A natural hair growth treatment. Using your own healing blood cells. In a concentrated form to help heal damaged tissue and cells.
PRP can be used as a stand-alone treatment or can be combined with alternative treatments. Such as minoxidil and DHT inhibitors. Also in conjunction with a surgical procedure. Such as FUT or FUE hair transplant techniques. It can be employed preoperatively or post-operative.
A blood sample is taken and placed in a centrifuge. This spins the blood at speed to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other factors in the blood. Human blood contains stem cells that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP is a concentrated blood plasma. That contains approximately three times the number of platelets found in normal blood circulating in our body. These platelets promote healing. As well as accelerate the rate and degree of tissue regeneration. Also the formation of new cell growth.
Once the platelets have been separated from the blood, the concentration of platelets is injected into the area to be treated. The injections generally occur in multiple sites. This high concentration of growth factors in a relatively small area also stimulates blood flow.
PRP can stimulate inactive or dormant hair follicles. Benefit numerous hair loss conditions, from male pattern baldness to traction alopecia. Even help to heal after a hair transplant procedure.
Platelets are made up of intracellular structures such as glycogen. Lysosomes, and alpha granules. These particles within PRP contain clotting and growth factors. They are released during the healing and repair process for injuries such as a cut. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy.
PRP therapy is not suitable for everyone. Caution should be taken, particularly with patients who have a history of heavy smoking. As well as drug and alcohol use. In addition, patients with medical diagnoses such as platelet dysfunction syndromes. Anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases, and cancer. As well as metabolic and systemic disorders may not be suitable for PRP therapy.
If considering PRP therapy, always fully disclose your medical history to your doctor. For those suitable for PRP, results will vary from person to person and, as with any medical treatment, no specific result can be promised.