PRP is an acronym for platelet-rich plasma. It is a three-step medical therapy for hair loss. In PRP hair restoration, your blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into your scalp. According to some medical community, PRP injections trigger and maintain natural hair growth by increasing the thickness of the hair shaft and also increasing the blood supply to the hair follicle. You will have basic information about PRP hair restoration.
People are trying new methods to treat hair loss even though hair transplantation is a certain method to treat hair loss. PRP can be seen as one of them. Although there isn’t enough research to prove whether PRP hair restoration is an effective way to treat hair loss, many medical communities related to hair transplant and hair loss believe that it is an effective method to treat hair loss.
Step by Step PRP Hair Restoration
As we mentioned above, PRP Hair Restoration is usually done after three steps, and it takes long 4-6 weeks apart. Also, to maintain the treatment, you should repeat PRP each4-6 months.
Step 1: In this step, your blood will be drawn and put into a centrifuge. Generally, your blood is drawn from your arm. A centrifuge is a machine that spins fastly to separate fluids of different densities in your blood.
Step 2: Your blood will have separated into three layers after 10 minutes in the centrifuge. These layers are;
- red blood cells
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
Step 3: Platelet-rich plasma, from these three layers, is drawn up into a syringe and injected into your scalp.
PRP Side Effects
As we mentioned above, PRP has not been enough research to prove whether it is effective or not. However, we can say that there can be some complications such as;
- injury to blood vessels
- scar tissue
- calcification at the injection points
But, these side effects are the side effects that can be seen after each injection. In PRP hair restoration, you may not experience any side effects because your own blood is processed and injected into you.
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