What is PRP Hair Growth & How it Works

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for hair loss is now the latest trend in hair growth and hair loss treatment. PRP therapy for hair loss in men and women is becoming more common and, when used correctly, is proving to be effective in correcting hair loss. Although PRP therapy has been around since the 1980s, doctors have only recently used it to treat certain types of alopecia. Many user experiences have shown good results, and the method is rapidly growing in popularity. A procedure that uses stem cells and growth factors from the patient’s own blood to trigger hair growth from dormant or miniaturized hair follicles.

PRP Hair Growth Results

PRP is not a permanent solution. Generally, one treatment per year is required to maintain results. Also, androgenetic alopecia is caused by the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and PRP, which does not mitigate the effects of this hormone. Additional hair loss products and blockers may need to be used for optimal long-term results. Despite some limitations, PRP injections have shown beneficial therapeutic effects on hair loss in men and women, without major side effects in women. It is good to increase the thickness and density of hair loss as a stand-alone treatment or after a hair transplant.

Treatment and Procedures Information
The Platelet-rich plasma is then injected back into the scalp by one of two methods:
Subdermal: PRP is injected into the subcutaneous fat layer of the scalp with a longer needle with fewer injections; or
Dermal: PRP is injected into the skin layer with a shorter needle and a larger number of injections into the scalp.
Operation Information

Duration:
 3-8 hours
Incision Location:
scalp, where hair loss is present
Recovery Period:
 3-4 weeks
Anesthesia:
 Local Anesthesia

Frequently Asked Questions?

The first step is to draw the patient’s blood into a special 2022 cc tube, which is then spun in a centrifuge for 15 minutes. The centrifuge separates the platelets from the rest of the blood. The end product is plasma that has been separated from white blood. This plasma is pushed aside and gravity causes the platelets to fall out of suspension and collect at the bottom of the tube. This denser area of platelets in the plasma is known as platelet rich plasma, or PRP. 35 times the concentration of platelets and is the key ingredient for success in any PRP procedure. Platelet poor plasma, or PPP, is usually collected from the top of the tube and discarded; or in some cases retained for microneedling treatment after PRP injection.

PRP for scalp and hair loss is considered very safe, because: PRP therapy is immunologically neutral and carries no risk of allergies, hypersensitivity or reactions to foreign bodies. PRP has a sterile technique that must be used at every stage of PRP preparation and application. It’s very useful when a patient has an underlying medical condition that makes them prone to infection. PRP has a very short period of inflammation at the wound site, reducing any possible injection.

Questions?

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