Thrombocytes in the patient's own plasma enrich hair during Platelet-Rich Plasma /PRP treatment. After a blood sample has been taken, a centrifugation process separates the plasma from the blood.
Injecting plasma back into the same person's scalp boosts hair follicle growth and strength since it contains growth factors from the patient's own body. PRP is a well-known treatment for wound and soft tissue repair used worldwide all for many years.
PRP is a hair loss treatment, used to treat androgenetic alopecia, known as male pattern hair loss.
PRP is used to improve hair transplantation outcomes, prevent hair loss and strengthen poor hair. This treatment is popular among patients since it helps with post-operative recovery, improves hair growth and thickness after hair transplantation surgery.
What is the procedure for PRP treatment? The PRP procedure begins with a blood draw from the patient. By spinning the sample in a centrifuge, the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the other components of whole blood. Concentrated plasma contains platelets, leukocytes, growth factors, and cytokines, all of which enrich and promote hair growth. The plasma is injected into the patient’s scalp. From blood sample to injection, the complete operation takes roughly 45 minutes. The majority of this time is spent in the centrifuge waiting for the plasma to separate from the blood.
Who can benefit from PRP therapy? PRP hair therapy is suitable for both men and women who suffer from hair loss or have thin hair. The treatment is done in a series of sessions. Depending on the patients' preferences and needs, it can be done every 2-3 months for one year. It's sometimes done in three or four sessions separated by one month. In the case of international hair transplantation recipients, it can also be administered once to stimulate growth in newly transplanted follicles. PRP treatment can be done in people's home countries.
PRP can be used in conjunction with hair mesotherapy for a more effective treatment. This is a similar procedure in which prescription drugs are injected into the scalp to help the recipient area directly. When these two therapies are combined, there should be a 15-day gap between them.
Role of PRP in hair transplantation The day after a hair transplant, Dr. Aleksey Nesterenko may use PRP hair treatment in addition to low-level laser therapy. (Alternatively, PRP can be employed instead of laser treatment.) These treatments are carried out regardless of the decision once the donor area's medical dressing has been removed.
PRP-assisted hair transplants have a faster tissue recovery time. They help transplanted grafts swiftly adapt to their new surroundings by allowing hair follicles to continue in the active development phase for extended periods of time.
PRP treatment hastens the post-surgery recovery process by forming new micro capillaries in the transplanted area, leading hair follicles to receive more oxygen and nutrients supply necessary for their growth.
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