PRP For Hair Health
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been in cosmetic use since the 1980s; new ways to use it for cosmetic and health purposes are being found consistently. As the name suggests, PRP is a natural substance found in the human blood cells. It’s packed with growth factors that are instrumental in enhancing the development and health of multiple types of cells in the body.
One of the main purposes of using PRP is hair restoration and skin rejuvenation.
PRP for Hair Restoration
If you’ve experienced significant hair loss, PRP can be of help in a few ways. PRP treatments can promote the health of shrinking hair follicles, lead to a slowing down of hair loss. In some cases, you can even have new hair growth after effective PRP treatment.
Individuals who have undergone a hair transplant can use PRP to speed up the transplanted hair follicle’s growth cycle. PRP treatments for hair restoration can be applied to the scalp in different ways. It’s possible to commence a brief micro-needling procedure and then apply PRP topically. The PRP can also be injected directly, depending on the individual’s extent of hair loss.
PRP for hair loss treatments involve three steps:
- The Blood Draw: Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will draw some of your blood, which is typically taken from the arm. Your blood is put into a centrifuge that spins the blood to separate the platelet-rich plasma.
- Centrifuge Isolation of PRP: The centrifuge separates the fluids in the blood and takes around 10-20 minutes. The goal is to isolate the PRP from the red and white blood cells, which is a yellowish or straw-like color.
- PRP Scalp Injections: The isolated PRP is injected into precise areas of the scalp to stimulate hair growth.