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Source: Bioengineering, 2021
After taking blood from the patient, the healthcare provider then uses a medical device called a centrifuge to extract the plasma from the blood and concentrate it in a solution called “platelet-rich plasma.”
In the context of hair loss, the doctor then draws the PRP into a syringe, applies a pain-blocking topical anesthetic, and injects it into the patient’s scalp.
From there, PRP begins its work to stimulate hair regrowth. Coming up, we’ll survey what the clinical literature says about PRP therapy’s effectiveness for reversing hair loss.
Concentrated plasma has extensive (and often life-saving) medical benefits when used therapeutically:
“Along with water, salt, and enzymes, plasma also contains important components. These include antibodies, clotting factors, and the proteins albumin and fibrinogen… These parts can then be concentrated into various products. These products are then used as treatments that can help save the lives of people suffering from burns, shock, trauma, and other medical emergencies.”
The versatile and powerful healthcare applications of plasma have earned it the title of “the gift of life” from some doctors.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair loss
In addition to usefulness in emergency triage, plasma extraction is also beneficial for reversing hair loss:
“Doctors typically use [platelet-rich plasma therapy] when hair loss results from androgenetic alopecia, a common condition that causes hair follicles to shrink. In males, this is called male pattern baldness… Although PRP is a relatively new approach, there is some scientific evidence to suggest that it can promote hair growth.”
Researchers conducting a meta-analysis (a systematic review of 132 papers) found widespread evidence that PRP reduces hair loss and thickens hair:
“Subcutaneous injection of PRP is likely to reduce hair loss, increase hair diameter and density in patients with androgenic alopecia.”
PRP therapy carries minimal risk of side effects because the technology utilizes the patient’s own blood plasma.
Patients receiving therapy may require up to three treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
The major benefit of PRP therapy to treat hair loss, aside from the fact that it’s proven to work, is that it’s a non-surgical treatment, so there’s no extensive recovery period required – just a simple outpatient procedure that can be completed in as little as 30 minutes.
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