PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

en 2020-03-30 20:32:00 2020-09-04 08:31:12 PRP Hair Treatment
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PRP Hair Treatment

 

Through Platelet-Rich Plasma / PRP treatment, hair is enriched by thrombocytes in the patient’s own plasma. After a sample of blood has been drawn, the plasma is separated from the blood using a centrifugation process. 

The plasma is rich with growth factors from the patient’s own body, so by injecting it back into the same person’s scalp, it boosts the growth and strength of hair follicles in the area. PRP is a treatment that has been long utilized across the world, and is also a common treatment for wound and soft tissue healing.

What Is PRP Hair Treatment Used For?

PRP is a treatment that is applied for thinning hair, especially as a result of androgenetic alopecia, mostly known as male pattern hair loss. PRP helps to prevent hair loss and to strengthen weak hair. PRP may also be applied after hair transplantation performed at Dr.Serkan Aygın Clinic to enhance the hair transplantation results.

PRP treatment is preferred by many patients as it helps the post-operative healing process as well as positively affects hair growth and hair thickness after hair transplant operations.

How Is PRP Application Performed?

The PRP process begins by collecting blood from the patient. This sample is then spun in a centrifuge, in order to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of whole blood. The concentrated plasma of blood includes platelets, leukocytes, growth factors, and cytokines, all of which enrich and promote hair growth. The plasma is injected into the scalp of the patient. The whole process, from blood sample to injection, takes around 45 minutes. (Most of which is spent waiting for the centrifuge to separate the plasma from the blood.)

The application of PRP treatment

 

Who can receive PRP treatment?

Men and women who are experiencing hair loss or have thinned hair are good candidates for PRP hair therapy. The treatment is applied in various sessions. It can be applied every 2-3 months for one year, depending on the preference and needs of the patients. Sometimes, it is done in shorter intervals (one month apart) for 3-4 sessions. Or, in the case of international hair transplant recipients, it can be used a single time to stimulate growth in the newly transplanted follicles. These patients are encouraged to continue PRP treatment in their home countries.

If a more concentrated treatment is required, then PRP can be applied together with hair Mesotherapy. This is a similar method, wherein prescriptive medicines are injected into the scalp, so as to directly benefit the recipient area. When these two treatments are combined with each other, then there should be an interval of 15 days between them.

How is PRP used in hair transplantation?

On the day following a hair transplant operation, Dr. Serkan Aygin may apply PRP hair treatment in addition to low-level laser therapy. (Or just PRP instead of laser treatment.) Regardless of the decision, these are performed after the medical dressing is removed from the donor area. 

Hair transplant operations supported with PRP deliver faster tissue recovery. They enable hair follicles to remain in the active growth phase much longer, and also help the transplanted grafts to quickly adapt within the transplanted area.

With its growth factors, PRP treatment increases the speed of growth after the operation, since it generates new micro vessels in the transplanted area, as well as induces hair follicles to receive a better supply of oxygen and nutrients.

What is PRP treatment good for? What is PRP treatment good for?

Hair Treatments

Hair transplantation supported with PRP enables tissues to heal faster, makes hair follicles remain in the active growth phase for a longer time and helps their adaptation to the transplanted area after the operation.
Platelets are the source of growth factors that has the power to promote hair growth and also thicken your existing hair. Growth factor generates new formation of blood vessels in the transplant area, which in turn,increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are delivered to the newly transplanted hair follicles with subcutaneous blood flow.
For this reason, after hair transplantation PRP will be effective in promoting faster hair growth in transplanted follicles.

What is the difference between PRP and Low-Level Laser Therapy? What is the difference between PRP and Low-Level Laser Therapy?

Hair Treatments

PRP and Low-Level Laser Therapy are 2 different methods used for the treatment of hair loss. Both methods address hair loss by promoting hair preservation and regrowth. Laser can be applied alone or combined with PRP.
PRP involves taking a small sample of blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate and separate the platelets and plasma from the other components of your blood, which is then injected back into the body at the injury site.
The role of PRP is to strengthen the hair and prevent hair loss. PRP supported hair transplantation aims to promote and enhance tissue repair as well as stimulate new hair growth after the procedure.
LLLT also known as “cold laser” therapy,involves exposing cells or tissue to low levels of red and near infrared(NIR) light at a wavelength of 670 nanometers.
The main objective of applying low level laser therapy after hair transplantation is to speed up thealing time,to help reduce side effects such as redness,swelling as well as pain within the operated area and to promote the fastest hair growth possible.

What is the difference between PRP and Mesotherapy? What is the difference between PRP and Mesotherapy?

Hair Treatments

PRP and Hair Mesotherapy are 2 different methods used for the treatment of hair loss. Both methods address hair loss by promoting hair preservation and regrowth. Mesotherapy is a treatment method which is based on injection of a special combination of specific chemicals, amino acids, vitamins, nucleic acids and coenzymes into the patient's scalp. PRP treatment involves taking a sample of the patient's blood, spinning the sample in a centrifuge and then injecting the concentrated platelet-rich plasma back into the affected site.
In PRP, the concentrated plasma of blood including platelets, growth factors, leukocytes, and cytokine is injected back into the body at the injury site.

Is PRP the best hair loss treatment? Is PRP the best hair loss treatment?

Hair Treatments

The first step to treating hair loss is to visit a doctor so as to diagnose the cause of your condition and then develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Hair transplant operations supported with PRP enables tissue to heal fast, makes hair follicles remain active growth phase for a long time and helps their adaptation to the transplanted area after the operation.
Platelets, which are the source of growth factors, generates new formation of blood vessels in the transplant area, which in turn, increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are delivered to the newly transplanted hair follicles with subcutaneous blood flow.
For this reason, PRP will be effective in promoting faster hair growth in transplanted follicles after the procedure.

Is Mesotherapy the best hair-loss treatment? Is Mesotherapy the best hair-loss treatment?

Hair Treatments

The first step to treating hair loss is to visit a doctor so as to diagnose the cause of your condition and then develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Mesotherapy is a treatment method that involves injecting a special combination of specific chemicals, amino acids, vitamins, nucleic acids and coenzymes into the patient's scalp. Mesotherapy can be applied to the scalp at certain periods to prevent hair loss, improve the quality of existing hair, and activate new hair growth.
Patients generally achieve positive results.

Is Low-Level Laser Therapy the best hair-loss treatment? Is Low-Level Laser Therapy the best hair-loss treatment?

Hair Treatments

The first step to treating hair loss is to visit a doctor so as to diagnose the cause of your condition and then develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Hair transplant operations supported with PRP enables tissue to heal fast, makes hair follicles remain active growth phase for a long time and helps their adaptation to the transplanted area after the operation.
Platelets, which are the source of growth factors, generates new formation of blood vessels in the transplant area, which in turn, increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are delivered to the newly transplanted hair follicles with subcutaneous blood flow.
For this reason, PRP will be effective in promoting faster hair growth in transplanted follicles after the procedure.

How much blood is drawn for a PRP injection? How much blood is drawn for a PRP injection?

Hair Treatments

For PRP treatment 5 to10 cc's of blood are drawn from the patient.

What are the "active ingredients" in PRP? What are the "active ingredients" in PRP?

Hair Treatments

Platelet aggregation in PRP treatment is 2 to 4 times higher compared to the platelets in the bloodstream.
Platelets help your body form clots to stop bleeding and recover from injuries.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a source of growth factors that promote wound healing. These growth factors are very important in the repair and regeneration of damaged tissue. PRP contains a concentration of platelets that is significantly greater than that in baseline or peripheral blood. The regenerative properties of the platelets are targeted towards the injury site, which in turn helps to speed up the recovery process.
PRP contains high concentrations of platelets and works by accelerating the body’s own healing process as it addresses the injury site by encouraging the growth of new, healthy cells.

How many PRP sessions are needed for hair growth? How many PRP sessions are needed for hair growth?

Hair Treatments

After hair transplantation, PRP treatment is usually received in 3 sessions with 2 to 3 week intervals between each session, with the aim to achieve better results.
The results of PRP treatment are most noticeable after the 2’nd session.
The results of PRP treatment are not permanent; patients may require touch-up injections at least once a year.
The average hereditary hair loss patient can expect to need a PRP treatment once every 6 months to maintain results.
The beneficial effects of PRP multiply when performed on a regular basis.

Can PRP be combined with Mesotherapy? Can PRP be combined with Mesotherapy?

Hair Treatments

Combining Mesotherapy with PRP treatment, proves to be more effective in reducing hair loss and stimulating regrowth.
Applying Mesotherapy and PRP before and after the procedure will increase the success rates of hair transplantation.

Can PRP be combined with Low-Laser Therapy? Can PRP be combined with Low-Laser Therapy?

Hair Treatments

Low-level Laser Therapy can be used alone or combined with PRP.

Are there other fields of medicine that also use platelet-rich plasma? Are there other fields of medicine that also use platelet-rich plasma?

Hair Treatments

In addition to hair loss, PRP can also be used to faciliate skin rejuvenation in the neck, face, décolleté area, upper part of the hands and arms.
Common injuries that benefit from PRP therapy are; Shoulder pain - Anterior cruciate ligament injuries; knees, shoulders - Arthroliths in the hip joint - Ankle sprains - Muscle cramps and Tension


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