There are a variety of options that have proven effective in treating hair loss or alopecia, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or active capillary biostimulation. It is one of the favorite procedures by the specialists of our aesthetic center and patients for the multiple benefits and wonderful results that are evidenced throughout our treatment.
It is a non-surgical aesthetic treatment that allows to isolate and use the growth factors present in the patient’s blood to enhance, accelerate and stimulate the regeneration of the tissues, in this case, it allows the stimulation of the scalp to stop the fall and loss of hair.
How does Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration work? What does it do?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma that contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in the blood. Also, it contains growth factors and bioactive proteins that stimulate the scalp helping patients struggling with hair loss and volume.
It is a treatment indicated for patients who have mild to moderate alopecia because the application of growth factors at the scalp level stimulates the formation of water, collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and increases the vascularization or appearance of new vessels blood at the level of the hair follicle, which is essential to stimulate hair growth and regeneration.
What can I expect with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration?
The Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) technique, is a medical procedure used for different medical purposes and is currently used in the area of dermatology and aesthetics to stop hair loss and accelerate the hair growth process. Unlike hair transplantation and grafting, PRP is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure in which you will get different results:
It is responsible for strengthening the hair root.
Improves hair thickness and reduces hair loss.
Increase the percentage of hairs that grow per follicle.
Improves hair density in the area with alopecia.
It produces a remarkable improvement of the metabolism in the cuticle of the hair.
How is the treatment carried out?
The Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration treatment involves taking a small sample of blood from the patient’s arm. Then, the sample taken is placed in a centrifuge that will separate the various components of blood in platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma, and blood. The concentrated platelet-rich plasma (regenerative cells) will be taken from the sample with a syringe. Before proceeding to start the infiltration of the PRP, topical anesthesia is applied in the area to be treated and allowed to act for 20 minutes. Subsequently, after the time required to decrease the sensitivity, multiple microinjections of platelet-rich plasma may be performed in the area of the scalp to be treated to produce the desired regeneration effect.
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration
It is known as a non-surgical aesthetic treatment that is performed through biostimulation with platelet-rich plasma used to treat hair loss, promotes regeneration and strengthens the hair.
General anesthesia is not used.
The patient has no downtime.
First choice treatment with topical medications to stop mild to moderate alopecia and restore hair.
PRP can be performed during the hair transplant procedure or as an independent treatment. It lasts about 30 to 45 minutes.
It is applied to the scalp topically through simultaneous and rapid microinjection to lighten the sensation of pain for the patient.
Minimal and short-term discomfort associated with treatment.
Does not require sensitivity tests. Platelet-rich plasma is a natural product extracted from the patient’s blood.
Lower cost compared to a transplant procedure and hair graft.
Results and objectives of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration
Active capillary biostimulation or platelet-rich plasma is recommended for male or female patients who are losing hair mildly or moderately but still maintaining hair roots. Research and scientific studies have shown that with the use of regenerative medicine (PRP) as a treatment against hair loss, recovery can be achieved in a shorter time and with more quality because normal body mechanisms are used as the growth factors present in the platelet-rich plasma of the patient.
After the initial treatment, the injections are repeated once a month for the next three months, then the treatment is performed once every three to six months.
So that there can be a hair revitalization, the sooner it is applied, the better results are obtained. In terms of hair loss prevention, time is a key and determining factor to obtain good results.
Our team of specialists will be in charge of discussing with the patient the treatment to be carried out to expose the results that can be achieved with the treatment and to know the expectations, in this way, a satisfactory and optimal result can be obtained for the requirements and needs of the patient.