PRP hair treatment, short for Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a kind of hair loss therapy that involves the draining of the person’s blood to be analyzed and processed then injected into the scalp where the person suffers from hair loss.
There are so many people who think that there is no real evidence on PRP therapy’s success. The method was used to treat injured muscle tissue and tendons in the past, but there are several clinics today that perform such procedures.
How is PRP performed?
The drawn blood is put into a centrifuge. This machine is used to separate the blood into 3 different fluids with different densities. These news layers are called:
- Platelet-Poor Plasma
- Platelet-Rich Plasma
- Red Blood Cells
Platelet-Rich Plasma is the layer that is put into the surgical syringe and injected into the areas of the scalp where the person suffers from hair loss.
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is widely preferred by those who experience massive baldness. Since it does not involve intense medication or serious incisions, it is considered the first move of those who think that there is something to be done about their thinning hair.
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy generally gives hope to balding people but it generally does not give satisfying results. It is reported that most of the people who have tried Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy end up with a hair transplantation procedure.
Are There Any Risks?
However, this kind of treatment doesn’t have serious after procedure complications. Because the whole procedure itself involves injecting your own blood into your body again.
However, there are always infection risks when it comes to receiving treatments like this. But this is rare, no serious cases have been reported by now. Heavy smokers and drinkers should avoid such treatment. If you have been diagnosed with a chronic liver or skin disease, your treatment demand might also be rejected.