PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. the fundamental idea at work behind this treatment is rather simple – the platelet present in your blood is used to treat Androgenetic Alopecia, PRP hair treatment is formed when red blood cells and a portion of white blood cells are eliminated from the plasma and platelets. The end result is a rich concentration of platelets in the plasma.
The PRP process is initiated by drawing a small blood sample of 30 to 60cc from the patient. This blood sample is then spun in a centrifuge that creates the concentrated PRP. After this, the PRP is injected in the areas of the scalp where treatment is required. Local anesthesia is usually administered to numb the scalp region for sensation of pain. The entire procedure is complete under an hour from start to finish.
Platelets can cause growth of hair follicles through stimulation of the stem cells as well as other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These platelets are multipurpose as they promote healing, response to injury and formation of new cellular growth, accelerate the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration. However, the prime purpose of using PRP in restoring hair is to make the inactive or newly implanted hair follicles to enter the growth phase.PRP therapy is conducted under expert guidance and by specialized professionals. At Berkowits you will find such professionals who are adept at performing this therapy since many years.
While it is known to stop hair loss it can also reverse the miniaturization of the hair caused by androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. Multiple sessions (3-4 sessions) are recommended.This is not a surgical procedure, it is a non-invasive procedure which leaves no scar. The blood is extracted is much lesser than the amount that is generally extracted in blood donation camps. It is also done under a topical anesthesia and therefore does not hurt.