PRP Therapy is one of the essential ways to treat hair loss. As you know, hair loss is one of the most annoying conditions that affect especially self-confidence. Some people may feel discomfort when they have any hair loss pattern. They may feel all eyes on them. At this point, you may notice that they try to find a way to fix this problem. PRP hair restoration is one of the ways that give their hair back. Although PRP therapy has not enough research to prove if it is an efficient way to treat hair loss, some experts and medical communities believe this treatment. In this article, you will find basic information about PRP therapy.
What is PRP?
PRP is an acronym for platelet-rich plasma. It is a layer in your blood. PRP can be separated from other layers 10 minutes after your blood is taken with a syringe and centrifuged. It is used to increase blood circulation in the scalp and to increase hair shafts.
How Is PRP Therapy Done?
PRP therapy or PRP hair restoration is usually done in three steps, and it takes long 4-6 weeks apart. You should also repeat PRP each 4-6 months to maintain the treatment.
Step 1: In the first step, surgeons drew your blood and put it into a centrifuge. In the centrifuge, your blood spins rapidly and separates three layers at the end of 10 minutes.
Step 2: After your blood separated three layers, as you can see below, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be taken by syringe.
Three layers of your blood 10 minutes after in the centrifuge:
- red blood cells
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
Step 3: As we mentioned before, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is drawn up into a syringe and injected into your scalp by your surgeon to increase blood flow and thickness of the hair shaft.
All in all, it is believed by some medical community that PRP therapy is an efficient way to treat hair loss even though there isn’t enough research about PRP is an efficient way or not.
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