Hair loss can have a major effect on the bodily image and self-esteem of any person, which is why it is today one of the most common causes of patient presentation to the dermatologist.
Among the available treatment options was noticeable therapy PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), one of the most effective methods to treat alopecia, whether temporary or long term, according to the doctor Adina Serban , dermatologist in the clinic Hebra Dermatology .
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a simple, non-adverse method, and also an adjuvant treatment especially for diffuse hair loss or telogen effluvium and androgenetic alopecia.
How to proceed
As with vampire therapy for its aesthetic benefits, and in treating hair loss, the procedure begins with blood collection from the patient. Next, the blood centrifuged, the plasma separated from the platelets and injected directly into the skin. The process is meticulous, with autologous plasma being injected through multiple scars in the scalp, with or without topical anesthesia.
“It is advisable to avoid smoking and drinking before and after treatment. Also, the patient will asked to consume many fluids before the procedure and to avoid making intense effort. Because the success of the treatment is related to the triggering of the inflammatory process. It not recommended to apply topical ice or anti-inflammatory drugs, “the dermatologist says.
Anyone experiencing hair loss is, in essence, a good candidate for PRP treatments, but patients with androgenetic alopecia, a genetic problem, tend to react the best.
“Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of baldness, affecting both women and men, the risk of developing with age. This type of alopecia genetically induced and influenced by hormones that cause gradual reduction in hair diameter, length and pigmentation, “says Dr. Adina Serban.
“The treatment options for androgenetic alopecia are quite limited, have side effects and are mainly based on minoxidil or finasteride. PRP can used as an adjunct to the above mentioned therapies or can be used as a single agent. Very good results obtained by combining PRP therapy with mesotherapy “, complements the dermatologist.
The length of the procedure depends on the treated area of the skin and can reach 30-40 minutes. Attack treatment consists of 4-6 sessions at 7-14 days, followed by maintenance treatment. Which may vary as interval, depending on how severe the disorder is. The side effects are minimal, local, consisting of redness and punctual bleeding at the time of injection.
The first result patients usually see the decrease in hair loss, followed by hair growth and long-term growth. Respecting the specialist’s recommended treatment plan and holding maintenance sessions are necessary conditions to continue stimulating growth factors.
The procedure contraindicated in the case of local, scalp or systemic infections. Also, PRP injection not recommended for epileptic conditions, malignancies, blood diseases, anticoagulation therapy, and allergic reactions to anticoagulants (sodium citrate).