WHAT IS PRP (PLATELET RICH IN PLASMA)?
PRP which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma is an advanced, non-surgical, completely natural alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss and / or thinning hair. This is an injectable treatment that uses the patient's blood. Highly concentrated PRP or platelet-rich plasma, including essential growth proteins, is injected into the scalp or areas to be treated using a special micro-needle. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma that contains about three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. It also contains many growth factors which stimulate the growth of the hair follicle. It contains platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), and other bioactive proteins that aid in hair growth.
It can also stimulate hair growth by providing strength and improving the overall health of the follicles, which in turn can slow down any hair loss you might experience and promote growth.
In fact, our blood is made up of white blood cells, red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Plasma is generally the fluid part of the blood. It carries nutrients and blood cells throughout our body. On the other hand, platelets are tiny types of cells. It can cause any part of the injury during the bleeding. It can also form a clot and repair the damage. Platelets can also stimulate tissue recovery to increase cytokines and blood flow. Thus, they can easily help stimulate and improve the function of the hair follicle.
The PRP / Platelet Rich Plasma procedure:
Step 1: Our doctor will take about 10-20ml of blood from the arm and it will be placed in a centrifuge (this is a type of machine generally used by scientists to isolate solids from liquids) and centrifuged to separate the plasma from the blood red cells.
Step 2: Our doctor will carefully inject the plasma into the deepest layer of the scalp, which will stimulate hair growth, produce natural looking results, and rejuvenate the scalp.