PRP treatment after hair transplantation

When should PRP treatment be performed after a hair transplant?

PRP is a treatment method that has been used for many years. It is known that hair development is supported by this procedure. Therefore, it is recommended to have a PRP treatment after a hair transplant. 

When is the PRP treatment performed after a hair transplant? How long does it take? Why is PRP treatment recommended after a hair transplant? In which situations can this therapy be necessary? We try to answer all these questions in this article. 

What is PRP?

We can answer the question "what is PRP" as follows: It can be defined as a concentrated blood plasma containing substances such as leukocytes, growth factors, platelets and cytokines. This method has been used for a long time in different parts of the world. It is a method used for various purposes in the USA, the Far East, Europe and other countries. PRP is known to be used for many different purposes such as hair loss prevention, wound healing and soft tissue healing.

It is considered an innovative treatment for some types of hair loss. It strengthens the hair and prevents hair loss. Due to these positive effects, it has become a recommended method after hair transplantation.

Why is PRP recommended after a hair transplant?

There are many reasons for recommending PRP after hair transplantation. To understand these reasons, it is necessary to know the general point about PRP treatment. PRP treatment uses the plasma obtained from the person's own blood by enriching it.

For the treatment, blood is first drawn from the person using special PRP tubes and this blood is centrifuged.

This divides the blood into a red and a white (transparent) part.

The upper transparent part is called plasma. This part contains platelets and growth factors.

The substances contained in the plasma make the tissue grow faster and nourish the hair follicles. This is how the hair follicles are supported after the hair transplant. In short, the success rate of hair transplantation is significantly increased by PRP treatment.

Advantages of PRP after hair transplantation

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The benefits of using PRP to promote hair healing and growth after hair transplantation focus on three functional applications:

 

  • Maintain and increase the viability of hair follicles during and after hair transplantation.
  • Promoting and improving tissue repair and the healing process after hair transplantation.
  • Strengthening inactive hair follicles and stimulating new hair growth.

 

It is considered an innovative treatment for some types of hair loss. It provides hair strengthening and prevents hair loss. Due to these positive effects, it has become a recommended method after hair transplantation.

Maintaining and increasing the viability of the hair follicles

In the time between the removal of the hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp and the transplantation into the recipient area, the follicles can be damaged for several reasons:

 

  • Dehydration if the donor follicle is not sufficiently moistened between collection and transplantation.
  • Starvation of oxygen and nutrients due to withdrawal of blood from the blood supply during the period from collection to transplantation.
  • Temperature and acid/base changes in the follicular environment
  • Revascularisation injuries when the donor follicle is transplanted to the recipient site must be adjusted according to the blood supply.

 

A common approach to maintaining the viability of donor hair follicles during the transition period is to store them in a storage solution containing PRP. It provides a protective environment with temperature, chemical balance and an adequate supply of nutrients. Adding PRP to the storage solution:

 

  • Increases the viability of the follicles during and after transplantation
  • Improves healing after tissue transplantation
  • Increases hair growth in transplanted follicles.

 

PRP promotes hair follicle growth through the action of platelet-derived growth factors on hair follicle stem cells. Platelet-derived growth factors cause follicular stem cells to transition from a dormant state to an active state, initiating the process of hair production.

Promotes and improves tissue repair and healing

 

In the time between the removal of the hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp and the transplantation into the recipient area, the follicles can be damaged for several reasons:

 

  • Dehydration if the donor follicle is not sufficiently moistened between collection and transplantation.
  • Starvation of oxygen and nutrients due to withdrawal of blood from the blood supply during the period from collection to transplantation.
  • Temperature and acid/base changes in the follicular environment
  • Revascularisation injuries when the donor follicle is transplanted to the recipient site must be adjusted according to the blood supply.

 

A common approach to maintaining the viability of donor hair follicles during the transition period is to store them in a storage solution containing PRP. It provides a protective environment with temperature, chemical balance and an adequate supply of nutrients. Adding PRP to the storage solution:

 

  • Increases the viability of the follicles during and after transplantation
  • Improves healing after tissue transplantation
  • Increases hair growth in transplanted follicles.

 

PRP promotes hair follicle growth through the action of platelet-derived growth factors on hair follicle stem cells. Platelet-derived growth factors cause follicular stem cells to transition from a dormant state to an active state, initiating the process of hair production.

 

One activity that promotes tissue repair and healing after injury and surgery is the release of platelet-derived growth factors at the site of tissue injury, thereby promoting tissue repair and healing. Single growth factors such as PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor) have been used by surgeons to promote wound healing in surgical patients in hospitals. The reason for using PRP in outpatient hair transplantation is to utilise various growth factors associated with platelets:

 

  • Improve healing
  • Minimise scarring
  • To promote maximum hair growth in the transplanted follicles.

 

One method of applying PRP to the scalp incision is to inject PRP gel into the wound during wound closure. Doctors who use this procedure describe an increase in healing at the graft site.

To strengthen the hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth

One activity that promotes tissue repair and healing after injury and surgery is the release of platelet-derived growth factors at the site of tissue injury, thereby promoting tissue repair and healing. Single growth factors such as PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor) have been used by surgeons to promote wound healing in surgical patients in hospitals. The reason for using PRP in outpatient hair transplantation is to utilise various growth factors associated with platelets:

 

  • Improve healing
  • Minimise scarring
  • To promote maximum hair growth in the transplanted follicles.

 

One method of applying PRP to the scalp incision is to inject PRP gel into the wound during wound closure. Doctors who use this procedure describe an increase in healing at the graft site.

As we know, PRP increases hair growth after a transplant. But platelet-derived growth factors can also wake up inactive hair follicles and produce new hair. PRP is administered after the scalp has been slightly injured to induce platelets to release growth factors at the injury site. Over the next four months, increased hair growth and diameter is observed.

It is considered an innovative treatment for some types of hair loss. It strengthens the hair and prevents hair loss. Due to these positive effects, it has become a recommended method after hair transplantation.

When should it be done and in how many sessions?

PRP treatment is known to be very effective after hair transplantation. However, after this stage, people wonder how often this treatment should be done. First of all, you should know that there are different medical opinions on this topic. So, there is not only one answer to this question, but several, because it depends on the person. The most prominent ones can be listed as follows:

 

1. with PRP, growth factors and platelets come into the scalp. This has a positive effect on the whole healing process. However, for the PRP treatment to be successful, it is extremely important to do it at the right time. The PRP treatment can be performed 10 days after a hair transplant without any problems. Further sessions should be scheduled for 1 month, 3 months and 6 months later. A total of 4 treatment sessions is usually sufficient.

 

2. PRP is a good option to increase the success of hair transplantation. However, never forget that the procedures of the clinic where you have the hair transplant should be adapted to it. Generally, this treatment can be done 3-4 months after the surgery. The number of sessions varies depending on the condition of the person.

 

3. PRP stands out as an innovative and advanced treatment. With this treatment, you can increase the success of hair transplantation. Moreover, not only the newly transplanted grafts but also the condition of your existing hair will be positively affected. Your weak hair will become fuller and stronger. You can have this treatment 3 weeks after your hair transplant. A total of 3 treatment sessions at intervals of 3 weeks are sufficient.

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CONCLUSION on PRP treatment after hair transplantation

Above are 3 different options for PRP treatment after hair transplantation. As can be seen from these opinions, the number of sessions of PRP treatment and when it is done varies from person to person. The structure of the person's scalp, the condition of the hair follicles, how strong the hair grafts are, are all effective at this point. There is no standard practice for everyone.

Injecting a more concentrated platelet count that has been treated with a hair transplant into the scalp speeds up the healing process and also rejuvenates the cells. 

Combining PRP with hair transplants is highly recommended because you will benefit in the long run. Even if you suffer from hair loss in an area that is not transplanted, PRP is a good idea.

PRP works against hair loss and many people believe that PRP is a safe and effective way to reverse hair loss and stimulate new hair growth.

It should be noted that for PRP treatment to be successful, it should be performed in a high quality clinic. This treatment is also very successful in preventing hair loss. Therefore, it can be performed not only after a hair transplant, but also at other times.

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