What is PRP scalp therapy?
PRP Scalp Therapy is a treatment in which with platelet-rich plasma platelets solve hair loss problems. PRP is an English abbreviation derived from “Platelet Rich Plasma”, a type of regenerative medicine that is commonly used in a variety of treatments, ranging from treating damaged tissue, ligaments and bones to carpal tunnels, and boredom and acne fighting.
PRP Scalp Therapy encourages rapid growth of hair, which is why this method in the world is very popular in solving the problem of alopecia or baldness.
The benefits of PRP are rapid scratch-free recovery, almost no risk of allergic reactions and very little irritability, as the blood of the patient is used for treatment.
PRP therapy is performed without general anesthesia, with the possible use of local anesthetic, and the whole process, together with preparation and recovery, lasts for up to two hours.
Therapy begins by extracting a smaller amount of blood from the patient from which it then prepares plasma rich in platelets. The blood is then subjected to a special centrifuge during which the required plasma is produced. This process takes about 20 minutes.
At the same time, the patient will have a deep cleansed scalp. Possible discomfort will prevent local anesthetic. When PRP is ready, the plasma is injected through the syringe into the scalp, and then the doctor will use the so-called. micro-scalp roller to penetrate the plasma into deeper layers of skin and properly spread over the treated area.
Such a procedure will stimulate hair follicles to increase growth, and stimulate the creation of new blood vessels necessary to stimulate healthy growth and development of the skin.
With the expertise of a physician, the result of PRP scalp therapy will largely depend on two factors: follicular condition and plasma “quality”. Specifically, if alopecia is in a retrograde stage, it is more likely that most of the follicles are dehydrated and that PRP treatment will not be able to “revive”. On the other hand, the success of the treatment depends on the platelet count itself – if the plasma is not at a satisfactory level, the success of the therapy may be questionable.
Recovery process and helpful tips
Since PRP scalp therapy is a non-invasive and practically painless procedure, the patient can immediately return to normal daily activities.
The result of PRP is regeneration of scalp tissue, accelerated growth of hair and better hairs compared to the rest of the hair. Depending on the circumstances, according to some studies, the success of the therapy can be up to 80 percent.
It can also be combined with other hair growth therapies. It should be noted that PRP scalp treatment lasts for a maximum of one year, after which it will need to be repeated.