Hair Restoration without Surgery
In the non-surgical hair restoration, we aim the scalp areas that have thin hair or have gone bald, to regenerate them with new natural and thicker hair in increased number. The scalp areas are pumped with platelet rich plasma to restore the hairs, to stimulate the production of new hairs from inactive hair follicles, with reduced swelling and irritation. PRP has more than 30 growth factors that work of hair follicle tissues to regenerate them, resulting in the growth of healthy hair.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Loss Treatment work?
PRP treatment utilizes the growth factors from your own body for healing the injured body areas, which in this case are the bald spots and hair thinning areas. PRP is extracted from the own blood of the person to be treated. The dormant scalp tissues are pumped with the growth factors of Platelet Rich Plasma to regenerate the hair follicles, resulting in a healthy scalp that can grow natural health and thick hair.
How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Function for the Treatment of Hair Loss?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP has more than 30 growth factors that stimulate hair growth. For instance, EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor), PDGF (Platelet Derived Growth Factor) are some of the powerful growth factors that give nutrition to the scalp cells, promote the supply of new blood to the hair follicles, and minimize scalp inflammation to create productive and healthy hair follicles. As a result the scalp is rejuvenated with a renewed ability to produce thicker new hair.
Hair Thinning Conditions Treated By Platelet Rich Plasma:
Alopecia Areata – AA or Spot Baldness:
Spot baldness or alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that is highly inflammatory. The stem cells of the hair follicle become dormant in it. Studies demonstrate that PRP treatment for hair loss activated the dormant stem cells 60% of the time. Significant hair growth is observed in bald spots due to the use of PRP in more than 60% cases in both the genders.
More than 70% of cases show a decrease in hair loss, burning and itching (if present), as well as a decrease in the number of exclamation point hairs and damaged hairs.
Androgenetic Alopecia – AGA or Male Pattern Baldness:
Typically, men get crown balding and a receding hairline at the temples. The PRP treatment helps to maximize hair growth in the case of pattern baldness in males.
Feminine Androgenetic Alopecia – AGA or Female Pattern Baldness:
Usually in cases with females, there is diffusely thin hair on the top of the patients’ scalps. In the cases of pattern baldness in females (AGA having l-lll Ludwig grades), PRP has shown to reduce hair thinning and increase hair growth.
Two to three sessions of PRP treatment should be performed with a gap of around six months each over the course of 18 months. Additional therapies are also important to include that may have minoxidil, biotin, finasteride or other agents.
How Effective Is PRP?
There are multiple advantages of using Platelet Rich Plasma for hair restoration. Various studies show that PRP treatment brings a 15.1% increase in yield of follicular unit signifying a growth of 480 new hairs every 100 cm2 of treated area. Moreover, it also lessens redness and crusting of the scalp and reduced discomfort from swelling. The cost of PRP hair treatment will depend on how much surface of scalp is treated.
What are the Differences Between PRP and PPRP?
PPRP (Pure PRP) is a purer type of PRP and both kinds of plasma is used for hair restoration. PPRP is high in growth factors without the red and white blood cells. It is the next generation of Regenerative Medicine. Both PRP and PPRP are used for hair restoration therapy.
Once you are determined as a candidate for PRP therapy for hair loss, the doctor will take a small sample of your blood. This sample is processed in a specialized manner to gather a PRP sample that has healing platelets and growth factors concentrated. Then, the doctor or trained staff member would map out the desired scalp area and clean it up with isopropyl alcohol. Next, they will numb that area by a local anesthesia and precisely inject a concentrate of PRP and PPRP into the scalp. The doctor will tell you to leave it overnight in the scalp and wash it off the next day.