Some latest research and advancements are being conducted to find the best hair restoration products. However, along with these studies are the dilemmas of which hair loss treatment will best fit your requirements. So, PRP is a procedure you might want to consider in the future.
What is PRP?
PRP is also known as Platelet- Rich Plasma. It is a treatment that involves using the patient's plasma, which is rich in platelets. The plasma is injected into the scalp area where hair loss occurs/is evident. It is usually used along with other hair loss treatments, such as hair transplants or hair restoration medication.
Who can undergo PRP?
PRP is a valuable procedure for those who suffer from pattern baldness. Men and women can benefit from this process, especially if the hair loss is still in the early stage or moderate level. Ideally, the effect of PRP is not that high when the patient is in the advanced stage of alopecia. The best way to determine if you are qualified to undergo a PRP treatment is to speak with a dermatologist or a hair loss specialist so your case can be adequately evaluated.
How long does PRP treatment take?
PRP procedure begins with the doctor drawing a small amount of the patient's blood which is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood cells. The platelets are combined with the patient's own plasma to inject a PRP solution into the affected area's scalp. This usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
How much does PRP treatment cost?
Like other things, getting good PRP quotations from several healthcare providers/clinics is advisable. That way, you'll save time, effort, and money from choosing the wrong one. Depending on your location, the doctor fees, and the number of treatments, PRP costs roughly $500 to $1500 more. It is generally not covered by medical insurance, so you must consider paying for the entire treatment.
What are the disadvantages of the PRP procedure?
PRP treatment is generally considered a safe and effective hair loss treatment, and though there are some side effects, most of these are tolerable and normal. Below are the potential risks you should know before choosing PRP.
- Pain at the injected area.
- Swelling and bruising of the scalp.
- Itchiness and other related irritation.
- Bleeding and discomfort around the application.
- Numbness in the injected area.
It is necessary to weigh things properly before choosing any medication or hair loss treatment. It is difficult to revert the process, especially when it causes you damage in the long run. Many valuable sources are available online to guide you through, such as Hair Loss and Beard Growth courses by Tudor Tanase ( Follicle Booster and Follixil Founder and CEO) and FREE instructional videos on YouTube.
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