Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a process that involves separating blood platelets from your blood and injecting them into the scalp. These blood platelets contain growth factors that attract stem cells to the thinning and balding areas. Platelets play a vital role in clotting blood during injury or trauma to prevent blood loss.
The procedure entails taking approx. 60 ml. of blood and concentrating the platelets to be re-injected into the scalp. This stimulates the hair growth phase for the next few months. Following the procedure, there may be some tingling and swelling.
PRP works best when the hair follicles are still presence. It restores the hair follicles to the original size and minimizes hair thinning. Therefore, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) works best in women as well as younger men who are just beginning to lose their hair. It is not a good solution for those with more advanced stages of thinning or baldness. Your MAXiM Hair Transplant Physician or Surgeon will advise you if PRP is a viable option for you.
Those suffering from alopecia areata respond well to PRP whereas others suffering from hair loss due medical conditions such as cancer do not respond to PRP treatment.
Generally, people see enhanced hair growth and thickness within three to six months. There are no reactions, side effects or allergies since PRP platelet rich plasma therapy uses the patient’s own blood.
Not everyone is a candidate for PRP. Those who have been diagnosed with low platelet levels, liver disease, cancer, blood clot issues, smokers, drinkers and others are not good candidates. Anti-inflammatory medications block platelet activity and should be discontinued a few weeks prior to the procedure.
PRP can be used in conjunction with other hair restoration techniques, particularly a hair transplant.
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