Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is really a revolutionary new treatment for hair thinning. It really is versatile and can be in combination with hair surgery, or being an independent answer to hair loss. Many hair transplant surgeons happen to be using this technology in their hair replacement surgery, and since the expert presentations to around 400 surgeons with the ISHRS conference in July, additional will begin using the procedure.
PRP treatments are performed in 3 stages. First, some blood between 60-100ml is obtained from the patient and centrifuged. The fraction which contains one of the most platelets and growth factors is then removed and kept. The platelet rich fraction may be divided and one part lysed to produce more growth factors then combined with other whole-platelet factor. This extra treatment solutions are claimed to boost the effects of PRP therapy, particularly for thinning hair.
Secondly the scalp is stimulated to activate the wound healing process. This method must be activated in order to use the growth factors and platelets that PRP therapy gives. Previously PRP activation needed to be completed with just one needle. 100's of punctures should be made to the activation step, and so by using a single needle was impractical and caused the patient a lot of pain. Now, something new referred to as the Scalproller made by Nanogen is traditionally used for the activation step. The Scalproller is often a microneedle roller that uses 192 unique titanium needles to start skin towards the same depth each time, so that as it uses less pressure it reduces pain. Because Scalproller is rolled in the scalp, it saves choices time too.
Another step up the PRP process could be the re-injection in the platelet and growth factor rich fragment in to the scalp. This gives high amounts of every factor needed for healing and healthy hair growth, the factors are utilised with the stimulated cells, including hair follicles.
The stimulation and usage of high concentrations of growth factors can generate new hair growth, thicken existing growth of hair, to make hair loss transplants grow thicker and healthier. In one case an Alopecia Areata patient was treated, and PRP treatment caused hair regrowth.