Nowadays, most of the hair transplant Clinics commercially propagate that the PRP, an acronym of the ‘Platelet-Rich Plasma’ is an alternate of the hair transplant procedure, but it is NOT right as it can only control the hair loss to some extent when a patient is underage for getting the restoration procedure. There is a limitation to use it or apply for controlling the hair loss and just embarked as a controlling treatment to hair thinning. The PRP session is allowed to that patient who is underage and not eligible to get the hair transplant procedure or a candidate having only the NW grade I or II baldness in order to control the further loss but only with the repeated session. The PRP option of treating the hair loss problem is like taking or regularizing the medications, which needs to take repeatedly to control the problem or disease. It is recommended by the Doctor that the PRP must be continued with the repeated sittings at an interval of minimum 3 months to get an effect of the session.
The cost of the PRP sessions categorized in the higher budget cost option as compared to the hair transplant cost because of the need of it repeated session.
What is PRP
The science of PRP is all based on the components of blood that are injected to the non-growing area and that injection contains the plasma, a concentrated growth factor, which encourages the healing response. The RBC (red blood cells) that’s made up of 93% red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, and 1% platelets & Plasma. The platelets are extremely important to our health as it induces the connective tissue to grow and making them vital to injury recovery. It allows blood to clot when secretion of blood due to injury and heals them faster on the wounded area. So, the platelets have a crucial role in the overall health of the body both internally & externally. In the process of PRP session, the platelets of blood are separated from the other components of the blood in a maximum number with lowering the red blood cells by the process of centrifugation. The centrifugal force, speed, and temperature of the centrifugation, as well as planning of the PRP injection, affects the PRP result for which a good Doctor is required with many years of experience.
The PRP Solution
The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a growth factor that induces the healing process of soft tissues as well as encourages the connective tissue to grow and making them vital to injury recovery. The PRP solutions that are injected into the hair loss area are concentrated plasma 3-5 times, physiological levels and then injected into the area where hair loss affected. The PRP solution extracted from the RBC that made up of about 93% of red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, and 1% platelets & Plasma.
In the process of PRP session, the platelets of blood are separated from the other components of the blood in a maximum number with lowering the red blood cells by the process of centrifugation. The centrifugal force, speed, and temperature of the centrifugation, as well as planning of the PRP injection, affects the PRP result for which a good Doctor is required with many years of experience.
How is PRP a Temporary Solution of the Hair Loss
It is a temporary solution
PRP is a temporary solution to hair loss and only can control the extent of hair loss or an option to thicken the hair rather being a solution to regenerate the hair growth, whereas a hair transplant procedure has an ability to regenerate the hair roots grow from the site where they lost the growth.
It requires Repeated Session
The PRP needed to be repeated continuously at the interval of minimum 3 months to get the effect and once you stopped, the hair loss started again that is not a cost-favorable option. The procedure of hair transplant is needed once in a life and an enduring option if you have attained your maturity stage to receive the best outcomes of the procedure.
It is suitable for very young Patients with a very lesser grade of NW
The PRP session is allowed when the patient is very young and doesn’t meet the criteria to get the hair transplant procedure. It is advisable by the Surgeon that a patient must cross the age 25 to get the best cosmetic benefits of the procedure. PRP treatment is allowed when a patient is very young and face the severe hair loss problem, which led to NW grade I or II to control the further hair loss, but with the repeated sessions.
On the whole, we can say that the PRP session is just limited to the process of controlling the hair loss problem as it cannot regenerate the hair growth from the area where they lost with roots. Furthermore, it is just an option to control the further thinning of hair and only with the repeated sessions.