Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, best known as PRP has come up as one of the revolutionary cutting-edge technologies to treat hair loss. The specialist takes a little amount of blood of your own body which is then treated in a centrifuge to get only the enriched cells or platelets (PRP). The growth protein is then injected into bald areas with a special micro needle. This is the introduction of the treatment. People are curious to learn more about this. Therefore, the social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are flooded with many questions related to the treatment.
Let’s find out the hot questions on plasma-rich platelet therapy for hair loss.
Who is the right candidate for the therapy?
PRP is like an introduction therapy which is recommended to both male and female baldness who are facing bald spots, androgenic alopecia or alopecia areata. Usually, candidates with a fresh history of baldness can see positive signs because their hair follicles are still alive and need growth nutrients to grow back.
Will the therapy work if I lost complete hair?
Unfortunately, the program is not meant for people who have lost complete hair. By the time they lose all hair, the growing phase will be almost lost (hair follicles may die). PRP works on bald patches by increasing the growing phase, reducing the fall and reversing thinning to fuller hair.
How many treatment sessions do I need?
PRP therapy can be repeated every 1-2 months and usually, 3-4 settings are sufficient. Though, in some cases, maintenance therapy is recommended in once a year or more frequently considering the severity.
How much time can it take to see the visible results?
The visible results in form of new hair growth can be noticed after 3-4 months if you follow all the instructions of your physician related to the treatment. Further improvement is noticed in the subsequent months.
Can the therapy combine with LLLT?
Combining the two non-surgical hair re-growth therapies can offer strong and fuller hair. It can increase the chance of hair growth again because PRP provides essential proteins to follicles and LLLT improves the blood flow to the scalp and helps get oxygen to the follicles to find growth.
Can PRP therapy be combined with hair transplant?
Many hair restoration specialists have found PRP as an essential part of before, during and after a hair transplant. It is because the therapy has the ability to decrease hair loss, increase the thickness of existing hair, and re-grow hair. Specialists believe that it is a breakthrough because it speeds up the healing process of any procedure that disrupts the epidermis.
Are there any contraindications or other factors that make people ineligible for the treatment?
Candidates should consult the specialist to learn what results they could get from PRP treatment for hair in various areas of the scalp. Different areas of the scalp may respond differently, depending on the number of weak hair follicles present in each zone. The scalp locations where severe depletion of follicles has occurred may not be cured. Certain conditions like platelet disorders, active severe infection, chronic liver disease or anticoagulation therapy would make PRP contraindicated. The recent history of treatment with steroid and smoking may contraindicate. Talk to your physician regarding this.