The loss of hair, especially on the forehead, temples and upper part of the head is mainly due to androgens, of which testosterone is the major culprit (also present in females) which, transformed by an enzyme, causes excessive sebum production and suffocates hair follicles, preventing them from generating new growth.
Androgenetic alopecia affects 60% of men and 40% of women after menopause, registering an increase of 16% last year alone.
PRP hair therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a curative, outpatient medical technique, utilising enriched plasma. The platelet-rich plasma is obtained from the blood of the patient and helps bio-revitalization and bio-stimulation of the skin, improving the condition of the scalp and hair.
The treatment is based on a biological method that tends to restore the best skin conditions with a marked hair re-growth. The process results in a first appearance of hair after 2-4 months from the first session and reaches its peak after six months.
The treatment blocks the progression of hair loss in 70-80% of cases and restores significant growth. Satisfactory results are also obtained in the case of alopecia areata (patches). Autologous growth factors are contained in blood platelets; whose purpose is to reactivate the stem cells present in the skin and regenerate the hair follicle in order to grow stronger and thicker hair. PRP HT therapy is a safe technique that does not require particular preparatory exams and is free of side effects such as infection or allergic reactions.
The procedure of the PRP treatment begins with a small blood sample of the patient placed in a centrifuge in order to separate the white and red blood cells of the plasma. The centrifugation in itself does not alter the blood components, it simply separates them. The compound obtained is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and is injected into the area to be treated with a very thin needle. The client can immediately return to normal activities.
In almost all cases, hair grows back stronger and more luminous and in the event of the presence of premature white hair, re-pigmentation often occurs. Different results are obtained depending on the advancement of the androgenetic alopecia, and the sooner the treatment is performed, the greater the possibility of stimulation of hair re-growth. To boost results, it is recommended to repeat the procedure after approx.2-3 weeks for 6 sessions atleast.
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