PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) mesotherapy is a special therapy that is used in conjunction with hair restoration surgery to help patients to recover and heal faster. Although this technique is mainly used to treat sports injuries, it is also widely used in cosmetic procedures for the same effect. Other fields where PRP is used include dentistry, dermatology, rheumatology and more recently, gynecology. The plasma that is used is the liquid from your blood that is mainly made of proteins, thrombocytes (platelets), immune system particles and water.
The blood that is taken during the preparation phase before the operation is separated by centrifugation then filtered. The resulting pure platelet-rich plasma is injected back in the transplantation area for faster healing and the formation of a stronger blood circulation network ensuring adequate nutrition to the new grafts. This is a quick and effective method that drastically improves the success rates of hair restoration surgery.
Another beneficial effect of PRP mesotherapy is that the other non-transplanted hair around the transplantation area also benefit from the greatly improved blood network and their eventual loss is drastically delayed. This helps to achieve a natural look even in the future as it prevents your non-transplanted hair from falling as well as the transplanted hair.
Process begins with collecting blood, continues with centrifugation and filtration to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of blood. Then this concentrated plasma is injected into the scalp of the patient. Whole process takes as short as 45 minutes.