Hair Transplantation with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Mesotherapy
What is hair transplantation with PRP?
PRP treatment for hair loss is a three-phase medical treatment, in which a patient’s blood is drawn, processed, and then re-injected into the scalp.
Specialists think that the injection of PRP triggers hair growth and maintains it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle, as well as increasing the thickness of the shaft. Sometimes, this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.
Is PRP required after hair transplantation?
Pre-treatment prior to transplantation and post-treatment after transplantation are helpful. The PRP gives a higher transplant take and will stimulate follicles to grow faster. It also will diminish the decrease in density by keeping your normal hair from miniaturizing.
When is PRP performed after hair transplantation?
PRP treatment should be applied on the day of the hair transplantation procedure, more accurately at the end of the day.
How long does hair transplantation take with PRP?
A PRP injection will take approximately 30 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to inject.
How many sessions of hair transplantation are applied with PRP?
Post-hair transplantation PRP should be applied once every 3–4 weeks, and a total of 3–5 sessions are enough in most cases. You may, however, gain considerable to complete relief after the third or fourth session.
Does hair transplantation with PRP hurt?
Minimal pain may be experienced, as well as pinpoint bleeding and redness during the injections, but nothing serious.
How long does it take to recover after PRP?
PRP hair treatments have very little recovery time. You can return to work immediately after your procedure. Your body will just go to work as the growth factors begin to regenerate new tissues; activate new, healthy hair follicles; and regrow hair. In fact, you will see enhanced hair growth for several months, as your body continues to produce new tissues over time.
What is the advantage of hair transplantation with PRP compared to other methods?
PRP places your own stem cells right at the hair follicles that are in need of these cells for growth. It has a proven track record for restoring hair growth in thinning hair.
Less is known about the effects of mesotherapy. Also, the "cocktail" that is used for mesotherapy is highly variable based on the practitioner and area. So, there is very little consistency with this treatment.
What is hair mesotherapy?
Hair mesotherapy is a method used to reduce hair loss and provide new hair follicle formation. Hair mesotherapy can be applied in case of hair loss or after hair transplantation. The treatment is based on the fact that most hair loss problems are caused by proper nutrient deficiency, weak blood circulation in the scalp and hormone imbalances around the hair follicle.
In our center, we use hair mesotherapy to decrease hair loss, even if to a small extent and stimulate the thinning or inactive roots. According to the condition and type of hair loss, we apply mesotherapy in 10–15-day interval sessions. We apply 10 sessions in total, and we inject the vitamin combination necessary for the hair directly into the scalp (i.e., the hair follicles). A session takes about 5 to 10 minutes. There are no social activity restrictions for the patient after the procedure. We just recommend that they do not wash the hair for a day. The patient usually does not feel pain during the procedure.