What is PRP hair restoration therapy?

What is PRP hair restoration therapy?

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PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is an innovative, non-surgical treatment option for both men and women needing stimulation of hair growth. This state-of-the-art, all-natural procedure is used to address hair loss or thinning caused by androgenic alopecia (common baldness). The process involves drawing a sample of the patient’s own blood, processing it to concentrate the PRP growth factors, and then injecting it into the scalp to encourage natural hair growth. 

Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and blood products that include essential growth factors which assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Medical literature from Europe and the United States supports the safety and efficacy of PRP therapy. 

The primary goal of PRP in hair restoration is to activate dormant or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase.

What is Involved in the Treatment?

The procedure begins with the doctor taking a small sample of blood, which is then processed in a centrifuge to isolate the enriched cells or platelets (PRP). A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the scalp in the areas to be treated. The PRP, which includes essential growth proteins, is then injected into the scalp using a special micro-needle. 

The entire process takes about 45 minutes. Typically, three sessions are required, each spaced two months apart. Maintenance treatments are recommended every six months to a year, depending on individual needs.

In addition to PRP therapy, the use of Minoxidil and DHT blockers is recommended. PRP hair restoration therapy can be used alone to promote hair growth or in combination with hair transplant or restoration surgery.

Does it Really Work?

PRP is an emerging non-surgical therapy that shows promise for stimulating natural hair follicle growth in cases of thinning hair. Although larger clinical studies are still pending, existing medical literature reports many optimistic results. For instance, one recent study involving 100 patients undergoing PRP hair restoration showed a 30% increase in hair density at three months following treatment.

The life cycle of a hair follicle lasts from 2 to 8 years and includes four stages: anagen (growth phase), catagen (regression phase), telogen (resting phase), and exogen (shedding phase). Since new hair only grows during the anagen phase, it may take a few months after your PRP treatment to see new hair growth.

What Does it Cost?

The cost of PRP hair restoration therapy varies depending on the size of the area being treated, ranging from smaller balding areas like the vertex of the scalp, temple areas, or frontal hairline, to a full scalp treatment. For more detailed information on PRP hair restoration therapy, contact Dr. Chirag Kotecha at Refine Skin and Body Clinic in Uganda.

Experience the potential of PRP therapy to naturally rejuvenate your hair and regain your confidence. Schedule a consultation today to explore how PRP hair restoration therapy can work for you.

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