PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
Recent years have brought forth a range of new treatments and therapies for people who are having hair trouble. While a hair transplant is a good choice for people who have large bald spots, there are those who are not ready for such an invasive procedure and wish to look at other avenues first. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is one such method that is fast gaining a lot of popularity with people with hair loss.
What is PRP ?
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatment could soon emerge as the best hair loss treatment for people who are having trouble maintaining the hair on their heads. While it has shown promising results with people who have only started losing hair or whose hair loss is yet to stabilise, the best results have been seen in people who have already undergone a hair transplant.
Once the extremely fragile grafts have been implanted into place, they need all the help they can get to take hold and allow for the growth of new hair. This is where PRP for hair loss comes into action, because the growth factors in the platelet rich plasma can help the grafts flourish. Platelets have several intracellular structures, some of which include glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. Each of these is responsible for the healing of the body as well as assists general growth. This is one of the reasons why PRP works really well after a hair transplant. Consider also that for your hair transplant PRP is used as well in a moist container for keeping your follicle units in health during the transfer phase.
PRP Procedure & Cost
When you are looking for an effective method for hair gain , a transplant might be your best bet, but PRP therapy can certainly be helpful in the long run. The injections can support hair growth and ensure that there is proper production of collagen as well.
The procedure is fairly simple – blood is drawn from your body and placed in a centrifuge, wherein the platelet rich plasma is separated. This plasma is then treated with growth factors and ready to be injected. You will be given a dose of local anaesthesia and then the serum will be injected into your scalp. Once the anaesthesia wears off, you will be able to leave and return to your normal routine in a day’s time.
PRP hair treatment at Dr. Özlem Biçer Clinic is free of charge for your FUE or FUT operation.
Benefits of PRP Hair Therapy
There are actually innumerable reasons why a growing number of people are opting for PRP therapy and why even doctors are suggesting the same. The major ones include:
- The serum that is injected into your scalp is made using your own blood, which is why you have nothing to fear. Because your own blood is being used, the chances of the body rejecting the same are minimal and this is also why the chances of success are also greater.
- Given that your blood will be used, there are no chances of any infections or allergies either, increasing the possibilities of success.
- The procedure needs nothing more than a few injections, which are all administered under local anaesthesia. This means that you will not have to suffer any pain, apart from the one needle prick of the anaesthesia injection.
- Even if the therapy does not give you the kind of results you might have expected, you will certainly not face any further loss of hair, because of this procedure.