Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a new hair restoration technique that was introduced in the cosmetic surgery world just recently. This type of hair restoration technique is available for both men and women who need hair restoration with having to go under the knife. PRP for hair is a non-surgical technique that helps stimulate hair growth for individuals that are going through severe hair loss and balding. This procedure was used in the past as a medial adjunct therapy which helps in wound and skin healing process. This procedure has been has been used as a medical treatment in the field of neurosurgery, oral surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, plastic and cosmetic surgery for the last twenty years, so it is safe to say that PRP for hair transplant is safe and reliable hair loss treatment.
Dubai Hair Club is one of the few hair clinics in Dubai that has used the PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for hair restoration and transplantation, and to make interested clients understand how the whole procedure is done, let us explain it in a step by step manner. First thing is your doctor will extract blood from you which is just like having a routine blood test in your primary health care physician’s clinic. The blood extracted will then be placed and spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma or the PRP from the rest of the blood. Typically, the PRP which is the main element in making PRP for hair restoration and transplant procedure a successful one is taken from our body. The spinning down of the blood cells to a high concentration will make the separation of the PRP from the rest of the blood possible.
After all these lab works are done, the spinning and separation, PRP will then be ready to be injected onto the problem area. But because platelets are concentrated, meaning it is in a colloidal consistency, or in layman’s term, it is much thicker than the regular blood consistency, infusing or injecting it onto the area that needs to be treated will hurt the tissue. To make the whole procedure a little less traumatic and a lot more comfortable for the patients, doctors usually suggest patients to be administered with anesthetics or local anesthesia before injecting the PRP.
The highly concentrated PRP will be injected on areas of the scalp that need to be restored. The whole procedure can last from an hour to three, depending on how much blood should be extracted and should be spun in a centrifuge for the separation process. The longevity of the process will also depend on how wide the problem area that needs to be injected and restored. After the whole procedure, the patient can walk out of the clinic and can resume to their regular day to day activities.
Patients who are not allowed to get the PRP for hair treatment are those that have long history of heavy smoking, drug abuse and addiction to alcohol. Individuals who are suffering from illnesses such as platelet dysfunction syndrome, sepsis, chronic skin disease, chronic liver disease, cancer, hemodynamic instability and other serious illness are not good candidates for this type of hair restoration procedure.