Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a promising new hair loss therapy. It is flexible and can be used for hair transplantation surgery or as an independent hair thinning procedure. This technology is now used by many hair transplant surgeons in their hair replacement surgery. Visit Los Angeles PRP for Hair Loss.
In 3 levels, PRP therapy is done. Next, the patient is given a quantity of blood between 60-100 ml and centrifuged. And the fraction containing the most platelets and growth factors is removed and retained. It is possible to split the platelet rich fraction and one section is lysed to release further growth factors then combined with the other whole platelet factor. It is believed that this additional treatment improves the effects of PRP therapy, especially for hair loss.
Second, in order to enable the wound healing process, the scalp is stimulated. In order to use the growth factors and platelets that PRP therapy provides, this phase needs to be triggered. PRP activation was previously expected to be completed with a single needle. For the activation stage, 100’s of punctures are required, and so using a single needle was inefficient and caused considerable amounts of pain for the patient. Now, for the activation phase, a new product called the Scalproller developed by Nanogen is widely used. The Scalproller is a microneedle roller that uses 192 unique titanium needles at all times to open the skin to the same depth, causing less discomfort as it uses less pressure. It also saves the surgeon time as the Scalproller is rolled over the scalp.
The re-injection of the platelet and growth factor rich fragment into the scalp is the third step in the PRP method. The factors used by the stimulated cells, like hair follicles, are high levels of any factor required for healing and healthy hair growth.
It has been shown that stimulation and access to high concentrations of growth factors generates new hair growth, thickens existing hair growth, and makes hair transplants thicker and healthier. An Alopecia Areata patient was treated in one case, and PRP therapy caused hair regrowth.