Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. This treatment is applied by the blood plasma which is obtained from one’s own blood and is rich with growth factors in order to resurface the skin. It is used for hair treatments, too. If PRP treatment is received in conjunction with hair transplantation treatment, it speeds up the healing process and hair growth. PRP reduces hair loss and thickens hair strands.
What are the positive effects of PRP on hair?
If PRP injected into hair roots, keratinocyte and epithelial growth factors provided by trombosites contributes to prevention of hari loss. Thickening of the hair roots, voluminous look of the hair and root growth are expected results.
How is PRP treatment administered?
100 or 150 cc blood drawn from the patient is put into special tubes. In order to obtain rich plasma from platelets, these tubes should spin for a while in a centrifuge device. Special tubes make obtaining around 1.000.000/mm platelet rich plasma possible. This plasma can be injected into targeted treatment areas. Stemcells gather around the injected substance and this situation causes increase in production of collagen. It has a healing affect on tissues.
Who can receive PRP treatment?
People who have stress-related or genetical hair loss and have weak hair strands can receive this treatment.
Are effects of the PRP treatment permanent?
Effects of the PRP treatment last for twelve or eighteen monts when it is received in conjunction with hair transplantation methods. The patient should receive this treatment more than once.
What are the side effects of PRP treatment?
PRP injection consists of patient’s own blood and it does not contain any chemical. Therefore, there is not any side effects of this treatment.
What are the advantages of this treatment?
This treatment can be applied easily and its positive effects last for a long term. It not only paves the way for the production of collagen but also supports the vital functions of the skin. It prevents hair loss and speeds up the healing process when received in conjunction with hair transplantation treatment.