Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP is a hair loss treatment. Therefore you can beat hair loss with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
10 years ago doctors started to use PRP therapy to speed up the healing process in injured athletes.
Surgeons began using PRP in dermatology after researchers found that platelets in plasma cells help promote hair growth. PRP does this by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Doctors inject plasma into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. They typically administer injections monthly for three months. Then they spread them out over about three or four months for up to two years. The injection schedule will depend on your genetics, pattern and amount of hair loss, age, and hormones.
During the treatment, the doctor takes a little blood that is then treated in a centrifuge. They do this up to the point that only the enriched cells or platelets (PRP) remain. Doctors then inject the plasma, which helps repair blood vessels, promote cell growth and wound healing, and stimulate collagen production. The PRP or highly concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma, including essential growth proteins. Finally, the PRP is injected into the scalp or areas to be treated using a special microneedle. It is possible to use PRP Hair Loss Therapy either to promote hair growth. It can also be used in combination with hair transplant or restoration surgery.
Advantages of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Advantages of PRP Therapy against hair loss are:
- Simple, because nonsurgical procedure
- Multiple Injections: procedure lasting approximately 60 minutes
- Safe and reliable results
- Very quick recovery period
- Most of all, beautiful and above all extremely natural looking end results
Anyone experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that typically occurs along the top of the head. In women, this might look like a widening part of normal hair thickness at the back of the head.
PRP injection is a simple, cost-effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia, with high overall patient satisfaction.