What Is Plasma Hair Treatment?
Plasma hair treatment (PRP) or platelet-rich plasma treatment is a treatment applied to stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth. This treatment is not a hair transplant and the results can change among people. The purpose of this treatment is to stimulate and accelerate hair growth areas.
In this treatment, the blood of the patients is used. It is believed that our blood contains various health components. One of these components is platelet-rich plasma. By separating this platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood serum, this plasma can be used in hair loss treatments.
Is Plasma Hair Treatment Hair Transplant?
Actually, plasma hair treatment is not a hair transplant. Because in this treatment, hair grafts are not collected or there is no implanting procedure. Rather, this treatment supports hair transplants in some cases.
This treatment can be offered separately or combined with a hair transplant. In mild hair loss situations, platelet-rich plasma can be used as an alternative treatment. Also, this treatment can support the new hair grafts implanted in the donor area after the hair transplant operation. This treatment is especially popular among people who are experience thinning in their hair. The plasma can increase the strength of hair strands and may help to prevent hair loss.
How Successful Is Plasma Hair Treatment?
There are different opinions regarding the success of platelet-rich plasma treatment. In some patients, this treatment showed significant improvement. Injected plasma stimulated hair growth and their hair density increased.
However, compared to hair transplant, it is hard to present an exact success rate percentage. This method is a good option to support hair transplant and help treat hair thinning. Since the blood is taken from the patient, there is no risk of allergies or any adverse side effects. Patients who are afraid of a hair transplant operation can first try this treatment to see some results.