PRP (Platet-rich Plasma) is a common type of treatment that aims the acceleration of healing and growth of human tissues. It includes a few natural processes. Seperating components of human blood, for instance. PRP Treatment gains popularity for its different application areas. Here you will find the information about its applications in hair problems. Let’s find it all out in 9 questions.
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1) How Your Body Heals Itself Normally?
The blood is the main healing component of human body. Its fluidity makes it possible for blood to circulate properly. So it can carry the required ingredients to all parts of the body. That is to say, it carries particles to the area when a certain part of the body gets tissue damage. The amount of the healing components determines how fast the tissue will heal itself.
The reasons of why you lose hair has something to do with the healing system of your body. Likewise, the blood transfers the required ingredients to the scalp. As a result, the hair roots get stronger.
2) What Are Plasma And Platelets?
Human blood consists of different parts. Even though it seems like a complete fluid, it also includes solid particles inside. The fluid part of the human blood is the plasma. It gives the blood the appropriate fluidity to flow easily. In other words, it is the core ingredient that transfers the other particles through the body.
Platelets are the components of human blood that makes it possible for the tissues to get healed. Also we can say that the platelets are in charge of the healing process in human body.
We need sufficient amount of platelets in our body to get our hair roots strong and healed. Also, our body should be able to transfer the required components to our scalp easily.
3) How Does It Work?
PRP Treatment includes a few steps that needs to be done by the experts in sterile areas. At first the experts derive blood from the body. They insert it in a device that seperates the platelets from the plasma. This device uses centrifugal force to carry the seperation out. The concentrated platelet-including substance gets in a tube. The specialists apply it on to the scalp. In this way, the hair roots get the proper amount of platelets to get stronger. Therefore the possibility for hair loss gets reduced.
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4) Does The Treatment Include Medicines?
The treatment works in a completely natural way. The experts use your own blood as a treatment component. There is no need for any type of medicine throughout the process.
5) Does It Have Side Effects?
As we said, the PRP Treatment includes the person’s own blood. This actually prevents undesired reactions from the body. But applying the part of the human blood to the same person can also create some side effects. Here are the side effects that a person can experience during and after the operation.
- sensitivity on the scalp
- itchy feeling
6) When/How Often Do I Need This Treatment?
PRP Treatment for hair doesn’t have a certain frequency to stick to. Your bodily conditions will determine how often you should carry out this treatment. So you need to pay attention to the recommendations from your specialist. Also there is some general rules about the frequency of the treatment. The treatment consists of three sessions at total. You need to give 4-6 weeks of intervals between these three sessions. After that, it is generally recommended that you undergo that treatment once in 4-6 months.
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7) How Much Does It Cost?
This treatment generally doesn’t have a regular and fixed price. The price changes according to conditions of the hospital and the country. Generally the prices differ between $500 and $2000. But you should consider that you will need three treatments in a row. So it is wiser to have a complete package that includes all the sessions.
8) Does It Have Other Advantages?
Being a completely natural process, PRP also has other advantages. This advantages generally are the ones that the human body already has. Because this treatment is the promotion of the natural processses in the body.
- its benefits last longer
- provides a general regeneration for the applied area
- increases the amount of cells that works against the inflammation
- it is natural and safe
9) What Are Its Other Applications Other Than Hair Loss?
PRP has some more different application areas other than its hair applications. These areas generally are the ones that includes tissues in human body. Doctors use PRP to treat sportive problems. For instance, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee and osteoarthritis. Also chroic pain and skin problems stands amongits applications.
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