Rich Plasma platelet, or PRP, is a groundbreaking modern hair loss therapy. This is flexible and may be combined in hair transplantation treatments, or as an alternative hair thinning procedure. Many hair transplant surgeons are already using this technology in their hair replacement surgery and since the expert presentations at the ISHRS conference in July to more than 400 surgeons, many more will soon begin using the procedure. Learn more about PRP For Hair Loss NYC.
The PRP treatment is carried out in three stages. Initially, blood is collected from the patient and centrifuged from 60-100ml. The fraction which contains the majority of platelets and growth factors is then removed and maintained. The fraction rich in platelets may be separated, and one portion lysed to release further growth factors then mixed with the other component of the entire platelet. This extra care, especially for hair loss, is believed to improve the results of PRP therapy.
Secondly, activates the scalp to enable the mechanism of wound healing. This process has to be activated to take advantage of the growth factors and platelets that PRP therapy provides. PRP activation had previously to be completed with a single needle. For the activation step 100’s of punctures are necessary, so using a single needle was impractical and caused significant amounts of pain for the patient. Currently, the activation stage is commonly utilized for a new device named the Nanogen-manufactured Scalproller.
The Scalproller is a microneedle roller which every time uses 192 specific titanium needles to expand the skin to the same extent, and because it requires less pressure, it causes less pain. When the Scalproller passes along the scalp it often saves time for the surgeon.
The third step in the PRP process is to re-inject the rich scalp fragment into the platelet and growth factor. This provides high levels of every factor needed for healing and healthy hair growth, and stimulated cells, including hair follicles, use the factors.
It has been shown that stimulation and access to high concentrations of growth factors will generate new hair growth, thicken existing hair growth and make hair transplants thicker and healthier. In one instance a woman with Alopecia Areata was diagnosed, and hair regrowth caused by PRP therapy.