Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – PRP for Hair Loss
Platelet Rich Plasma is concentrated blood plasma. It has abundance of hair boosting factors and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing and restoration of hair.
Platelets play an important role in healing wounds and repairing damaged tissues. This fact is extrapolated to explain the use of PRP in hair boosting. By increasing the platelet count in the affected area, PRP can help stimulate the damaged hair follicles to produce better hair boosting.
In PRP, blood is drawn out from the patient like it is normally done for a blood test. The blood is then centrifuged at high speed to separate the Platelets from the rest of the blood. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp. The hair boosting factors in the injected PRP then stimulate hair boosting.
Platelet Rich Plasma Being Injected in the Scalp
While in the early stages of scientific research, PRP is emerging as a promising non-surgical treatment option for patients with hair loss. It offers the opportunity for hair boosting to patients who are not candidates for surgery or those patients wanting a more aggressive nonsurgical approach to treatment.
PRP is contraindicated in patients with chronic liver disease, chronic skin disease, platelet dysfunction diseases and thrombocytopenias, metabolic or systemic disorders. People on blood thinning drugs, or those with a history of heavy smoking and alcohol use should also avoid PRP therapy.