PRP – Hair loss
Androgenic baldness or alopecia, of genetic and hereditary cause, is a common condition. The hair falls out because the follicles or roots lose their strength.
Baldness affects up to two-thirds of men of caucasian origin between the ages of 35 and 40 and affects women to a lesser extent (around 30% before menopause).
In men, baldness begins with the gradual receding of the forehead line, followed by more or less extensive loss of hair above the head. In women, it manifests itself rather by a gradual and diffuse decrease in hair density over the entire head. The frontal line is usually little affected while the parting line will appear sparser.
PRP (Plasma Rich in Platelets)hair restauration treatments consist of multiple superficial injections into the scalp of micro drops of PRP serum where bathe the blood platelets responsible for activating a cascade of cell regeneration aimed at strengthening the hair follicles. Indeed, once injected under the skin, the platelets release very powerful growth factors which act at the level of the follicles of the hair to stimulate their development and slow down the loss and thinning of the hair.
For the right candidates, a PRP series of treatments may improve the quality of the hair (an improvement in texture, thickness, density and pigment can be noticed 2-3 months after the last treatment). Results tend to be more noticeable especially if the baldness is at an initial stage as it is then still possible to reverse its process. It is therefore very important not to wait until the stage of baldness is too advanced in order to maximize the success of a PRP treatment. In general, treatment is recommended within 5 years of the first signs of thinning or hair loss.
PRP treatment is for anyone suffering from a mild to moderate stage of androgenetic alopecia (hereditary baldness) or wishing to improve the quality of their hair in general.
Any patient undergoing a hair transplant is also a candidate for this treatment, which will be carried out during surgery and as a maintenance treatment to improve the survival rate of the grafts and stimulate their regrowth more quickly.
The first step is to perform a simple blood draw during which one or two small tubes of blood are taken by the nurse at the clinic on the day of your treatment.
These tubes are then placed in a special centrifuge which, in a few minutes, will separate the serum (or plasma) from other unwanted components of the blood (white and red blood cells). Platelets, which are the essential component of treatment with PRP, remain in suspension in the serum. This serum enriched with platelets is then gently withdrawn and reinjected into areas of baldness using a very sophisticated injector device which allows the painless injection of the PRP.
Our PRP protocol requires a first series of 4 sessions carried out at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks. The results will be visible after approximately 2 to 3 months following the last treatment in the series. In some cases, 2 additional treatments are necessary at the marks of 2-3 months for optimal results.
What to expect
In men, treatment will be accompanied by medication and medical monitoring to maximize the chances of success of the treatment.
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