A live hair follicle needs to be nourished sufficiently with the right materials to remain alive for a long time. Blood in capillaries transport constructive materials to nourish hair follicles. Today, unfortunately, there are many factors that prevent hair follicles to get the nutrients they need. These factors can be categorized in two types: personal factors, and environmental factors. Personal factors are mainly genetic factors, circulation disorders, and ageing; environmental factors include smoking, unbalanced diet, and cosmetics.
The PRP therapy in hair restoration is based on transferring the restorative materials that are present in the patient's own blood to the scalp to eliminate problems like hair loss, seborrhea, and dandruff caused by these unfavorable conditions. Growth Factor, the restorative and constructive materials present in blood are separated and injected to the skin using Mesotherapy and Nappage techniques. Approximately 10cc blood taken from the patient is centrifuged. The treatment of blood in a high speed centrifuge yields two essential matters: PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and PPP (Platelet Poor Plasma). The platelet rich matter activates new cell growth, efficient blood circulation, and provides the nutrients hair follicles need. This restorative therapy reactivates nutrition in the hair follicles which cannot get some or all nutrients due to the factors mentioned above.
In comparison to the other therapies, the greatest advantage of the PRP therapy is positive results are observed right after the first session. The end of hair loss is the natural indicator of a healthy hair and scalp. This therapy is also effective in delaying some types of genetic hair loss until older ages. In other words, the life of hair that is normally expected to last in 2 years can be prolonged up to 8-10 years. We are confident to say that the results of this therapy are satisfactory. Assessment of a patient is the most critical point in such therapies. The physician should adopt a strategy depending on the application sites, patient's age, and how long the problem has been experienced etc. The therapy includes approximately 3-6 treatment sessions. In some conditions, a single supplementary session of supportive treatment after 6-8 months can be recommended as a follow-up treatment. The final decision can be made only after the examination of the patient.
The procedure that includes application of a local anesthetic cream, taking blood samples, centrifuging, disinfecting the damaged area, the PRP administration, and cleaning the site of application takes approximately 30-45 minutes. You will not experience any condition that may hinder your daily activities after the procedure.
It is especially used for enhancing the skin quality in damaged hair conditions during (before and after) transplantation. In the damaged area, blood circulation is impaired, and there is no sufficient fat tissue under the skin. PRP contributes to the success of hair transplantation.