PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. PRP Treatment for hair loss is a very promising treatment and in certain cases has seen reversal of miniaturized hair in the vertex area of the scalp. It is extremely safe since it is drawn from the patient’s own blood centrifuged and then the concentrated platelets are injected into the affected region of the scalp. This treatment is done once a month has seen promising results from hair fall control and re-growth perspective. PRP for Hair Loss Treatment enhances the hair follicle viability by the growth factor molecules (PDGF, VEGF which promote blood vessel formation, cell replication, skin formation) present in the platelets thus reducing hair loss to some extent.
Platelet Rich plasma promotes hair growth from follicles by the action of platelet derived growth factors on the hair follicle. The platelet growth factors induce follicle to shift from a dormant state to an active state that starts the process of hair growth, enhancing the hair growth and hair thickness from the dormant follicles. Even-though PRP is an advanced treatment, growth factor results in the form of hair -loss control and hair re-growth is certainly dependent on multiple factors like grade of alopecia, underlying medical conditions, nutritional health etc. and hence a multimodality approach is preferred to get a better outcome. Earlier grades of alopecia with thinning hair respond well to PRP given monthly when combined with supplements and topical medications. Best results of this treatment have been seen as re-growth in the vertex area of the scalp.