PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy for hair loss involves using a person's own processed blood for treatment. It is a 3-step process.
PRP therapy has existed since the 1980s and it has been in use to treat problems like injured tendons, muscles, and ligaments.
PRP injections are known to induce natural growth of hair, and it is also known to maintain the grown hair by increasing the supply of blood to the hair follicle, and thereby playing a role in improving the hair thickness. The PRP therapy is also combined with medications and certain other hair loss procedures to improve the efficacy.
The Specifics of the 3-Step Process of PRP Therapy:
PRP Therapy usually involves 3 treatments that are spread 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Blood is drawn from one's arm. The drawn blood is then placed in a centrifuge.
The centrifuge separates the contents of the blood into 3 distinct layers:
a. plasma that is poor in platelets.
b. plasma that is rich in platelets.
c. red blood corpuscles.
The plasma rich in platelets is drawn into a syringe and the syringe is used to inject the contents into areas of the scalp where hair growth is needed.
How are platelets and hair growth connected?
Platelets are an important component of blood. Red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma, are the other important components of blood. It is known that platelets play an important role in cell growth and regeneration. While using plasma that is rich in platelets, the concentration of platelets in it is actually almost 5 times more than that found in blood. When this concentrate is injected into the scalp, it reaches the hair follicle and stimulates the dermal papilla cells - these specialized cells play an important role in the growth of hair.
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