally on the day of your treatment.
  • You may continue other hair loss treatments such as Minoxidil, laser, and/or hormone blocking tablets.
  • Discontinue multivitamins and natural blood thinning agents (vitamin E, vitamin A, ginkgo, fish oil, essential fatty acids) one week prior to procedure.
  • Limit alcohol consumption 3 days before your PRP session.

When Do I See Results?

Results may be noticeable as early as 3 months; however, it could take up to 6 months for more visual improvements.

For best results we highly recommend following the treatment schedule protocol:

  • 1 treatment per month for the first 3 months
  • Booster treatment 3 months later (6 months from the initial treatment)
  • Maintenance treatment yearly (based on results)

How Much Does PRP Cost?

PRP PACKAGESPRICE
PRP Year
*Includes 5 treatments for the year ($1,000 savings when purchased as a package)
$4,500*
PRP Starter Package
*Includes 3 treatments ($500 savings when purchased as package)
$2,800*
Per Treatment
*Pricing does not include consult fee and/or laboratory and testing fees.
$1,100*

To learn more, visit our Fees & Financing page.

Are There Side Effects?

Because the growth factors injected come from your own blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction or communicable diseases. However, any therapy that involves injections always carries a risk of side effects such as:

  • Redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites
  • Injury to blood vessels or nerves
  • Infection

A Multi-Faceted Approach

There are many factors that can cause hair loss and thinning including: stress, hormone imbalance, bad nutrition, and over-styling.  For the best outcomes, we may recommend a multi-faceted Treatment Plan in addition to your PRP treatments that includes Nutrafol supplements and/or Minoxidil (Rogaine).

Nutrafol for Women and Men

Nutrofol is an over-the-counter supplement available for women and men composed of standardized, active botanicals developed to improve hair growth and quality.  Taken daily, Nutrafol safely and effectively promoted hair growth based on results from a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study (Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, May 2018, Volume 17, Issue 5.).  Nutrafol is available to purchase online and in our office.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) is a FDA-approved, topical medication for hair thinning and regrowth.  Safe to use with your normal haircare routine, Rogaine can be used on color or chemically treated hair.  Minoxidil is available online and at retailers and may be provided at our office, if appropriate.

Our Injection Team will customize a Treatment Plan for to address your particular needs during your Initial Visit.

The Team at
Mabrie Facial Institute

Our team is made up of experienced medical professionals with a shared passion for facial rejuvenation and contouring with injectables. Hand-picked and trained by Dr. Mabrie in the Illumination 360° approach, they work with you to create a treatment experience that exceeds your expectations.

We’d Love To See You 

If you are interested in learning more about PRP therapy for hair loss and whether it’s an appropriate treatment for you, request a consultation online with one of the specialists at Mabrie Facial Institute or call us at (415) 445-9513 to schedule your initial appointment. If you’ll be visiting us from outside the area, our Fly in for Your Procedure page was created just for you to help make planning your trip as smooth as possible.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Mabrie Facial Institute, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Apr 6, 2021
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Loving my results so far! I can't wait to come back again! The staff was so friendly and made me feel welcomed and very safe. The office is beautiful and clean! I was immediately greeted and did a COVID screening with a temp check. They escorted me to my room with a beautiful view of SF. I felt pampered, and their customer service is excellent! The injector Tiffany answered all my questions and made me feel at ease, since this was my first time getting Botox. After she marked my face, she explained where and why she was placing the Botox in certain areas. My frown muscles were so bulky and I didn't like how it always looked like I was frowning even when my face was at rest. Now, I don't always look like I'm frowning! My frown muscles look less bulky, forehead looks smoother and I got a subtle brow lift -- I love it!
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Mar 29, 2021
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Very comfortable coming here. Love the remodel they did in their new office. Of course Dr. Mabrie skills are becoming legendary.
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Feb 19, 2021
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Dr. Mabrie and his staff are so welcoming, reassuring and most of all skilled at making you look your best. Great location and groovy vibe to the office overlooking Union Square. I got the Illuminate 360 because I deserve it!
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Jan 13, 2021
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They are amazing here w/ customer service, amiable, listen fully to your desires, and work their hardest to bring them to fruition whether it’s the initial appointment or in my case, complementary touch up w/in set timeframe. Just for clarification, when I put “they” I mean everyone from whomever answers the phone/anyone greeting you when the elevator’s doors open and you arrive at your appointment to your departure via the elevator again. Side note: I would include the security/door men as they’ve always been pleasant to me, but they aren’t apart of this business🙂
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Nov 18, 2020
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I've never had anything done before this. Everyone at Dr. Marbrie office made me feel right at home. I loveeee the work they did and Kim is the BEST! THANKS GUYS!!
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5.0/5
Nov 18, 2020
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For my first time ever getting work done on my face, this was a great experience. They made me feel at home and comfortable which eased my fear. I got my mid-area done by Kimberly and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to fly back out there for my second session! If your looking to have work done I highly recommend them, you’ll be happy you did.
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Sep 29, 2020
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I came in earlier today and got a 360 facial treatment done. Everyone in the office made me feel really comfortable. It’s a really lovely space and it’s chic but really homey. I definitely would go back and I feel safe with the results. I feel like Dr. Mabrie was very transparent about the pricing and what he would be using and where. I do still have some swelling in my chin mainly. But excited to see what it looks like when I’m healed!
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Aug 3, 2020
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Dr. Mabrie is a wizard. After extensive research across California (SF to LA and everywhere in between) for who to consult for some of my skin concerns, I chose this clinic for Dr. Mabrie's multi-faceted expertise and reviews on meticulousness. I wasn't shorted, him and his team are incredible.
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5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
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I've visited Mabrie Facial Institute twice, and both visits were stellar. All staff members, from the font-line staff, to assistants, all the way up to Dr. Mabrie were kind, caring, thoughtful- I honestly just can't say enough. At no time did I feel pressured about anything. Honestly (and trust me, I'm skeptical of most people), everyone there made me feel appreciated and cared for. They were patient with my endless questions, did very careful work, and were just overall so lovely and personable. I've honestly never had such a great experience before.
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Mar 5, 2020
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Dr David Mabrie He is amazing 😘
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Mar 2, 2020
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Best face guy around. Full stop.
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Feb 13, 2020
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I first came across Dr. Mabrie’s practice when I was reviewing the top 100 US aesthetic injectors list for 2019. While I had been to other offices in LA and NYC, I had been dying to go someplace in The Bay (where I live). Finally I had found a practice where I could draw up a beauty plan and see tangible, top of the line results. Fast forward to 2020 and I’m on my second visit with Kimberly for lower face enhancement and masseter slimming with Botox. The warmth, professionalism, and artistic vision of Kimberly and the Mabrie team is unparalleled — I highly recommend if you’ve been considering any type of cosmetic beautification, that you jump right into the chair at Mabrie Facial Cosmetics. Thanks again Mabrie team!! I love my results, and can’t wait to see you again in just a month’s time.
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5.0/5
Feb 5, 2020
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Dr. Mabrie is the most skilled filler doc in the bay area! He's so skilled and transparent about pricing. Also, his office is beautiful and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommend!!
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5.0/5
Jan 30, 2020
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Previously, I've used online coupons offers which slightly improved my sunken eye look, as well as the furrows on my brow and mouth. After receiving Dr. Mabrie's facial treatment, my husband who hadn't been too impressed with my coupon treatments, immediately said, "WowI Baby, you look so beautiful!" I cannot give a greater testimonial than that. And I too share my husband's sentiment - I do look damn amazing! 🙂
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Jan 29, 2020
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I have been going to Dr. Mabrie for probably seven years and I look better than ever! I saw his online discussions of his techniques and decided, this is the doctor for me! I have not been disappointed and it's definitely worth my 2.5-3 hour drive to San Francisco to get my treatments. He and his entire staff are excellent!
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Jan 28, 2020
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I’m so happy with my results! Excellent service, David Mabrie and his team are awesome. I’m certainly coming back for a refinement treatment and touch ups in 9-12 months time. Thank you !!!!
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Jan 22, 2020
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If you’re interested in looking younger, or you feel self conscious about any particular part of your own face, GO SEE Dr. Mabrie! You won’t ever regret seeing this amazing, compassionate, incredibly talented and intelligent Doctor. He has changed so many lives, and he will make yours better too.
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Dec 3, 2019
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Truly, the best practitioner in the Bay Area, and one who keeps up to date on new developments in the field. Since 2017, when I first went to see Dr Mabrie after noticeable loss of volume in my face, he's carefully restored me back to my younger appearance. He doesn't ever suggest unnecessary treatments or over-inject; he's not cheap (nothing in San Francisco is), but his expert approach to fillers guarantees very natural-looking results that will elicit "Oh, you're looking so great!" comments, rather than the dreaded "Got some work done, huh?" Highly recommend him!
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5.0/5
Nov 9, 2019
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Dr Mabrie's office was in a convenient location in Union square. It is an elegant office, I was greeted warmly. I was nervous as I had other facial experiences that I did not want to repeat. Matt gave me details on the products and answered all my questions even ones I didn't know I had. When Kimberly can in I was ready. With a steady gentle touch she made such a difference in my appearance. I am excited to get back in and continue down the path of renewal. I look like me only refreshed. Comments like you look great, had some time off? I love it!
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Oct 22, 2019
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I love seeing Dr. Mabrie and his lovely staff! They keep me looking fresh going on 5 years!
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