You may have heard of PRP therapy being used to treat sport-related injuries or even as a cosmetic facial treatment – but what you might not know is that it is also an effective hair restoration solution.
The Basics of PRP
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Plasma is a component of the blood and is abundant in platelets. The platelets are tiny, disc-shaped cells which are involved in blood-clotting and carry proteins called growth factors, which are involved in cell growth and healing. In PRP therapy for hair loss, the natural regenerative powers of the growth-factors are harnessed to stimulate the hair follicles.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
To prepare the PRP solution, a small quantity of blood is extracted from the patient and placed in a centrifuge machine. A process of spinning separates the blood into its various components. The red blood cells fall to the base, the platelet rich plasma lay in the middle and the platelet poor plasma rises to the top. The PRP is then removed and final preparations made before the treatment begins. During the treatment, the PRP is injected into the scalp across the areas of hair loss and thinning. The process is generally described by patients as mildly uncomfortable rather than painful. Local anaesthetic creams can be used to numb the sensation of the injections.
Hair Restoration Results with PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy can provide great results for both men and women who are unhappy with their hair growth. PRP works best when used regularly so it is usually recommended that those starting the treatment have a session every three to four months. The results can include stimulation of inactive follicles into the growth-phase, improved overall hair quality and thickness. PRP Therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment for hair loss or alongside other hair restoration solutions to enhance the overall results.
PRP Therapy with Vinci Hair Clinic
If you are worried about hair loss and want to know more about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Vinci Hair Clinic can help. As global leaders in hair restoration, they are experts in innovative treatments such as PRP as well as better known solutions including hair transplants.