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How Successful Is The PRP Treatment?

Are you seriously worried about hair loss problems? Guess what you are not alone. Permanent hair loss or balding can cause some serious self-esteem issues in individuals. In recent years, the PRP hair loss treatment has proven to be an exemplary treatment that helps you regrow your hair. Let’s delve deep into the topic and find out the success rate of this treatment.

Little About PRP Treatment

There are various hair loss treatments with varying levels of success based on solid science backing them. One such treatment is called the PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment. Platelet-rich plasma is drawn from your blood and is injected in those areas on the scalp that is experiencing hair loss. The PRP stimulates the dead or inactive follicles and makes them active again.

PRP Hair Loss Treatment Process

 PRP Treatment Is Done In Three Simple Steps

  • Step 1: The blood is collected and transferred in a centrifuge. And it remains in the centrifuge for about 10 minutes
  • Step 2: The blood gets separated into three layers. Out of the three only Platelet Rich Plasma is used in this treatment
  • Step 3: Then the plasma is injected into the patient’s scalp in the area where the hair is thinning

Multiple experiments have been conducted with the PRP hair loss treatments, the scientists still believe that this treatment is still at its infant stage.

Can The PRP Treatment Stimulate Hair Growth? 

A study conducted in 2014 on 11 volunteers with androgenic alopecia found that injecting 2 to 3 cubic centimeter of PRP into the scalp every 2 to 3 weeks increased the number of hair follicles from 71 to 93. Experts have argued that the study was too small to be conclusive but it surely shows the growth rate of hair follicles after the treatment was done at regular intervals. 

Again in 2015, a study was conducted on 50 volunteers with hair thinning and premature balding problems. And like the previous study, it showed some improvements and hair growth. In addition to this, the hair roots were stronger after the treatment. This experiment helped in strengthening the fact that PRP treatment helps in hair growth.

In 2019 another research team decided to study more about PRP hair loss treatment and compare it with another hair treatment. Each group experimented on 20 people, one with minoxidil injection another with PRP injections. The results clearly showed that the PRP injection performed better than the minoxidil. This study pointed out an important detail, the level of blood platelet in the body can affect the quality of the plasma. 

Despite the results showing that PRP can stimulate hair growth, researchers still do not consider this conclusive enough. So why the hype? PRP is considered to have proteins that are believed will encourage hair growth and stimulate hair follicles.

Is PRP Treatment The Permanent Solution To Hair Loss?

An article published at Healthy Tips indicated that one-time PRP treatment is not the solution for hair loss. The treatment has to be done every 2 to 3 months to see results. And then only once a year for a check-up.

Do The PRP Hair Loss Treatment Have Any Major Side Effects?

The plasma used in this treatment is drawn from your blood which reduces the chances of any major side effects. However, patients may experience tenderness in the scalp or headache in the area where the plasma was injected. These side effects are benign and tend to go away within a day or two.

Can The Treatment Be Done On Everyone?

PRP hair loss treatment is believed to be safe and does not cause any major side effects but still, the doctors go through the patient’s medical history and conduct a few tests before the therapy.

After various researches, it is believed that it is only effective on people with high blood platelets so the doctor does check your platelet count before carrying on with this.

Doctors mainly recommend against PRP hair loss treatment if: 

  • The platelet count is low
  • If the person is a heavy smoker
  • Is/Was an alcoholic 

You might also be exempted from PRP if you have been diagnosed with:

  •  Cancer
  • Chronic liver problem
  • Any kind of serious skin diseases
  • Metabolic Disorder
  • Low platelet count and many more.

Not every treatment can be done on everyone, PRP treatment also has its restrictions. But it can still be called a safe and effective treatment looking at its success rate with androgenic alopecia.

Takeaway

Trusted customers have shared various before and after PRP therapy pictures which strengthens the fact that this treatment helps solve androgenic alopecia. The researchers have still not considered the treatment to be conclusive but repeated it has been proved that this PRP hair loss treatment is effective in fighting androgenic alopecia and can trigger hair growth. 

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