PRP HAIR RESTORATION
What is PRP for hair treatment and restoration?
Platelet-rich plasma is a great way to restore hair. This is a very effective treatment that promotes hair growth in both men and women. This method has gained widespread acceptance and is used in dermatology to treat hair.
Platelet-rich plasma is a naturally occurring serum obtained directly from the patient's own blood cells to initiate regeneration. This is a concentrated autologous platelet preparation in a small volume of plasma, containing approximately 3-5 times more platelets and related growth factors than in normal blood.
Platelets are active components of the natural healing process. They release growth factors, and these molecules are responsible for activating and regulating the healing process in our body. Platelets release components such as vascular endothelial growth factor, platelet growth factor, transforming growth factor among other bioactive components.
Research confirms that platelet-rich plasma growth factors help stimulate hair follicle growth and promote hair regeneration. Plasma stimulates hair follicles, promotes stronger and healthier hair growth. This renewed growth can help fill in areas of thinning or hair loss. This procedure usually gives good results. The chances of the procedure not working are minimal at best. The treatment does not require daily or even weekly visits, so it is convenient for busy people. You only need 4-7 treatments and most patients will notice results after 2-4 treatments.
How is the PRP hair treatment and restoration procedure?
The PRP hair restoration procedure is quite simple and does not take much time. For this, the client's blood is taken and placed in a special centrifuge. Due to the rapid rotation, the blood is separated into three distinct parts: platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells. The PRP is what is required for the procedure and everything else is thrown away.
This process is used to create a substance that is significantly more concentrated in medicinal platelets and growth proteins than in normal blood. The substance is then injected into thinned or bald areas of the scalp. This leads to thickening of hair follicles and increased hair density.
Although there may be some slight pain or discomfort during the procedure, it is generally a very safe procedure with few side effects. After completing the procedure, you can return to your normal activities.
Hair loss reasons:
Hair loss (alopecia) has always been considered a male problem, however statistics show that women can also lose hair as they age. Most women who lose their hair notice it at 50, but it can happen at any age and depends on various reasons.
Women usually lose about 50-100 hairs each day. This old hair that has fallen out is usually replaced with new ones. If you notice that more hair is falling out on your comb and in the shower than before, you may need to find out what is causing your hair loss.
The causes of hair loss are different, here are some of them:
Physical or emotional stress
Lack of proper hair care
Benefits of the PRP procedure:
Does not cause allergic reactions.
The client's own blood is used, a small volume.
The procedure takes less than an hour.
Only a small volume of blood is required, making it more convenient for patients.
PRP treatments can promote the health of shrinking hair follicles, lead to a slowing down of hair loss. You can even have new hair growth after effective PRP treatment. Individuals who have undergone a hair transplant can use PRP to speed up the transplanted hair follicle's growth cycle.
Who is a good candidate for PRP hair loss treatment?
Ideal candidates for PRP for hair loss are those with fine or thinning hair, androgenetic alopecia (i.e. male pattern baldness in which hair falls out along the temples and bald at the top), and any women with male pattern alopecia ...
This procedure is suitable for both men and women. PRP treatments for hair loss are considered effective for people with living hair follicles. Blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors that can promote hair growth. But if your hair follicles are damaged or lost, this PRP hair restoration procedure is not for you. It is important to note that any patients who have completely lost hair follicles will not be able to get the help they need with their hair loss treatment.
Who is the PRP procedure contraindicated for?
This therapy is also contraindicated:
people with diabetes,
blood clotting disorder,
active scalp infection
history of herpes zoster
those taking immunosuppressants
who are taking blood-thinning drugs.
Does PRP stop hair loss?
While we have seen that PRP helps to regrow new hair, it is very important to understand why you have baldness at all. By identifying whether hair loss is genetic, hormonal, or even stress / environmental, we can understand how to stop further hair loss and stimulate new growth.
The average adult loses about 100 hairs per day. This is a natural, normal process. The number of hairs does not decrease, because the same number of new ones grows. There is often a disruption in the hair growth cycle, which we call baldness.
Various conditions can damage the follicles, causing hair to grow more slowly, fall out faster, or lose activity completely. Hair growing from damaged follicles may be smaller in diameter. As the follicles become less active, we begin to notice their thinning, because the hair becomes smaller. If all the follicles in an area are inactive, we see bald patches or receding patches because the hair is not growing.
Will PRP Help Grow Hair?
Depending on the cause of hair loss, lack of hair or regrowth, PRP is very successful in restoring the density of scalp hair.
The PRP procedure helps to create new blood vessels in the scalp and stimulate hair growth, and in some cases leads to complete hair restoration.
How many PRP treatments are needed for hair loss?
On average, after 3-4 PRP treatments, the first results are visible. It is desirable to receive 4-6 procedures. Combining PRP with healthy lifestyle choices and healthy foods can help improve results.
Risks of the PRP procedure:
There is no risk of an allergic reaction with PRP therapy, as the enriched plasma is produced from the patient's own blood. The concentrated white blood cell count is part of the PRP, which are the body's natural defenders against infections. Therefore, infections are extremely rare.