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PRP Growth Factors

Thicken Hair and Stimulate Hair Growth

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a new method for the treatment of alopecia. It takes place by injecting insertions of plasma into the scalp; with the objective of stimulating the scalp to support hair growth.

PRP can be used as an individual treatment, in order to fortify the hair follicle, thus ensuring its longevity and potency, but also to reinvigorate dormant hair follicles and stimulate the growth of new hair.

Moreover, PRP can be coupled with any hair transplant procedure, helping partially transected follicles in the donor area; regenerate bristles and also helping the recipient area’s implanted hair follicles prosper. Additionally, it will reduce the formation of scabs, trauma, inflammation and erythema (redness); and help the donor areas dermis and epidermis heal faster.

Frequent asked questions

Is PRP procedure safe?

PRP is regarded as a safe treatment with no contraindications.  Since one’s own blood is used during any PRP session, potential problems of rejection and allergies are practically eliminated.  Similarly, down time is minimal with no side effects, and results are immediate.

At DHI only specialized physicians who previously have been trained are permitted to execute PRP procedure. Hygiene and safety is closely observed and monitored throughout the procedure

Am I a suitable patient?

In general, every healthy individual between 18 and 80 years of age can benefit from PRP; nevertheless, people who are dealing with the following conditions are cautioned against the treatment:

  • cancer and/or undergoing chemotherapy,
  • hronic or acute infections
  • fever
  • sepsis
  • severe metabolic and/or system disorder
  • skin disease
  • anti coagulation therapies
  • chronic liver problems
  • recent use of corticosteroids
  • alopecia areata (controversial)
  • autoimmune diseases (i.e. lupus, multiple sclerosis or scleroderma)
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • allergy to local anesthesia

PRP is strongly recommended in situations that involve Androgenetic Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, Hair Transplant and as a preventative measure against hair loss.

How often PRP sessions should be held?

During the first year, three or so sessions are held which are repeated every 4 to 6 weeks. Thereafter, sessions are scheduled once or twice a year for maintenance of the results.

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