The PRP technology was first developed in the 1970s and was first used in Italy in 1987 in an open heart surgery procedure. The PRP therapy began to gain popularity in the mid 1990’s. Since then it has been applied in several medical fields such as cosmetic surgery, dentistry, medicine sports, hair transplantation and pain management. The number of revised publications, studying the effectiveness of the PRP has increased dramatically since 2007.
From the year 2009, there are two approved PRP preparation methods. Both procedures involve collecting the patient’s blood before being subjected to two centrifugation steps, TruPRP and PurePRP designed to separate the PRP aliquot from platelet-poor plasma and red blood cells. In human been, the typical number of platelet in the blood is approximately 200,000 per μl; The therapeutic PRP concentrates platelets approximately five times. Today there is already a wide variability in the production of PRP by various equipment and concentration techniques.
The first experiments of PRP in hair transplantation have been done in 2005. Years later, the growing number of published studies verified that this therapy, previously proven in other fields of medicine is able to stop the process of hair loss, stabilize the thinning of the hair, stimulate thickening using the blood cells themselves. Finally, the continuous application of this therapy in the hair transplantation began from the years 2012-2014.
Our hair clinic – following the professional guidelines – works with a protocol where the patient at least once during the transplant of his hair, receives this additional therapy, since with this, it is possible to increase the rate of growth of the hair after the intervention and also provide the highest survival rate of transplanted hairs.
Advantages as an independent treatment
- Strengthens hair thinning of the existing hair and the diameter increases
- Safe, non-allergenic process, use of own material, so there is no rejection
- One month after the treatment, the hair loss stops
- Less fat and less dandruff on the scalp through revitalization
- Two therapies are recommended in the first month. Three months after the second therapy, the darkening of the hair will be experienced already and when it is touched it is more dense too.
Advantages in hair transplantation
- Reduces the sensitivity of the surgical field during the procedure and during the postoperative period.
- Helps to avoid possible surgical complications.
- Promotes and accelerates the adhesion of transplanted grafts.
- Reduces redness after surgery.
- The healing of wounds and the regeneration of tissues is faster.
- After surgery, less hair is lost.
- With the regeneration of the transplanted hair follicles, the final result will be achieved much faster.
Advantages in skin rejuvenation
This procedure effectively rejuvenates the face, neck, décolletage and skin of the hands. The result is spectacular and natural. The PRP regeneration system has a very intensive rejuvenation effect. Growth factors released by the platelets in the treated area will trigger cell proliferation, protein synthesis, collagen and elastin fibers will make the dry, opaque and pale skin, flexible and youthful again. Wrinkles and skin defects diminish or are suppressed, skin wrinkles are relieved, flabby skin gets stronger and the skin tone improves.
The therapy at our clinic is preceded by a specialist examination on which the physician informs the patient about the treatment, expected outcome, and all relevant information.
In order to achieve the desired result, 3 treatments are recommended within a 6 months period, after which it is suggested renewing the treatment annually.
The PRP injection process
- Blood collection.
- The PRP extract from the blood.
- Reinjection of the PRP to the skin.
Contraindications of PRP hair loss treatment
- Anticoagulant therapy
- Chronic infections
- Platelet dysfunction syndrome
- Autoimmune diseases
Hair Transplantation Clinic – Specialist in Hair Implants & Graft
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