Can Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Help in Hair Restoration?
Sep 19, 2023
Hair loss or alopecia can be a traumatic experience. The cultural significance of abundant hair is everywhere, from television, to magazines and movies, leading society to associate hair with beauty and normalcy. People feel as if beauty and youth are diminished when they are faced with hair loss.
Many people accept their hair loss while others use wigs and short hairstyles to cover it. These days, many people are turning to hair loss treatments to stop hair loss and promote hair growth. One very effective treatment for hair restoration is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Platelets are a type of blood cells that play an important role in healing. They have clotting abilities that help in cellular growth and they promote regeneration of tissues. Blood that has more platelets than normal is called platelet-rich plasma.
Platelet-rich plasma is created by taking blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. This process separates the platelets from the different components that make up blood, to produce a platelet-rich concentration. This solution is filled in a syringe to prepare a PRP injection.
PRP treatment helps prevent hair loss and encourages hair restoration by stimulating dermal papilla cells that are found at the base of hair follicles. The PRP injection is given straight into the scalp so that it reaches the follicles and stimulates hair growth.
This increased blood supply to the hair follicle triggers hair growth, maintains it, and increases the thickness of the hair shaft as well.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy usually involves a long-term treatment plan. There are three treatments in the first four to six weeks and then follow-up maintenance treatments every four to six months. With PRP therapy and newly restored shiny and bountiful hair, you will feel better and gain confidence in no time.