PRP is Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy which is an emerging technology and technique in sports medicine. This treatment uses the plasma from your blood that stimulates the skin cell regeneration in the area it’s applied. PRP is not just a treatment; it has many skin and hair care benefits.
PRP for hair restoration is a cosmetic treatment which uses the patient’s own platelet to treat hair loss. The plasma is extracted from the patient’s blood and contains platelets. PRP for hair restoration is also known as PRP therapy for hair loss and uses concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors to make the hair follicles active.
PRP therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which patient blood is drawn, processed and then injected into the scalp.
Who can do this PRP hair restoration?
Patients who are suitable for PRP are
- People who are looking for a non-surgical hair restoration procedure
- Men or women in good health with natural hair loss
- Patients in the early stages of thinning hair caused by genetic problems
Not good candidates for PRP hair restoration are
- Any patient with an unstable low blood pressure
- Patients who suffer from a blood infection
- Those who undergoing chemotherapy or other treatments
- Patients who are completely bald
PRP uses your own blood to plasma which the practitioner then injects into the desired areas, but not chemicals. This means it is the ideal procedure for anyone who worried about injecting a foreign substance into their body.
Avoid invasive treatments like facelifts with PRP which get you the results you want in a short session without having to worry about an intensive method.
Since PRP use your plasma, there is a very little risk of side effects because the material comes from the body that is the low-risk factor of the treatment as a whole.
PRP treatment process naturally helps your body to produce more collagen in the treated areas. This increased collagen can help restore volume to areas that appear sunken.
Recovery time is less
PRP treatment requires an only a short period of time to recover. You may experience some redness in your face but this will disappear and won’t hinder you from your daily life.
You can get PRP treatments to report having results that last for several years. The growth factors in the blood initiate repair and stimulate the natural growth of hair.
Risks of PRP hair restoration
- Pinpoint bleeding
Most doctors recommend 3 or 4 PRP treatments at 4 to 8 weeks. They say that patient can expect more shedding after the first few months and some hair growth after 4 or 5 months of treatment. The hair will become more dense and lengthier as the treatments continue.
Although PRP is still being studied and it is a popular procedure performed all around the World.