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What is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?

Many people, especially men, suffer from hair loss. It is one of the annoying problems that affect not only your appearance but also your self-confidence. To treat hair loss, many techniques tried since the 1800s. PRP therapy, also known as PRP hair restoration, is one of the solutions to hair loss problems. You will find brief information about PRP therapy in this article. 

Definition of PRP

PRP is a short version of the platelet-rich plasma that is one of the three layers of your blood. It is used to increase blood flow in your scalp and also the thickness of your hair shaft. 

PRP Hair Restoration

PRP hair restoration is a medical therapy that is usually done in three steps. It may take long four to six weeks apart. It should be noted that you should repeat the PRP therapy every four or six months to maintain the treatment. 

Step by Step PRP Therapy

As we mentioned above, PRP therapy is a three-step medical treatment. In the first step, your blood is drawn by syringe and put into a centrifuge. The centrifuge will spin rapidly to separate your blood into three layers. 

In the second step, your blood will be separated into three layers as following after 10 minutes in the centrifuge. 

  • platelet-rich plasma
  • platelet-poor plasma
  • red blood cells

In the last step, platelet-rich plasma AKA PRP will be drawn into a syringe and injected into your scalp to increase blood flow and the thicknesses of the hair shaft. 

The bottom line, although there is no enough study to prove whether PRP is an efficient way to treat hair loss, many experts related to hair loss treatments believe this therapy. 

You can find more information about hair loss treatments and hair transplant methods on our blog. You can also get more information from our doctors by filling out the form above.

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