Injection of PRP into the hair
The PRP platelet rich plasma is a technique widely used in various fields of medicine (healing of tendons, osteoarthritis treatment, and bone preparation before dental implants).
The principle is to retrieve a patient’s blood sample after centrifugation; the plasma rich in growth factors is then reinjected into the affected area. Various studies have shown conclusive results in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in men and women.
The PRP sampling technique
Platelets are small cells that contain growth factors. Injecting PRP platelets from the patient’s own blood may stimulate hair growth.
For the PRP (platelet rich plasma), a patient’s blood sample is run through a centerfuge to separate the different blood components. The supernatant or platelet-rich plasma is fed back to the syringe into the treatment site.
The method of injecting PRP into the scalp
The PRP platelets are isolated from the patient’s blood to be injected into the dermis of the scalp.
This superficial and virtually painless local treatment does not contain any drugs and is therefore not capable of causing significant side effects.
The purpose and effects of PRP injection into the scalp
Injecting PRP into the scalp can sometimes stabilize the androgenetic hair loss and in some cases seamlessly stimulate the growth of fine hair to become thicker..
This process is mostly used as a treatment for androgenetic alopecia. After local anesthesia of the scalp, the PRP is injected superficially in the areas to be treated. The resumption of social and professional activities is possible immediately after the injection.
With a digital camera, the first evaluation, 3 months later, usually shows an increase in the number of hairs per square centimeter (hair density) and an increase in the diameter of the hair, giving the effect of regrowth.