Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors.” Growth factors, in a sense, play the role of messengers, signalling skin cells to function. In fact, they’ve been used in medicine to treat a range of health issues, including arthritis, signs of aging, etc. The good news for anyone with thinning hair, is that growth factors can “help stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.” The use of PRP is “a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.
As with most procedures, there is a careful process involved in using PRP for hair regrowth, beginning with a standard blood draw from the patient’s arm.the tube of blood is put into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins the blood tube to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles.”
The process is meticulous — with injections beginning across the scalp, approximately at every half inch over the area of thinning hair — but typically, the entire procedure takes less than a half hour.
We combine PRP with microneedling and low level laser therapy sessions to boost additional growth and hair thickness. This combination helps better penetration of PRP and adequate increase in blood vessel dilatation to give the best results
It might sound scary (blood draws and needles?!), but for the most part, there’s no real risk associated with PRP. Most patients get injections without any numbing, as there is minimal discomfort, “However, cool air or ice packs may be used to minimize pain.” In the event there is any discomfort, Medicine after the procedure is also recommended. Bruising can occur but usually resolves within a week or two.
Minimal downtime, if any, is needed, “I personally recommend a warm shower, as the hot temperature will enhance blood flow and circulation throughout the scalp,” he says. This means going a day (or two) without your typical hair maintenance (coloring, processing, blow-drying, etc.).
Anyone experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. “PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that typically occurs along the top of the head.” In women, this might look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head.
For best results, consistency is key. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s response and results. Following this protocol, anticipated results can first be seen within two to three months.
“The first result that patients usually note is decreased hair shedding, followed by early re growth and increased length of hair. The general consensus is that receiving treatments every three to six months on a long-term basis are optimal for continuing to stimulate the growth factors and stem cells that are associated with re growth and stopping hair fallout.”
It’s important to keep in mind that PRP can, and should, be a part of a multifaceted program to treat hair thinning and loss. Your dermatologist may prescribe you drugs to help promote hair regrowth as well if you are post-menopausal, Topical treatments, can also be used along with it.
FUE surgery stimulated PRP is a combination of the time when PRP is done in combination with FUE surgery after graft implantation. To speed up healing process and increase the yield of transplanted hair, this process intensifies the outcome that you get.
The cells which are regenerative are infused into the FUE Donor from your blood for a faster healing and for promoting the proper growth of transplanted hair.
Then all the follicular units are bathed in your growth factor or you can say protein rich culture medium so as to minimise cell death and for increase the yield of follicular units which are transplanted.
Finally the enriched cells of yours are injected into the area which is transplanted for promotingrapid healing and faster hair growth of the transplanted hair and also for the betterment of the quality and aesthetic density of your prevailing non-transplanted hair.