Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a treatment procedure that uses your tissue cells healing capacity to treat and regrow your thinning hair loss. The science of this treatment begins when a small amount of your own blood is extracted and placed in a closed system centrifuge. Inside the centrifuge, platelet-rich plasma is separated from the whole blood. The separated platelet rich plasma is mixed with a cellular regeneration product and is thereafter injected into the designated scalp treatment area.
PRP Therapy actually uses your body's own stem cells. Your blood already contains these cells and associated growth factors. Growth factors promote the healing process and tissue regeneration that influences regrowth. Platelets stimulate your hair follicle regrowth when applied on your scalp treatment areas where hair loss is taking place. Platelets in turn accelerate the hair follicle tissue regeneration process. As regeneration activity begins, new follicular cell formation and regrowth occur.
It's important for you to understand how the process works and what you have to do to make this work for you once you begin the program. You'll be given a series of 3 to 4 treatments. Each of those treatments are specifically given to you on a three-weeks apart basis. Each treatment is followed by a maintenance program of one PRP treatment every six months. The reason why the maintenance programs are scheduled as such is because androgenetic alopecia is responsible for your genetic inheritance.
It's important for you to understand that in your case, your hair pattern could be promoting a negative regeneration effect on your hair follicles, and that explains your genetic inheritance. If you terminate your PRP Therapy in the future, the positive regrowth benefit you expected from your treatment may very well be lost. Make sure that you follow the instructions you receive from your therapist and keep your appointments.
Find Out If You Are A good Candidate
One important thing that you should do at first, before making plans for platelet rich plasma treatment, is to find out whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you have a fairly large amount of hair still on your scalp, you could be a good candidate. It would be helpful for you to consult with your primary care physician and learn about the status of your hormonal levels.
If you have active hormonal imbalances, however, and also autoimmune diseases, you might not be a good candidate for PRP hair therapy. Hormone imbalances and autoimmune diseases may already be contributing to your hair loss. Definitely have your physician do a full panel of blood work that includes testosterone levels, thyroid function, as well as iron levels testing, before deciding whether PRP would be the right choice for your hair regrowth. Contact a PRP hair treatment service for more information.