PRP Supported Hair Transplant

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment for hair loss is a three-stage medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed and injected into the scalp.

Some medical communities believe that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and protect it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach can be combined with other hair loss procedures or medications. PRP therapy is a very common practice used since the 1980s. It is also used for healing of injured tendons, problems such as ligaments and muscles.

How is PRP supported hair transplantation performed?

PRP treatment is a three-stage procedure. Most PRP therapies require three treatments at 4 to 6 weeks apart. Care treatments are performed every 4 – 6 months.

Step 1: Your blood – typically from your arm – is taken and placed in a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate liquids of different density).

Step 2: After approximately 10 minutes of centrifugation, your blood is divided into three layers: platelet-weak plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells

Step 3: Platelet-rich plasma is drawn into a syringe and then injected into areas that require hair growth.

Since PRP treatment involves injecting your own blood into your scalp, there is no risk of catching an infectious disease.

What are the important things to consider in PRP supported hair transplantation?

Be sure to inform your surgeon about all medications you take before the procedure, including supplements and medicinal plants such as blood thinner, smoking and alcohol use. There should be no medical background of acute or chronic infections, cancer, chronic liver disease, chronic skin disease, hemodynamic instability, hypofibrinogenemia, metabolic disorder, platelet dysfunction syndromes, systemic disorder, blood poisoning, low platelet count, thyroid disease.

How are the PRP assisted hair transplantation periods?

PRP treatment typically consists of care treatments every 4 – 6 months and three treatments over a period of 4 – 6 weeks.

Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a substance that is thought to promote healing when injected. Plasma is a component that contains specific “factors” or proteins that help your blood clot. It also contains proteins that promote cell growth.

The goal is to inject PRP into damaged tissues, encouraging your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Since tissue growth factors are more intense in prepared injection injections, researchers think that the body’s tissues can heal faster.