PRP is a low-risk treatment for early hair loss that utilises your plasma to kick-start hair growth. PRP hair loss treatment has moderate efficacy and costs less than hair transplant surgery. It works for both male and female pattern hair loss. The earlier it is started, the better the outcome. However, PRP for hair loss is not effective in 100% of cases, though the reason for this is not understood.
1. PRP for hair loss stops the progression of baldness by prolonging the growth cycle.
2. PRP hair treatment reactivates dormant hair follicles.
3. Thicker hair replaces shedding thinner hair.
Used early, it is a non-surgical alternative for men and women with hair thinning. However, there are limitations to hair transplant surgery, so it is vital to maintain and stabilise hair growth and slow down loss progression in the early stages with PRP hair treatment.
What Is PRP Hair Treatment?
PRP is a preparation of concentrated platelets. (Called platelet-rich plasma) and works by the release of growth factors into the skin. Platelet-rich plasma was first used in the cosmetic field for the treatment of acne scarring and wrinkles. But this treatment is used widely now for hair restoration and a wide range of medical treatments.
- The platelets are obtained from a blood sample, taken immediately before treatment.
- The blood is centrifuged to obtain a platelet concentrate called platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
- On activation, the platelets release numerous growth factors (including IGF, EGF).
- Activation occurs naturally on injection into the skin or with the addition of calcium chloride to the plasma.