PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Treatment
Hair loss affects millions of men and women around the world. Although it is often hereditary, it can also be caused by hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications.
No matter the cause, hair loss tends to negatively impact a person’s self-esteem. It can be frustrating and even scary. The good news is there are numerous treatments that can help. Of these treatments, PRP (Platelet-rich plasma treatment) has proven to be one of the most successful. It can improve the growth phase of hair, reverse hair thinning, and reduce hair fall.
Preparation & Treatment
PRP is prepared by drawing the patient’s own blood. That blood is then spun in a centrifuge to be separated into its various components – platelet poor plasma, platelets and red blood cells. The blood continues to be treated in the centrifuge until only the enriched cells (platelets) remain. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected, which is known to heal the skin and encourage the growth of cells.
First, a numbing cream (or, in some cases, a local anesthetic) is applied to the scalp to reduce or prevent any pain or discomfort. The PRP, which includes essential growth proteins, is injected deep into the skin on the scalp at the roots of the hair. The treatment should be completed monthly and typically takes around 60-90 minutes. For desired results, the treatment should be administered for approximately 6 months.
Advantages of PRP Therapy
All successful hair treatments help to improve an individual’s self image, but PRP Therapy offers many advantages over other hair treatments: