What is PRP Hair Treatment?
Just like on our skin, the growth factor repairs itself on the scalp, and it increases blood circulation very seriously in that area. Increasing blood circulation in the area, increases the activity at that area. By means of growth factors, it is possible to stop hair loss and even to grow new hair. If people, whose hair loss has recently started, have this treatment, the vascularization in the scalp increases, the increase in vascularization and intense blood supply in the area prevents hair loss, and even stimulates the growth of new hair.
In this process the patient’s blood is drawn, and the concentrated blood compound, which contains platelet, leukocyte, growth factors and cytokine, that is obtained after various processes, is injected back into the same person’s scalp.
How is PRP hair treatment applied?
The blood of the person is drawn into ready-made kits containing a separator, and this blood is centrifuged, that is, precipitated. As a result of this process, a plasma consisting of platelets remains and it is injected into the scalp with a needle or with a tool called a derma-roller, on which there are tiny needles of 1.5 millimeters in length. When this device is moved on the surface, tiny holes are formed in the skin and blood is slowly vacuumed from those holes. In fact, a trauma occurs on the skin. Even these micro traumas activate our stem cells, which we call “fibroglast”, that are our repair factories, and increase collagen production.
How long does PRP hair treatment take?
The entire process ends within an hour. After blood is drawn, centrifugation is performed for 10 minutes. And the application takes about half an hour. Applications are generally done consecutively, in 3 or 4 sessions. Usually, it needs to be repeated once a year. After 21 days, the effects become obvious.
What should we expect after PRP hair application?
Generally, after the procedure, people feel a throbbing at the treated area because the blood descends on that area and the mechanism is activated as the amount of blood coming up increases just like it is in the wounds. So, the body’s own natural healing mechanisms are activated here.