Once separated, the platelet rich plasma is then re-injected back into your body so that your platelets can release their growth factors to treat what is considered as injured tissue, triggering the surrounding cells to start to multiply and stimulate their repair processes.
We’ve found that the individual results vary on a patient to patient basis, but PRP therapy is fully able to be used as a non-surgical procedure (as well as being performed as an additional treatment during a transplant surgery) to ensure the viability and survival of each follicle, as well as providing a boost to the health and strength on a cellular level.
One of the major selling points of the PRP hair therapy treatments is that there are very few side effects associate with having it carried out, and as the blood is all taken directly from yourself, there is no transfusion risks involved with the procedure. Some of the possible side effects include a possible temporary bruising in the area that the blood was drawn from or that the PRP was then re-injected into and in extremely rare cases can cause the hair loss to be worse temporarily.
Following the treatment, anti-inflammatory medication must be completely avoided for seven days, including both prescription and over counter anti-inflammatory medications such as paracetamol. We also need to make any potential patients aware that the use of blood thinners such as Coumadin, Warfarin, Pradaxa and Plavix that they will not be considered to be viable candidates for this form of treatment due to the effect that these medications can have on your blood.