Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration is a medical procedure that aims to promote hair growth and improve hair thickness using the patient’s blood. However, its effectiveness can vary from person to person, and results don’t happen simultaneously.
Process of Platelet-Rich Plasma
Below are the procedures or processes involved in PRP hair restoration.
- Blood collection: A small amount of blood (typically around 30-60 milliliters) is drawn from the patient’s arm using a syringe, similar to a routine blood test.
- Centrifugation: The collected blood is placed in a centrifuge that spins rapidly. This spinning separates the blood into its different components based on their densities. The layers typically include red blood cells, plasma, platelets, and white blood cells.
- Platelet-rich plasma extraction: The layer of plasma, which contains a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors, is carefully separated from the rest of the blood components.
- Activation: The activation process is optional, and when included, an activating agent like calcium chloride is added to the PRP to enhance its regenerative properties.
- Preparation for application: The PRP is now ready for application. It can be used in various medical and cosmetic procedures, such as orthopedic treatments, skin rejuvenation, and hair restoration.
- Application: Depending on the specific purpose, the PRP can be injected directly into the target area (e.g., joints, scalp) or applied topically to the skin.
Maintaining PRP Hair Restoration Results
Maintaining the results of PRP hair restoration involves a combination of post-treatment care and ongoing maintenance. Here are some tips to help you preserve the benefits of the procedure:
- Healthy lifestyle: Maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals that support hair health, such as biotin, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids. Staying hydrated and managing stress can also contribute to healthier hair.
- Regular PRP sessions: Depending on your healthcare provider’s recommendation, consider undergoing regular PRP sessions. Maintenance sessions help sustain the results achieved from the initial treatment.
- Avoid harmful practices: Refrain from using harsh hair products, excessive heat styling, or tight hairstyles that could damage hair follicles.
- Hair care routine: Use gentle shampoos and conditioners suitable for your hair type. It would be best if you also avoided over-washing or aggressive scrubbing of the scalp.
- Supplements: Your healthcare provider might recommend supplements or topical treatments that support hair health. Consult them before adding any new accessories to your routine.
- Monitor progress: Regularly assess the condition of your hair and scalp to identify any changes or concerns.
- Consultation: Schedule periodic follow-up consultations with your healthcare provider. They can evaluate your progress and recommend adjustments to your treatment plan.
Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Suitable for Everyone?
The suitability of PRP depends on factors such as the individual’s overall health, the specific medical condition, and the treatment goals. Thus, you are encouraged to consult with our team at Fresh Medical Aesthetics. We have relevant years of experience to determine if PRP is an appropriate option and what potential benefits it can bring you.