Is it An Essential Role in Hair Transplant Surgery?
Platelet Rich Plasma or “PRP” is an injectable solution used for the treatment of joint injury and delayed wound healing. However recently hair restoration physicians have discovered its beneficial role in acquiring better hair transplant results.
PRP is created by removing a small amount of blood from a patient, separating the blood into the cellular and fluid-like plasma components, removing a portion of the plasma enriched with platelets, and injecting the sample back into the patient. The blood is separated into its cellular and plasma components via rapid spinning During the centrifugation process, the platelet enriched plasma becomes naturally enhanced with growth factors and anti-inflammatory elements, ; these components consequently contributes in the healing process and growth properties seen in PRP therapy.
Because the therapy promotes cellular growth and healing, numerous hair transplant surgeons and researchers have investigated PRP as an injectable hair loss solution.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
PRP therapy is the injection of platelet rich plasma solution into the area targeted . The PRP solution is obtained by taking a blood sample from the patient. The blood is placed in a centrifuge, which spins to separate the platelet rich plasma from the other factors in the blood. The resulting PRP solution is concentrated blood plasma that contains approximately three times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood in the body.
PRP Therapy For Hair Restoration
PRP offers a natural approach to treating male and female hair loss conditions, using the healing power of your own body. The high level of concentration of growth factors in the PRP solution stimulates dormant and inactive hair follicles into the growth phase and promotes improved blood flow to the area treated. The results can include restored hair growth, with improved quality and thickness in thinning and miniaturized hairs. We recommend that clients should conduct a PRP therapy sessions every 3 – 4 months,
More PRP Treatment
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is the platelet rich plasma part of our own blood. The main task of platelets is to provide blood clotting and play a role in stopping bleeding. It releases many growth factors into the environment of injury in order to ensure blood clotting. PRP secretes growth hormones and some chemicals to activate the stem cells in the region. When applied subcutaneously, fibroblasts are activated to increase the production of substances called collagen and elastin. These substances make the skin look brighter and more vivid. After the hair transplantation, PRP stimulates the hair follicles and provides more intensive hair follicles to be healthy.
PRP application should be done only by a specialist. Blood is collected and centrifuged into specially prepared tubes to obtain PRP. After centrifugation, the other cells in the blood are separated and platelet-containing serum is obtained. It takes about 15-20 minutes to obtain PRP ready for injection from this stage ie blood collection. PRP drawn into the injector is spread to the area to be applied with small amounts of injections.
Collagen production increases after PRP injection. With new collagen production, the skin looks brighter and more vibrant. Provides a younger appearance by reducing streaks and smudges. PRP is obtained from our own body is not added to an external substance or a drug. Therefore, we can easily say that there are no side effects. To maximize the benefits of PRP, it is recommended that 3-4 applications be performed at intervals of 15 days.