PRP Hair Loss Treatment – Procedure
A small amount of blood is centrifuged in order to obtain the plasma, which is rich in platelets (platelet rich plasma, PRP). Afterwards, the plasma is activated with calcium ions. The activated platelets are now capable of producing growth factors and triggering the pluripotent progenitor stem cells in the region of the scalp where the plasma is introduced. They have the ability to repair damages in the tissues into which they are introduced, to stimulate hair follicles that are in the course of degeneration, and to reduce hair loss. Hair is observed to grow back and further hair loss is prevented, while the hair strands become stronger and healthier.
With PRP hair loss treatment, growth factors are multiplied, activating more stem cells. It restores the function of hair follicles in the area where the injection is done, resulting in the growth of new hair from re-stimulated, formerly inactive follicles. PRP hair loss treatment enhances the development of hair follicles and thus leads to hair growth. Moreover, it prevents hair loss and strengthens the existing hair. After hair transplantation, PRP hair loss treatment can be applied to both the receptor and the donor site, enhancing the healing process and maximising the results.
PRP Hair Loss treatment – Application
A new innovative and totally safe treatment offers a solution to the problem of hair loss: hair loss treatment with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). This method uses the patient’s own blood plasma, which is rich in platelets and growth factors. During the treatment, the plasma is injected at the spots where thinning occurs, causing a reactivation of the stem cells. Growth factors are proteins that exist in our bodies and have the ability to stimulate the production of various types of cells involved in healing processes. They can enhance the repair of damaged tissues by reactivating primitive pluripotent stem cells.
The treatment is performed under local anaesthesia. It is repeated every 4-6 weeks during the first year and subsequently once a year for maintenance of the result. Hair loss treatment with PRP can be applied to both men and women. Apart from androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss), PRP hair loss treatment can also be applied with very good results in alopecia areata (spot baldness) and all types of diffuse alopecia, while it is also ideal for preventing hair loss, if applied before hair thinning becomes apparent.
Hair loss treatment with PRP should be repeated every 4-6 weeks for the first six months (4-6 sessions), and subsequently once every six months in order to maintain the result. PRP hair loss treatment is used for both men and women with androgenetic alopecia, diffuse alopecia and alopecia areata (spot baldness) with very encouraging results. At Advanced Hair Clinics, PRP hair loss treatment is a standard ingredient of the protocol that is applied before and after hair transplantation with FUE method. The results are entirely natural and there are no side effects, since the patient’s own blood is used. The results of the treatment are entirely natural and there are no side effects, provided that it is performed by a specialist doctor, as the ones at Advanced Hair Clinics.