PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy is a medical treatment that involves injecting a concentration of platelets derived from the patient’s own blood into the affected area. PRP therapy is used to treat various medical conditions, including hair loss.
PRP therapy for hair loss involves injecting platelets into the scalp to stimulate hair growth in areas where hair follicles have become miniaturized or inactive, resulting in thinning or balding areas. The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate hair growth and repair damaged hair follicles.
While PRP therapy has shown promising results in some clinical studies for treating hair loss, its effectiveness in growing hair on bald areas may be limited. PRP therapy is most effective when used in the early stages of hair loss when the hair follicles are still present but inactive. In advanced cases of hair loss where the hair follicles have completely disappeared, PRP therapy may not be effective. However in some cases, PRP treatment has been shown to promote the growth of new hair follicles on balding scalps, leading to increased hair density and improved overall hair health. However, the success of the treatment may depend on a number of factors, including the age and gender of the patient, the extent of their hair loss, and the underlying cause of their hair loss.
Additionally, PRP therapy is typically used as a part of a comprehensive hair loss treatment plan, which may include medications, topical treatments, and lifestyle changes. The success of the treatment may depend on the underlying cause of the hair loss, as well as the patient’s individual response to the therapy.