Our blood’s plasma is a goldmine full of platelets (PRP). The injectable PRP treatment induces thickness and inhibits hair loss.
PRP is an autologous treatment, which means that it uses substances produced in our own body. The applications of PRP treatment are not limited to skin antiaging but extend to hair loss inhibition, with impressive results.
PRP treatment – The process
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from the patient’s blood and essentially consists of condensed platelets which are activated to enhance hair growth where there is thinning or shedding.
PRP is administered through micro needles in only a few minutes.
In particular, a standard blood sampling is effected on the individual and, upon special processing (centrifuge and activation), the therapeutic solution is ready in only a few minutes. After that, a special tool (Dermapen) or micro needles are used to administer the treatment. Recovery time is zero and the individual can return back home immediately afterwards. This treatment requires an average of 3 sessions.
The action mechanism of PRP
The platelets participate in tissue healing and release substances (proteins) called growth factors. In hair implant, the primary purpose of using PRP is to stimulate inactive or recently implanted hair follicles into an active phase of growth thanks to these growth factors.
The PRP treatment promotes hair growth when there are follicles, even dormant ones, which is why it can be used to preserve and make our hair thicker.
Effects of the PRP Treatment
A series of clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of the PRP treatment against hair loss.
They have demonstrated that hair growth is actually increased.
In particular, active proteins and cytokines released upon the activation of plasma promote the regeneration of hair follicles and activate the anagen phase in dormant hair follicles. (Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 4/2019)
Moreover, we know that PRP is an effective method against hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia, as it has resulted in hair thickening. (Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 11/2018). Recent studies have shown impressive results also in the so-called alopecia areata.
PRP Treatment – Advantages
- Hair growth is stimulated in a natural way
- The volume, thickness and fullness of the hair is increased
- The survival and enhancement of existing hair is increased
- Hair quality is improved
- Hair loss and intense shedding of hair owing to telogen effluvium are reduced
- Patients’ overall satisfaction rate is high
- The only non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical treatment which has demonstrated results in most patients
- It can be used in combination with other treatments and medicine against hair loss
- Its safety has been demonstrated by scientific studies
- Results become gradually visible at the end of the first month, depending on the patient. Not all patients respond the same.
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