Here’s What You Need to Know About PRP-(Platelet-Rich Plasma) Treatment for Hair Loss
Advantages of PRP Therapy against hair loss are:
What is PRP therapy?
Its Regenerative Medicine: Why There’s No Side Effects With It
Platelet Rich Plasma literally stimulates new cell growth in the patient’s body wherever it is injected. It helps the body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind.
PRP IS 100% SAFE
PRP Therapy uses platelets harvested from the patient’s own blood, thereby ensuring no risk of disease transmission or infection, allergic reaction or rejection. This means PRP Therapy can be performed on EVERYONE.
PRP IS VERY CONVENIENT
PRP Therapy does not involve complex surgical procedures. It’s easy and quick. PLUS the doctor can extract platelets, plasma and other needed cells to create a custom formula optimized for you.
PRP IS NATURAL
Patient’s body doesn’t feel any sense of violation by foreign bodies. By using their own harvested platelets, you are just enabling their body to heal itself naturally.
PRP IS COST EFFECTIVE
All the growth factors, proteins and cytokines are sourced naturally from patient. The procedure is office based; so, no hospital or administrative costs are incurred.
PRP therapy process
PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires six sitting of PRP treatments 4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge — a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities.
After centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
Risks of PRP for hair loss
Be sure to report all medications you are on before the procedure including supplements and herbs. When you go for your initial consultation, many providers will recommend against PRP for hair loss if you:
You might also be rejected for treatment if you have been diagnosed with: