PRP Hair for alopecia treatment
PRP treatments, or Platelet Rich Plasma, have been used for years in various fields of medicine, primarily in orthopedics and aesthetic medicine.
In the trichological field it is used to treat non-scarring alopecia.
PRP Hair: what is it?
The Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentrate of plasma obtained from a blood sample taken directly to the patient and contains a number of platelets up to seven times higher than normal blood.
PRP is in fact a completely natural substance that derives from blood and is obtained by centrifugation.
PRP therapies to counteract hair thinning exploit the platelet content to increase growth factors and consequently accelerate the regeneration of hair follicles. Platelet Rich Plasma releases various substances that promote tissue repair, modulate infections and stimulate cellular maturation.
The result of the PRO-based therapy is visible on average after 3/6 months.
PRP Hair: how it works
Platelets are able to modulate physiological processes and promote cell replication. PRP infiltrations on the scalp stimulate hair regrowth.
The therapy involves the infiltration of platelet-rich plasma into the scalp and subsequent local massage. PRP stimulates the growth of new hair and the increase in diameter of existing ones.
Preparation of Platelet Rich Plasma
The PRP is obtained from a modest blood sample taken directly from the patient. The blood sample is centrifuged to separate the Platelet Rich Plasma from other blood components.
At the end of the separation, quality checks are carried out on a sample of the PRP obtained. The tubes containing the PRP are placed in special refrigerators and used as needed.
PRP hair infiltrations: procedure
Before treatment, the area to be treated is disinfected and, occasionally, a light local anesthesia may be performed. The doctor proceeds to a series of PRP infiltrations in the thinning area of the scalp.
The number of sessions required may vary from patient to patient.
PRP is a treatment indicated for patients who suffer from early stage alopecia or who have limited hair thinning.
Thanks to the infiltrations, patients can regrow hair, strengthen existing hair and improve its vitality.
PRP Hair: is it effective?
Several scientific publications have demonstrated the effectiveness of PRP in this area. Scientific studies have shown that infiltrations reduce hair loss and increase the diameter of the hair and the density of the shafts.
It can therefore be said that PRP represents a valid strategy to counter the hair loss process.
PRP hair: what are the advantages?
PRP for the treatment of alopecia is a completely natural therapy obtained with the patient’s own blood. It is also a minimally invasive and cheaper treatment than hair transplantation.