What is PRP treatment?
Platelet Rich Plasma-PRP treatment in hair transplantation is a method used in the treatment of hair loss in both men and women. The PRP method is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option that stimulates hair follicles in order to eliminate hair loss for patients with hair loss problems. The latest researches and the latest technologies are 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?
Doctors started using PRP therapy about ten years ago to speed up the healing process in damaged joints. During the treatment, a technician will take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma. Doctors then inject the plasma, which helps repair blood vessels, promotes cell growth and wound healing, and stimulates collagen production. Researchers began using PRP in dermatology after finding that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells help support hair growth by prolonging the growth phase of the hair cycle. Doctors inject PRP plasma into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. They usually administer the injections monthly for a period of three months, after that the injections are distributed the injections over three or four months for up to two years. The injection schedule will depend on your genetics, pattern and hair loss, age, and amount of hormones.
How is PRP treatment applied?
Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood that is mostly made up of water and protein. It allows red and white blood cells and platelets to move through your bloodstream. Platelets are a type of blood cell that enables blood coagulation. They also play a role in healing. To collect the 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 part of your body that was treated with PRP injections. After numbness, the doctor uses a needle to inject your plasma into the treated area of your body. PRP injections usually take about 30 minutes, but it depends on the area you target. After platelets enter the area being treated, they break down and release growth factors, compounds that help cells repair and regenerate. This is thought to trigger your body's healing process.
PRP treatment may need to be applied for at least 2-3 sessions. The interval between sessions is approximately 3 weeks. Repeating the PRP treatment once a year increases and maintains the effect of the treatment. In order for PRP-assisted hair transplantation to be highly effective and successful, you can increase the quality of blood by avoiding addictive habits such as smoking and alcohol.