Hair loss can be a scary thing to experience. It destroys your self-confidence and makes you insecure. Moreover, it can make you quite depressed when you see people with perfect hair on social media. There is a hormone that causes androgenetic alopecia which results in the shrinking of follicles. This results in hair loss.
PRP is a method in which your own blood is taken into injection and is affected areas to promote healing, hair growth, and reduce hair fall. It has been observed that PRP is capable of reversing the effects of androgenetic alopecia.
PRP is a fairly new method and has shown promising results but as of now, experts do not recommend it. PRP is a non-surgical method and was first developed in 1980 but was only recently has it been started to use for hair restoration. Besides reducing hair loss and promoting hair growth, PRP has shown excellent results in healing muscles, tendons, ligaments, injuries, etc.
Many people have started considering PRP as a solution to their hair loss problems. PRP uses our own platelets to heal the scalps of our hair to promote hair growth. These platelets contain many beneficial growth factors. Some of which are:
PRP is a non-surgical procedure and uses your own blood for treatment. So, it is a fairly safe option as compared to other complicated and painful procedures such as transplants.
PRP has very few side effects such as redness and bruising of the affected area which usually go away in a few days. It’s a natural-looking procedure and no one will be able to tell if you are undergoing therapy or not.
A PRP treatment usually only takes 45 minutes so you don’t have to worry about taking a leave from your work. You can get it done anytime, whether it’s during your lunch break or after your work hours.
Most of the time, to complete a PRP therapy, 3 treatments are required with an interval of 4 to 6 weeks between each treatment. It is recommended to get a treatment every 4 to 8 months after the initial therapy to maintain the results. The entire process is PRP takes about just 45 minutes. There are 3 steps to PRP for hair restoration.
Step 1 – The doctor will take your blood through an injection and will place it in a specialized spinning tube.
Step 2 – The spinning of the tube will separate the components of your blood which will result in 3 components being formed: Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelets.
Step 3 – The doctor will take the platelet concentration of your blood and fill an injection with it. The platelet-filled injection is then injected into the scalp of your hair to promote hair growth and reduce hair fall. The injection is usually guided by an ultrasound.
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Do you have questions about Hair Restoration with PRP? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions below:
PRP is a method that uses a concentration of your platelets that contains many growth factors and injects it into the scalps of your hairs that need new hairs. It is an excellent method that promotes the growth of new hair and reduces hair loss.
Hair Restoration through PRP usually starts to show results in the first 4 to 6 weeks but it may take up to 4 months to see your desired results.
The success rate of PRP for hair restoration on average is 60% to 70%. The rate may vary from patient to patient.
PRP uses your platelets which are filled with growth factors and mediums. Due to the rich amount of these components, PRP is a very effective method for hair loss.
PRP has a few side effects, the risks of which are different from patient to patient. These include scars, infections, and damage to blood vessels and nerves.
The best candidates for PRP hair treatment are those who have experienced hair loss recently as it is very difficult to revive hair follicles that shrunk a long time ago.
Many patients have reported that they did not feel any pain. You will just feel pressure and tightness on your head and before you know it, it will be done in 30 minutes.
PRP reverses the effects of androgenetic alopecia which shrinks as hair follicles. PRP helps existing follicles to survive which promotes the growth of new hair. It is also way safer and less painful than have a transplant.
PRP will not completely reverse hair loss but it will improve the thickness and appearance of your hair. The results are best to see on patients of have thin hairs.
It is recommended to get 3 pro treatments with an interval of 4 to 6 weeks to complete a PRP therapy. Additional treatments can be done every 4 to 8 months to main the results.
PRP has shown astonishing results in many patients and has a success rate of 60% to 70%. It is a very safe non-surgical method and is a better option as compared to a hair transplant which is incredibly painful and complicated. So, yes it is worth it.
To maintain the results of PRP, you should exercise daily. Eat lots of least vegetables, stay hydrated, quite smoking, increase intake of vitamin B, etc