What is PRP therapy?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. It is a new method of treating thinning hair and skin diseases.
Platelets are rich in growth factors and can stimulate the growth of all cell types, including hair root cells (papillary cells) and collagen cells (fibroblasts).
PRP therapy is a new method of treating thinning hair. PRP therapy stimulates and maintains natural hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles and thickening the hair.
How does PRP therapy work?
PRP therapy consists of three steps
Step 1:- 20 ml of blood is drawn (usually from the patient’s own arm) and placed in a centrifuge.
Step 2:- After 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood is separated into three layers
- Platelet poor plasma
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Red blood cells
Step 3:- Wash your scalp with an antiseptic solution. Just before the procedure, a local anesthetic may be administered to ensure that the patient feels no pain. PRP is then injected in several doses into the deep layers of the skin at the level of the hair follicles. This therapy is performed monthly for 4 to 6 months. Supportive therapy can be performed every 3 to 6 months. Duration of PRP therapy: 30-45 minutes.
Is PRP capillary therapy painful?
While the blood draw and needles may seem intimidating, in most cases there are no real risks associated with PRP. Most patients tolerate the injections without experiencing any numbness or pain. There is virtually no downside.
Who can benefit from PRP therapy?
PRP is an induction therapy, which is a treatment that stimulates hair growth. In theory, it should be effective for all types of hair loss. However, it is usually prescribed for male and female alopecia, after hair transplants, and for alopecia areata.
Is PRP therapy effective if I have lost all my hair?
No. PRP therapy improves the growth of existing hair, prolongs the hair growth phase, reduces hair loss, restores thinning hair, and ultimately results in thicker hair.
When can we expect hair growth?
Initially, there is an improvement in hair loss, with visible changes after 4 to 6 months.
What are the side effects of PRP therapy?
PRP therapy uses your own blood, so there are no serious side effects. Mild pain and occasional bleeding are common. To avoid allergic reactions, an allergy test with a local anesthetic should be performed before the treatment. In rare cases, there may be slight swelling of the eyelids which disappears after 3-4 days.
Is PRP a permanent treatment?
PRP is not necessarily a permanent or complete treatment for thinning hair; PRP treatment can stimulate existing hair follicles and promote hair growth.
Long-term treatment is required.
Who can perform PRP treatment?
Only physicians who are trained, qualified, and experienced in hair restoration can perform PRP treatments.
What other uses does PRP have?
– PRP therapy can also be used to rejuvenate the skin. The famous vampire therapy is essentially PRP therapy.
PRP for anti-aging.
As we age, metabolism and hormone secretion decrease, resulting in weight gain and fatigue. Collagen production also decreases, which leads to the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite. As a homeopathic physician, I know that there are many wonderful remedies and supplements that can help improve your health and reverse the signs of aging. However, for those unfamiliar with natural treatments, it may seem that Botox or facelifts are the only ways to fight age. In this blog, I want to talk about one of the many natural remedies that have been proven to work with the body, not against it, to increase natural collagen production, rejuvenate the skin, and keep it beautiful. The first treatment I want to talk about is called PRP.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and is used not only for cosmetic treatments but also for pain treatment PRP is the idea of using the natural components of blood (in this case plasma) to activate the body’s healing forces PRP is used for cosmetic treatments It can be used in different ways, for example by micro-needling on the face or subcutaneously with a microcannula.
PRP treatment on the skin
A small amount of blood is collected, placed in a sterile test tube, and centrifuged in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are separated into platelets and plasma. After centrifugation, the plasma with the highest concentration of platelets is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then applied or reinjected into the skin and acts as a matrix to stimulate your own collagen growth and tissue regeneration, resulting in skin tightening. This skin tightening procedure reduces wrinkles and results in a smoother skin structure and color. The procedure itself is quick, takes no more than 15-30 minutes, is relatively painless, and requires no care or rest after the procedure.
Possible side effects include mild swelling, redness, and bruising, which usually disappear within one to three days. One of the main advantages of using PRP is that it is obtained from your own blood, which reduces the risk of negative reactions to the procedure. This makes it very safe while still being very effective.
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