The PRP method was not initially used in hair loss clinics, but today its usefulness has been recognized and it is often used either alone or in addition to hair transplantation procedures such as the FUE. You can find out more about the PRP method which is completed at such places as the Vera Clinic in Turkey, where it also can be done as a separate non-surgical treatment for hair loss.
The idea behind using the PRP is to increase the healing and repair of cells and tissues that are damaged. The platelets found in blood plasma are an essential part of wound healing since they help to form clots in the body when there is an injury to a blood vessel.
They are tiny cells that are also called thrombocytes which rush to a place of injury where they clump together and trigger a number of other molecular mechanisms to occur which all work together to form a clot and stop the bleeding.
Growth factors and the PRP
There are several growth factors that are found in blood plasma including platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF). Three other factors that are present and useful are insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), epidermal growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).
The PDGF helps to control the division and growth of cells and the insulin-like growth factor has been shown to trigger the production of cells during hair follicle growth and development.
The epidermal growth factor (EGF) is important in acting on the root of the hair and on epidermal cells of the skin. The VEFG is a molecule that is of great importance in hair follicle development and occurs in the keratinocyte cells of follicles. This factor also stimulates the growth and development of the blood supply surrounding hair follicles.
These growth factors help hair by increasing the growth and development of follicles and also increase the blood supply to cells that are crucial in skin and hair growth.
What scientific evidence is there for PRP being effective?
Scientific studies completed on using PRP along with the FUE method of hair transplantation have yielded positive results. In fact, many people who have both procedures have experienced less shock loss of hair and an increased density of hair growing back after a couple of months.
Researchers do suggest that more studies need to be done on the exact mechanisms involved in how the PRP works since this could provide more refinements on how the procedure is done and used for hair loss treatments in the future.
Some hair loss clinics suggest that PRP therapy should be done every few months in order to get the best results. It is also a good idea to make sure that you are healthy when you go to have the PRP injections done. The PRP is not a painful procedure and does not take long to do. There is also little to worry about since it uses your own blood plasma. for more details, you can check out https://www.veraclinic.net/blog-en/everything-you-want-to-know-about-prp-hair-treatment/