PRP Treatment for Hair Loss
PRP is an acronym for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are a component of our blood containing a number of growth factors, responsible, among other, for accelerating the regeneration process and for tissue repair. PRP is used to treat various types of injuries, rejuvenate the face, neck, neckline and hands, as well as to prevent hair loss and to stimulate hair growth.
PRP hair and scalp treatments are used for hair loss, which can have a number of causes. These treatments reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth. We also use the PRP method in hair transplants, which supports the natural healing process and initiates better growth of both transplanted and naturally growing other hair.
For the PRP treatment we need only a small amount of blood (as for laboratory tests); this blood is centrifuged in a special device in which platelet-rich plasma is separated from the remaining blood components. The next step is to disinfect the targeted spot and inject the PRP with fine needles.
This treatment does not require any anaesthesia, but if desired, an anaesthetic cream can be applied to the area to be treated, or local block anaesthesia. In most cases, the vibration technique at the injection area is sufficient.
The entire treatment takes about half an hour – after that the client can continue with his or her daily routine.
It is important for the PRP to penetrate to the depth where it is most effective – this is where the follicle stem cells are located. The first results are usually visible just a few weeks after the treatment.
We recommend a PRP scalp treatment three times a year, every three to four months; we use different protocols depending on the condition of the scalp.