PRP therapy

What is PRP therapy?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.

Some in the medical community think that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.

There hasn’t been enough research to prove if PRP is an effective hair loss treatment. However, PRP therapy has been in use since the 1980s. It’s been used for problems such as healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

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PRP therapy process

 

PRP therapy process

PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.

Step 1
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).

Step 2
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:

  • dr dekidplatelet-poor plasma

  • dr dekidplatelet-rich plasma

  • dr dekidred blood cells


  • Step 3
    The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.

    There hasn’t been enough research to prove whether PRP is effective. It’s also unclear for whom — and under what circumstances — it’s most effective.

    According to a recent studyTrusted Source, “Although PRP has sufficient theoretical scientific basis to support its use in hair restoration, hair restoration using PRP is still at its infancy. Clinical evidence is still weak.”

 

Risks of PRP for hair loss

Be sure to report all medications you’re on before the procedure including supplements and herbs.

When you go for your initial consultation, many providers will recommend against PRP for hair loss if you:

  • dr dekidare on blood thinners

  • dr dekidare a heavy smoker

  • dr dekidhave a history of alcohol or drug misuse

You might also be rejected for treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with:

  • dr dekidacute or chronic infections

  • dr dekidcancer

  • dr dekidchronic liver disease

  • dr dekidchronic skin disease

  • dr dekidhemodynamic instability

  • dr dekidhypofibrinogenemia

  • dr dekidmetabolic disorder

  • dr dekidplatelet dysfunction syndromes

  • dr dekidsystemic disorder

  • dr dekidsepsis

  • dr dekidlow platelet count

  • dr dekidthyroid disease

 

PRP for hair loss side effects

Because PRP therapy involves injecting your own blood into your scalp, you aren’t at risk for getting a communicable disease.

Still, any therapy that involves injections always carries a risk of side effects such as:

  • dr dekidinjury to blood vessels or nerves

  • dr dekidinfection

  • dr dekidcalcification at the injection points

  • dr dekidscar tissue

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