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Oct 31, 2020 BlueMagic Group

PRP Treatment for Hair Loss – All You Need To Know

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP), also known as autologous conditioned plasma, is a concentrated platelet-rich plasma protein. It is derived from blood, centrifuged, and separated from blood components of red blood cells, white blood cells & plasma. This centrifuge is prolific with growth factors and cytokines that stimulate healing and growth. Hence, PRP proves to be effective as a non-surgical means of hair loss treatment.

What is PRP Treatment for Hair Loss?

PRP hair loss treatment a three-step medical procedure where in the subject’s blood is drawn, centrifuged, and injected into the scalp.

The three-step medical procedure 

  • Step 1: 10 to 20ml of blood, usually from the arm is drawn. 
  • Step 2: Blood is centrifuged to separate the platelets from the blood components.
  • Step 3: After the application of local anesthesia, the platelets are carefully injected into the innermost layer of the scalp area that needs increased hair growth.

Advantages of PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

PRP with its pro-active components essential for hair growth- Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), Epidermal growth factor (EGF), Insulin-like growth factor (IGF), and Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) shows extensive advantages mentioned below;

ADVANTAGES COMPONENTS
Strengthening the hair VEGF, EGF
Increasing diameter of the hair PDGF, VEGF
Less fat dandruff on the scalp PDGF, VEGF
Darkening of the hair EGF
Promote cell proliferation IGF, PDGF

More or less, all the components promote overall health of hair.

Advantages of PRP treatment in Hair Transplant

  1. It gradually reduces the sensitivity in the surgical procedure 
  2. Avoids postoperative complications
  3. Promotes adhesion of transplanted grafts
  4. Promotes healing of surgical wounds
  5. Accelerates regeneration of tissues
  6. Reduces hair loss
  7. Boosts regeneration of transplanted hair follicles

Who can Benefit from PRP Hair Loss Treatment?

  1. PRP clinical studies have yielded positive results in people aged between 18 to 72 years.
  2. It is effective for both- male blading and women’s hair thickening.
  3. Men & women suffering from androgenic alopecia or other forms of alopecia which is a hereditary condition of baldness; can also benefit from PRP treatment. 
  4. Individuals having excessive hair loss and not complete baldness, can undergo PRP therapy to thicken, strengthen and grow hairs from follicles.

How Many Sessions Are Required for Hair Loss?

There may be 1 to 8 sessions of PRP treatment depending on the individual’s hair health and area of hair loss. This may range over 10 to 12 months.

What is the Cost of PRP Treatment for Hair Loss?

Every session of PRP hair loss treatment may cost between 100 to 250 dollars. To get optimal results, on average an individual may have to undergo 3 to 4 sessions per year.

Is PRP Treatment for Hair Regrowth Permanent?

Unlike a hair transplant procedure, the results of PRP treatment for hair loss last for one year. The individual may have to undergo multiple sessions initially to get desired results. One important point to note here is that PRP temporarily restores hair follicles and their ability to regrow. Thus, it cannot be considered a permanent solution, but an effective non-surgical solution for hair loss. You can look for a guide on hair transplant and decide to go for a more permanent solution.

Dos and Don’ts 

To get optimal results and minimize side effects, it’s important to note pre- & post-procedure do’s and don’ts.

  1. Pre-procedural
  • Do’s
  1. Wash and condition your hair before treatment to eliminate dirt & create a sterile environment for the procedure.
  2. have a healthy breakfast and keep consuming water. This will keep you in good shape during the blood withdrawal.
  • Don’ts
  1. Avoid application of hair products three days prior to the treatment
  2. Avoid smoking as it significantly lowers the platelet count.
  3. Post-procedural
  • Do’s    
  1. Wash your hair on a normal schedule to maintain hair health
  • Don’ts
  1. Avoid application of ice or heat an initial 72 hours after the procedure
  2. Avoid hot showers within 72 hours after the procedure

III. Avoid consumption of unhealthy food and beverages

  1. Avoid smoking until a complete recovery of injected area

How Effective Is PRP Treatment for Hair Loss?

A very straight answer to this is that PRP hair loss treatment is an effective non-surgical treatment to decrease hair loss and promote hair growth. It has shown satisfactory results as compared to other hair loss treatments like Rogaine and Propecia. 

Conclusion

PRP Treatment for hair loss works wonders even in conditions like alopecia. It has proven to yield positive results with minimal side effects. Since it uses an individual’s own plasma to trigger hair growth, there are no absolute reactions that may affect health.

BlueMagic Group is a hair transplant clinic in Turkey that gives complimentary PRP treatment with hair transplant treatment. Take a step towards your hair health and we will be pleased to address your concerns. 

 

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