Platelet-rich plasma or (PRP) therapy for hair loss is a medical treatment in which your own blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. It is ideal for people with thinning or wispy hair and can be used by both men and women. Proven to show results in patients suffering from androgenic alopecia (hair loss on top of the head) as well as hair thinning due to lifestyle, hormones and other factors. Here is everything you need to know about Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy for hair loss.
PRP For Hair Loss: How It Works
One major benefit of PRP is that it uses your own blood. The patient’s blood contains several growth factors and cytokines which are pivotal in the modulation of tissue repair and regeneration.
The session starts by extracting blood from the patient’s head. You need about 5-8 ml of blood per session. The blood sample is then put in a centrifuge machine that is used to separate the different components of your blood.
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This platelet-rich plasma is injected into your hair follicles, especially on the areas you face hair thinning and hair loss. The PRP will increase the supply of blood and nutrients to the follicles, which will, in turn, stimulate the scalp and result in an increase in hair growth.
PRP For Hair Loss: Is There Any Pain?
Before the procedure, your scalp will need to be numbed, eliminating unwanted discomfort. There may be some swelling but that’s as much discomfort that is involved in the treatments.
PRP For Hair Loss: Results
The results from the treatment appear over the span of multiple months. A gradual process is better for hair regrowth because it gives you time to adjust to your new hair. It also provides natural-looking results instead of a dramatic change. Not just ideal for those of us who’re already there, PRP therapy can also rever hair thinning and hairfall.