What Is PRP Therapy?

Our blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed blood plasma, a concentration of plasma with platelets from which red blood cells and white blood cells are removed.

How Is PRP Created?

Creation of PRP is simple, painless, and conveniently done at an office visit. The entire process of drawing blood to solution preparation only takes approximately 25-30 minutes. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient, just like a routine blood test. Once the blood is drawn it is then placed into a centrifuge. The centrifuge is a machine that spins the blood at high speeds in order to separate the blood into red blood cells and concentrated platelets. Once the blood is separated the red blood cells are discarded, and we are left with concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) which is ready to be used in the treatment process.

Procedure

Typically, 8 ml – 12 ml of injectable PRP is considered as the optimum volume for injecting into the scalp.

The marked area which is needs to be restored on your head is anesthetized using a local anesthesia. A disinfectant is applied on the area which is to be treated. The PRP is injected into the deeper layers of your scalp but it is not painfull. And the final stage, the site is then cleaned thoroughly. PRP treatment is performed with intervals of two or four weeks. This application, made in the form of three or four sessions, can be performed again after six or twelve months.

The process of obtaining the result of the treatment depends on the degree of self-renewal of the skin. Consequently, the results are delayed, occurring after the second or third session. When the PRP application is applied to the scalp, the hair thickness increases and the sparse areas become more intense.

Back To Normal

There is hardly any downtime after a PRP hair procedure. The patient can get back to his/her regular routine right after the procedure.