In recent years, a number of new treatments and therapies have been developed for people with hair problems. A hair transplant is certainly a good choice for people who have significant bald areas, but there are also people who are not ready for such an invasive operation and who wish to find other solutions first.
PRP or platelet rich plasma therapy is one such method, and this is rapidly gaining a lot of popularity among people experiencing hair loss.
What is the PRP?
PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment is one of the best hair loss treatments for people suffering from this problem.
This therapy has indeed shown promising results with those who have started to lose their hair or whose hair loss has not yet stabilized. However, it was observed that this treatment gave the best results with those who had already undergone a hair transplant.
In fact, during the operation, when the grafts – which in themselves are extremely fragile – have been implanted, they need help that can facilitate them to take root and allow the growth of new hair. This is where PRP kicks in, because growth factors in platelet-rich plasma can help grafts thrive.
Platelets have several intracellular structures, some of which include glycogen, lysosomes, and alpha granules. Each of these is responsible for healing the body and contributes to overall growth. This is one of the reasons why PRP works very well after a hair transplant. Here at Dr. Özlem Biçer’s Clinic for your hair transplant we will use your PRP to keep your follicular units healthy during the transfer phase.
Procedure and cost of the PRP
When you are looking for an effective method for hair augmentation, a transplant may be the best solution, but PRP therapy can certainly be useful in the long term.
Injections can support hair growth and ensure that there is proper collagen production.
The procedure is quite simple: the blood is drawn from your body and placed in a centrifuge, in which the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the rest of the elements. This plasma is then treated with growth factors and ready to be injected. You will be given a dose of local anesthesia and the serum will be injected into the scalp. Once the anesthesia disappears, you can return to your normal daily routine as if nothing had happened.
Benefits of PRP therapy
There are countless reasons why an increasing number of people are opting for PRP therapy and why doctors are also suggesting the same thing. These are:
- The serum that is injected into the scalp is made using your own blood, which is why you really have nothing to fear. Since your own blood is used, the chances of the body rejecting it are minimal and this is also why the chances of success are higher.
Since your blood will be used, there is no chance of infection or allergy, which exponentially increases the chances of success.
The procedure requires nothing more than a few injections, all of which are administered under local anesthesia. This means that you will not feel any pain, apart from the prick of an anesthesia injection needle.
Even if the therapy may not give you the kind of results you would have expected, surely thanks to this therapy you will not experience further hair loss.