PRP works to make existing hair thicker by strengthening the hair follicles. Derived from whole blood and centrifuged to remove red blood cells. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offers a concentration of platelet-rich plasma protein. Used to encourage a brisk healing response across several specialties, in particular plastic surgery, dentistry, orthopedics and dermatology, Platelet-rich plasma has a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood.
As a concentrated source of blood plasma and autologous conditioned plasma, PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints. Main indication in sports medicine and orthopedics are acute muscle strains, tendinopathy and muscle-fascial injuries and osteoarthritis. Dermatological uses for PRP include androgenic alopecia, wound healing, and skin rejuvenation. For preparation of PRP, various protocols are used, with an underlying principle of concentrating platelets to 3–5 times physiological levels. Finally, the Physician injects this concentration in the tissue where healing is desired.*
Used as a clinical tool for several types of medical treatments in humans, PRP has been thoroughly investigated and researched. Treatments include nerve injury, chronic tendinitis, osteoarthritis, cardiac muscle injury and androgenic alopecia (hair restoration).
Especially relevant, PRP hair restoration is suitable for both men and women. PRP Hair Restoration has proven to treat thinning hair becoming a state of the art, non-surgical, natural, alternative medical procedure.
PRP THERAPY PREPARATION
The procedure involves using the patient’s blood and centrifuging it so that the plasma platelets become concentrated. The plasma, rich in platelets and growth factors, is very useful for tissue regeneration and healing. Therefore, it is applied or injected to the scalp after performing a dermaroller treatment in the areas suffering from hair thinning.
The treatment promotes hair growth and strengthens hair follicles. Consequently, it is a safe procedure without any side-effects.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR PLATLET-RICH PLASMA PRP?
Though PRP may yield great results for people suffering from hair thinning, it’s not for everyone. People who have lost all of their hair cannot undergo this treatment, as it does not grow new hair. PRP works to make existing hair thicker by strengthening the hair follicles.
*Source: “PRP Therapy | Hair Loss Treatment”. OC Hair Restoration. Orange County, California.