In these days, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is being used in many areas of medicine because of its abilities and its popularity is increasing. The PRP treatment; which consists of 3 stages as blood drawn from the patient, centrifuge then process and injection to the desired area, can give successful results in hair transplantation.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
The name of Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP therapy is come from platelet cells in the plasma component of our blood. Our blood is mainly composed of 2 components; red blood cells and plasma. Also, plasma contains white cells and platelets. These platelets in the plasma produce a hormone that called growth factor. Growth factors are signal proteins that, in a sense, enable the regeneration function of skin to occur. Due to this feature, platelets and their hormones, which are used in many areas of medicine like arthrosis and removal of the wrinkles, also works for the recovery of spilled hair.
How the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is Performed?
PRP treatment mainly consists of 3 steps.
The first step of this procedure is to perform blood drawn from the patient’s arm as standard.
Then, the tube containing the patient’s blood is placed in a machine called centrifuge. After 10 minutes of spin of the centrifuge machine, the components in the blood are separated from each other as red blood cell, platelet – poor plasma and platelet – rich plasma.
After that, the layer of platelet – rich plasma is drawn into a syringe. Then the solution in this syringe is injected into the scalp where the hair is reduced. However, this process should be done by highly experienced persons such as experts in our clinic. Because, in order to obtain accurate results in PRP method, injections should be done meticulously about every 25 centimeter in the hair spilled area.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
PRP treatment is a hair transplantation method with both advantages and disadvantages when evaluated in many aspects.
PRP treatment which done with growth factors and hormones obtained from your blood is an important advantage in terms of being natural. At the same time, the hair transplantation process which made with the injection of growth factors and beneficial hormones that obtain from your own blood, provide the new hair growth totally in aesthetic and natural appearance.
In addition to all these, it can be said that the most important advantage of PRP is; there is no hair follicle transfer from one area to another as in other procedures. In other words, the hair will grow spontaneously with the effect of growth hormones by the PRP hair transplantation procedure.