PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment for male pattern baldness is a three-advance restorative treatment in which an individual's blood is drawn, handled, and after that infused into the scalp. The procedure can trigger characteristic hair development by expanding blood supply to the hair follicle and expanding the thickness of the hair shaft.PRP therapy procedure includes three steps-
Your blood is drawn - typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
- Platelet-poor plasma
- Red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
1. Your blood test will be drawn by a certified healthcare professional.
2. The sample will be put into a rotator. This is a machine that turns around in all respects rapidly, making the blood parts isolated. The partition procedure takes around 15 minutes.
3. A technologist will take the isolated plasma to set it up for infusion into the influenced zone.
A total volume of 8-10 cc PRP was injected in the scalp by using an insulin syringe. The treatment was repeated every two weeks, for a total of four times. The outcome was assessed after 3 months by clinical examination, macroscopic photos, hair pull test and patient's overall satisfaction.
Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. AVOID saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment. AVOID vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment. AVOID alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for 3 days after treatment.
- Hair growth
Studies found that PRP have a positive effect on male and female pattern hair loss without major adverse side effects. However, you may experience minimal pain, pinpoint bleeding, and redness when the injections are being delivered.