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PRP Hair
Treatment
For
Controlling
Hair Loss
Procedure And
Benefits
Meenakshi Rana

WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA
PRP Hair Loss Therapy is a non-invasive hair loss treatment in which a mixture of PRP (Platelet Rich
Plasma) is growth injected factors into the patient's scalp provide strength to the miniaturized hair follicles
and make them healthier. The major role that platelets play is that they help in the clotting of blood.
Besides, hundreds of proteins called growth factors are also contained in platelets that are imperative for
the healing of injuries.
PRP is nothing but plasma with a greater concentration of platelets what is typically found in blood. The
increase in concentration of platelets and hence, the growth factors can be 5 to 10 times greater (or
richer) than usual. In order to develop a PRP preparation patient's blood is drawn and the platelets are
separated from other blood cells. The concentration of platelets is increased through a process called
centrifugation. After the completion of this process, the increased concentration of platelet is added to the
remaining blood.

PRP Factors
Blood is composed primarily of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Platelets and Plasma. These
Platelets are small disk shaped cells within the blood that are rich in several growth factors like


Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)



Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)



Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)



Insulin Like Growth Factor



Insulin Like Growth Factor 2



Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)



Epidermal growth factor (EGF)



Interleukin 8



Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)



Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF)



Bioactive Proteins



Cytokines
These platelets have the power of accelerating the healing of wounds and are potentially viable in
promoting the growth rate of hair follicles. The separation process of platelets from blood is done with 2
stages of centrifugation, after which the solid form of platelets is injected or sprayed directly on scalp.

HOW PRP TREATMENT WORKS?
Platelets can cause growth of hair follicles through stimulation of the stem cells as well as other cells in
the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These platelets are multipurpose as they promote healing,
response to injury and formation of new cellular growth, accelerate the rate and degree of tissue healing
and regeneration. However, the prime purpose of using PRP in restoring hair is to make the inactive or
newly implanted hair follicles to enter the growth phase.
PRP therapy is conducted under expert guidance and by specialized professionals. At Berkowits you will
find such professionals who are adept at performing this therapy since many years.

PRP for treating Hair Loss
Hair follicle’s structure and its characteristics are complex. Its growth is regulated through various stages
(Anagen à Catagen à Telogen àAnagen). Growth factors like PDGF, EGF, TGF, FGF, VEGF and etc play
a fundamental role in the life cycle of follicle by controlling the active phase and inducing Catagen and
Telogen phase.

PRP in Hair Transplantation
The use of PRP during the Hair transplantation process is merited at different levels: Strengthening a
poor donor and non transplanted area, increase the transplanted graft yield rate, reduce graft transaction
rate and healing of wounds from the donor and recipient area. Normally in maximum cases, calcium
chloride and thrombin is activated with PRP before bathing the treated area. Thus, the growth factors
increase the yield of newly transplanted follicles. At Berkowits Hair & Skin Clinic, it has been observed
that the transplanted grafts which were activated with PRP have an increased yield rate of 15.5% than as
compared to non activated grafts.

The research studies done on understanding the fundamentals of PRP still need to verify the efficacy.
However, it has been always vouched that PRP hair treatment has a preventive effect on hair disorder.
Moreover, its use with Hair Transplant accelerates healing and should increase the graft yield.
More Hair Treatment Options For Hair Loss At Berkowits:
1. Hair Transplant

2. Hair Replacement

3. Hair Wig

4. At Home Treatments

5. PRP Treatment For Hair Loss


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