Thanks to this exciting new treatment option Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can activate dormant follicles and improve hair density. This is especially good news for those that may want to undergo hair transplantation surgery.
At the start of a PRP Therapy procedure, blood is drawn from the patient, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the blood cells. This creates a plasma that is highly concentrated with nutrients and growth factors. Then the PRP is injected into targeted areas in the bald areas. The average appointment takes about 2-hours.
After the procedure, patients can expect to experience none to mild side effects. There can be some swelling and redness in the scalp but it will subside rather quickly. Because the treatment is minimally invasive there are almost no side effects. Patients are often able to return to work and other activities immediately after receiving treatment.
PRP Use in Hair Transplants
Often PRP therapy is used on patients that have undergone hair transplant surgery. By using PRP therapy provides a direct infusion of healing factors to scalp following surgery. PRP therapy is used for months before hair transplantation surgery to prepare the scalp for the graft harvesting to help provide more viable grafts. PRP therapy can provide a boost to their hair growth and make transplants a reality.