Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary treatment that doctors use to speed up healing in various areas of the body, including hair loss. It is a procedure in which blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. PRP is a substance that is extracted from the blood and injected into the scalp and can supposedly help heal body tissues, including the follicles from which hair grows. PRP treatment can help support wound healing in trauma and joint injuries.
It can also address male pattern baldness, stimulate hair transplant growth, and improve other cosmetic procedures. Evidence suggests that PRP may work best when combined with other treatments for androgenetic alopecia (AGA), such as topical minoxidil (Rogaine) or oral finasteride (Propecia). Most research on PRP for hair loss has focused on its use to treat AGA, which is a condition that can affect both men and women. In men with AGA, hair loss usually occurs on the top and front of the head.
In women, thinning occurs at the top and crown of the head and often begins with the central part of the hair that widens. Doctors usually give injections monthly for three months and then spread them out for about three or four months for up to two years. The injection schedule will depend on your genetics, pattern and amount of hair loss, age, and hormones. Research also suggests that PRP injections may help treat androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness).
PRP therapy is a safe procedure with minimal side effects. It is created using the body's own regenerative blood factors, so there's no risk of an allergic reaction. And your own blood may not have platelet concentrations rich enough to be fully effective in restoring hair through PRP injection therapy.PRP injections can effectively regenerate hair without surgery and produce a very natural look. It can also help improve skin texture and appearance when injected into the skin or used after microneedling (a technique that uses small needles to create microscopic wounds on the skin).Overall, PRP treatment is an effective way to restore hair growth and improve skin texture and appearance.
It is a safe procedure with minimal side effects that can be tailored to your individual needs.