PRP Treatment for Hair Loss
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) works by drawing the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red and white cells. After adding nutrients like protein, the platelets and growth factors are collected from the sample and injected into the scalp where the hair is thinning.
PRP contains growth factors which stimulate existing hair follicles and increase blood flow to the treated areas.. This in turn increase hair growth. Its effect is long lasting probably six months to three years duration. To maintain results, two to three sessions per year are necessary to maintain the desired outcome.
Male or female pattern baldness or hair loss is a common complaint. It is a genetic trait and PRP role in altering such a condition will be temporary. After some months when PRP therapy effects diminish, andro-genetic hair loss reverts back to the original condition. Therefore, plan to discuss maintenance sessions with your provider. PRP treatment is also used in Alopecia Areata and results with generally good results.
The major role of PRP treatment is strengthening existing hair and slowing the progression of hair loss. It will always need a series of treatment every three to four months to maintain results in the long term. PRP treatment also increases hair diameter and thus volume, which improves the feeling of density on the head. This treatment can be performed alone or this may be combined with Finestride, Minoxidil, low level laser therapy or other treatment options.
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