Platelet Rich Plasma-PRP treatment in hair transplantation is a method used in hair loss treatment in both sexes. PRP treatment is a non-surgical (non-invasive) treatment option that works to stimulate hair follicles in order to eliminate hair loss for patients with hair loss problems. The most recent research is in a medical understanding that provides tissue and wound healing together. As a result of these scientific studies, PRP treatment is applied to the scalp with completely natural methods to stimulate the skin and hair follicles.
How does PRP treatment work?
Physicians began using PRP therapy about a decade ago to speed up the healing process in damaged joints after injury or surgery. During the treatment, a technician draws your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and plasma. Doctors then inject the plasma, which helps repair blood vessels, promote cell growth and wound healing, and stimulate collagen production. Doctors began using PRP in dermatology after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells help promote hair growth 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 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.
How is PRP treatment performed?
Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein. It lets red and white blood cells and platelets move through your bloodstream. Platelets are a type of blood cell that makes your blood clot. They also play a role in healing. To collect plasma, a doctor draws blood from your body and uses a machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Then the doctor numbs the area of your body being treated with PRP injections. Once you’re numb, the doctor uses a needle to inject your plasma into the area of your body being treated. PRP injections usually take about 30 minutes, though it depends on the area you’re targeting. Once platelets are in the area that’s being treated, they break down and release growth factors, which are compounds that help cells repair and renew. This is thought to trigger your body’s healing process.
PRP treatment can be applied at least 2-3 sessions. The interval between sessions is about 3 weeks. Repeating PRP treatment once a year continues its effect. Smoking and alcohol should not be used to increase the benefit of PRP treatment.