PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, has gained significant attention as an innovative and promising treatment for hair loss. This procedure involves utilizing the body's healing capabilities to stimulate hair follicles and promote growth. This technique harnesses the power of platelets in the blood to rejuvenate dormant or weakened hair follicles, resulting in healthier, thicker hair.
The PRP for hair loss treatment involves several well-defined steps:
1. Blood Extraction: A small amount of the patient's blood is drawn, typically from the arm. The blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from other components.
2. Preparation of PRP: The extracted blood is spun quickly in the centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood components. The resulting platelet-rich plasma is collected and prepared for injection.
3. Anesthesia: A local anesthetic is applied to the scalp before administering the PRP to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
4. PRP Injection: The concentrated PRP is then carefully injected into the areas of the scalp with thinning hair. The growth factors in the PRP stimulate blood flow and trigger.