Hair loss remains a distressing and widespread issue around the world. Fortunately, hair experts continue to innovate effective methods of treating symptoms.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is an emerging non-surgical hair treatment technique that naturally stimulates hair growth by enhancing blood supply through the scalp. The process involves a three-step approach, with each treatment spaced 4-6 weeks apart and requiring follow-up maintenance every 4-6 months.

Step 1: Blood Extraction

Sufferers should share their existing health conditions and lifestyle choices with hair care specialists before going ahead with PRP treatment. Specialists do not recommend PRP for individuals with a recent history of heavy smoking, drug abuse, and the use of blood thinners. PRP might also cause complications in individuals with chronic or acute illnesses such as cancer, sepsis, and metabolic disorders.

Treatment begins with applying a topical numbing cream (i.e., lidocaine solution) along the area (usually the arm) for blood extraction to facilitate a smooth and pain-free process.

Step 2: Blood Separation

Specialists deposit the vials of collected blood into a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins rapidly to separate blood into three subcomponents: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The whole separation process takes an estimated 10-15 minutes.

PRP works through the isolation and concentration of platelet-rich plasma samples. When re-introduced into the scalp, these plasma solutions triggers cell growth in follicles and gradually increase hair thickness and strength.

Step 3: Scalp Treatment

PRP treatment’s final step involves drawing the concentrated platelet-rich plasma via a syringe and directly injecting it into the scalp, which resets natural hair growth cycles.

While PRP haircare treatment is currently in its early stages, researchers continue to fine-tune the process toward developing it as a mainstream solution to hair loss. The procedure has shown remarkable success in treating androgenetic alopecia (male-patterned baldness), a genetic condition that affects millions worldwide.

A growing number of hair treatment options like PRP therapy can help sufferers regain confidence, cope better, and reverse their hair conditions toward optimizing their quality of life.

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