Using PRP technique on the scalp, micro-channels were created and PRP were infused to stimulate hair growth. Both men and women can have the treatment for prevention of hair-loss/balding and regrowth of hair follicles. This procedure is highly successful with minimal discomfort and downtime of less than 8 to 16 weeks depending on expectations and areas treated.
PRP is blood plasma that contains a concentrated source of autologous platelets (pt’s own). Its concentrated 6- 8 X baseline. The platelets collected in PRP are activated by adding thrombin and calcium chloride which induces the release of growth factors like IGF I & II, FGF, EGF, VEGF, IL 8, KGF etc.
PRP contains stem cells that are concentrated which allow for cell division for growth as well as being able to attract additional stem cells to the repair site. Once these proteins and growth factors bind to cellular receptors, they activate angiogenesis and new cell proliferation.
The platelets collected in PRP are activated by adding thrombin and calcium chloride which induces the release of growth factors like IGF I & II, FGF, EGF, VEGF, IL 8, KGF etc.
A package of minimum 3 is necessary for hair re-growth treatment. The treatment can be continued depending upon patient’s expectations and desired results.
The PRP treatment is a natural process to stimulate one’s own hair growth cycle. Most people have to keep up with their natural hair loss by repeating the procedure every 2 years.
Treatments times depend on the size of the area but typically between 30-60 minutes. Using PRP may need additional time for collecting blood and concentrating serum.
The first 48-72 hours skin will be healing and expected to have mild redness and superficial bruises. After 24 hours, hair can be washed and can resume regular hair care.