Prp Treatment

What is PRP, Platelet-rich Plasma?

This is a concentrate of blood plasma from the patient’s blood. This treatment is rich in platelets -as indicated by the initial name of the technique -, leukocytes and cytokines – factors that stimulate hair growth and fight against their loss-.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) was first used in several fields for many years, before it proved its effectiveness in the trichological field. In recent years, many scientific researches have proved that PRP treatment performed during hair transplantation, aims to accelerate the healing process, stimulates hair growth, also reduces the phenomenon of hair loss and promotes their thickening. In other words, Platelet-rich Plasma reactivates the metabolism of the scalp and naturally stimulate hair regrowth.

What are the benefits of PRP treatment?

During the treatment of hair loss or after the hair transplant procedure, PRP is injected into the hair roots. Thanks to the nutritional components present in the composition of the plasma treatment such as keratinocytesand other epithelial growth factors, it is able to guarantee excellent results such as thickening, volume and growth of freshly transplanted hair follicles. The PRP treatment also makes it possible to avoid dehydration of the transplanted follicles as well as to preserve them for adequate subsequent rooting.

One of the advantages of PRP is that the results are almost immediate and last from medium to long term. PRP treatment lasts between 12 to 18 months. It is then recommended to repeat it from time to time. PRP treatment will bring benefits as long as the sessions continue to be repeated.

How is PRP treatment performed?

Platelet-rich plasma is applied by injection directly to the desired area using an ordinary insulin syringe. This is a process that requires to be carried out thoroughly and cleanly by a professional. Indeed, injections should be carried out only and strictly by specialized medical personnel in order to comply with prophylaxis and minimize the risk of infection.

About 100-150 cc of blood is taken from the patient and is treated using a special medical device – namely the centrifuge-. Platelet-rich plasma is separated from the rest of the blood and injected into the areas wishing to treat. In the areas where the treatment is inoculated, new cells will take place. These cells promote not only hair growth and their thickness, but also the repair of skin tissue in case of damage.

Who can receive PRP treatment?

Anyone who suffers from hair loss due to environmental or hormonal factors, is a suitable candidate for PRP treatment.

What are the side effects of PRP therapy?

No side effects related to PRP have been recorded so far. No components or additives or foreign chemical substances are added to the composition of the PRP preparation. The product is obtained by taking blood from the patient himself. It is for this reason that the treatment does not cause side effects.