Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a new advanced hair treatment procedure for hair thinning and hair loss. This method takes advantage of boosting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Since its inception, PRP therapy hair treatment has led to consistent positive results as it promotes hair regrowth and enhances its thickness& density.
How PRP Works?
To properly understand the working principle of PRP therapy, let’s take a step back and look at the critical role that platelets play in expediting the healing process. Platelets are a blood component that works together with white and red blood cells.
White blood cells are responsible for strengthening the immune system and red blood cells carry oxygen. Platelets on the other hand act as ‘first responders’ in our body to stop bleeding in case of injury and promote healing.
PRP therapy takes advantage of the healing properties of platelets in order to accelerate the healing process. An ample amount of PRPcontainsa concentrates on growth factors and proteins such as cytokines, which are responsible for the natural healing and rebuilding of the body’s tissue.
At Fortes Clinic our doctors will use the platelets rich plasma component to regenerate and trigger hair cell repair. The aim of PRP therapy is the reversal of the hair thinning and shedding while simultaneously stimulating rapid growth in hair follicles. This process will enhance natural, healthy-looking hair.
The PRP Treatment Procedure
PRP therapy is an ideal hair loss treatment method for patients with mild hair loss conditions and hair thinning. This hair treatment usually takes up to an hour to administer.
Here are the steps we follow in administering PRP;
For the first step, blood is drawn from the patient’s arm. The withdrawn blood is then transferred into special PRP tubes that are then placed in a centrifuge(a machine that spins rapidly to separates fluids into components with different densities).
After roughly 10 minutes in the centrifuge, the blood sample will be separated into three layers;
- Red blood cells
- Platelet poor plasma
- Platelet-rich plasma
The layer containing the plasma rich in platelets is then drawn into a syringe. The platelet-rich plasma will then be injected into the recipient region which is affected by hair loss.
To enhance results of PRPwe occasionally combine the Derma roller treatment alongside the injection of platelets into the scalp. Micro punctures are made on the scalp using a derma roller and then the remaining PRP is applied onto the scalp. This process ensures that the platelets rich plasma is absorbed deep into hair cell roots and stimulates growth at the hair follicles, in turn, treating hair loss within the scalp.
The injection should be administered once a month at a minimum of three sessions. Each session lasts about one hour. This treatment effectively leads to a significant reduction in hair loss and hair thinning. It will also stimulate the optimal growth rate of your hair for a thicker and healthier look.
Are There Any Side-Effects of PRP?
PRP therapy is a non-surgical process.Some of the side effects that you are likely to experience from the PRP treatment include:
- Slight pain during the injecting of PRP into the scalp
- The tightness of the scalp as well as minor headaches after the PRP injection
- Swellings around the forehead and the eye which subside after 24 hours of the PRP therapy
- Slight Temporary bleeding at the injection site
These side effects are short lasting and a direct result of administering the treatment.
PRP is one of the most effective hair treatment methods available for patients that prefer non-surgical solutions for hair restoration. Our medical team will ensure that you receive the best medical care during your PRP hair treatment process. Feel free to contact us and book your appointment now!