Have you heard about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? A relatively recent development in the hair restoration field, it offers a natural and innovative solution to hair loss. In this blog, we explore the treatment and explain how it works.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP Therapy is a non-surgical, medical treatment in which the patient is injected with a solution which is made from their own blood. To prepare the solution, a small amount of blood is extracted from the patient’s arm and placed into a centrifuge machine. This spins the blood at a high speed, causing it to separate into its different components: red blood cells and plasma. The concentrated plasma is extracted and used to treat the patient. This type of therapy is commonly used to accelerate healing after sports injuries or surgeries, and can also be used to stimulate healthy hair growth.
How Does PRP Therapy for Hair Loss Work?
The idea behind PRP Therapy for hair loss is using the natural healing power of plasma to stimulate the hair follicles and improve circulation in the area treated. Blood plasma contains high levels of platelets, structures which carry the growth and clotting factors which are used by the body during processes of healing and repair. When injected into areas of hair loss, the platelet-rich plasma solution can help to restore the hair quality and thickness. In general, it is recommended to have a session every three months, increasing the time between treatments as the results develop and hair quality improves.
More Key Information About PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
A number of studies have found PRP to be an effective solution for men and women who are experiencing mild to moderate hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness). It may also be helpful for people experiencing traction alopecia or telogen effluvium. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment for these conditions, or alongside other hair restoration solutions. Vinci Hair Clinic, international hair loss experts, often recommend that patients combine PRP Therapy with the hair growth medicines minoxidil and finasteride, or to enhance the effects of hair transplants.