What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) For Hair Loss?

Today, one of the things that people with hair loss complaints are most curious about is; What are the differences between hair transplantation and PRP?

Which is better? Hair Transplant or PRP?

Both hair transplants and prp are treatments that can help you grow your hair. But they are not the same. To understand the difference, we need to look at their methods.

Hair transplant is a surgery that involves removing hair follicles from the back of your head and transferring them to areas on the scalp where hair has started thinning. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), on the other hand, is a non-invasive procedure that stimulates your own hair growth by using your own blood to nourish the hair follicles at their root.

The other difference is that with hair transplants, you will need donor area for scalp tissue and scalp tissue for follicles.

With prp, you will only need to take a small amount of blood from your arm or leg.

The Procedure of PRP For Hair

To collect the blood, a small needle is inserted into a vein in your arm and the blood is withdrawn. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge machine to separate out the platelet-rich plasma. A small amount of this plasma is then injected into the balding area.

The Treatment

The treatment takes 20 to 30 minutes and can be repeated once or twice a week until you see the desired results.

PRP treatment seems a lot more promising for people who have been balding for less than 5 years and have a healthy donor zone. Doctors usually recommend PRP if the patient has been balding for less than 5 years and has a healthy donor area or donor area with minimal scarring.

The PRP procedure is performed in a doctor’s office by a doctor trained in and experienced with the procedure.

The patient is given an injection of local anesthesia and then asked to lie down on an exam table. Scalp hair is trimmed to make it easier to extract the required amount of PRP and then the doctor extracts a small sample of the patient’s blood. The blood is centrifuged and then the platelets are released into a bowl. The platelets are then mixed.

The injection is usually given in the balding areas of the scalp, with the doctor using a very fine needle. This is a procedure that is usually done in an office-based setting, and does not require an overnight stay in hospital.

Patients are advised to avoid activities that could increase bleeding for 48 hours following the injection.

Advantages of PRP;

It is a non-surgical method that takes about 30 minutes.

Disadvantages of PRP:

It requires several sessions of treatment to achieve the best result.

Injections of PRP for hair restoration are expensive and cannot be covered by some health insurance plans.

PRP treatment does NOT guarantee hair regrowth. Along with this treatment, changes that will increase hair loss, such as quitting smoking and a nutritional program fortified with vitamin D and iron, should be made.


Cosmetic Injections are one of the fastest growing segments of the beauty industry. This is because more and more people want to look younger and feel confident about their appearance.

The cosmetic industry is also booming as more people want to live life to the fullest and make the most of the years they have left.

Cosmetic Injections are not limited to injections of Botox, Collagen, or fillers.

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