Hair transplantation with plasma injection HAIR TRANSPLANT WITH PRP
Hair transplantation with PRP injections for hair in the same session is a modern, scientifically proven method that only some centers perform to obtain better results after transplantation.
Nowadays, hair transplant operations are often performed in one long session or several sessions over the course of several weeks or months. A long session completes the whole process of collecting hair follicles from the donor area at the back of the patient's scalp and transplanting them to the new area.
Multiple sessions may be a better option for some patients, such as those with certain medical conditions.
Most transplanted follicles will grow and produce hair in their new location within 3 to 6 months after transplantation. But sometimes some transplanted follicles may not develop in their new place.
Therefore, some methods have been developed to improve the survival of transplanted hair follicles and promote healing with fewer scars after transplantation by PRP injection. There is a growing body of literature on the use of plasma injection in hair growth after hair transplantation, and it is also used in many other medical and surgical specialties to improve tissue repair and recovery after surgery.
This article will help you to learn more information about PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and the advantages of hair transplantation with plasma injection. Either after hair transplantation by robot or neograft or Direct hair transplantation with Choi pens.
PRP injection process after hair transplantation:
It may sound a bit strange, but yes, this technique can be used after hair transplantation.
Plasma injection treatment makes the transplanted hair stronger and better. It helps the new follicles survive better, which leads to new hair growth.
PRP hair injections are also known to help prevent and treat hair loss and baldness, which is beneficial for the entire scalp, which has not been transplanted.
What is plasma injection (Mesotherapy) to treat hair loss?
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is blood plasma that contains a large amount of platelets several times higher than the normal amount in the blood. It also contains growth factors that circulate in the blood and are the same that contribute to wound healing.
PRP is autologous, meaning it comes from the patient's own body. Where patients donate their blood before starting the transplant.
Some growth factors present in platelet rich plasma
- platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
- transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)
- vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
- epidermal growth factor (EGF)
- insulin-like growth factor (IGF)
- and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)
How is PRP produced?
Platelets for PRP are obtained from the patient's blood:
As with any laboratory procedure, blood is drawn from the patient's hand with a needle.
The tube containing the drawn blood is placed in a centrifuge (centrifuge machine) and rotated for some time (several minutes).
The red and white blood cells and platelets are centrifuged and concentrated at different levels in the tube. Where the platelet-rich blood plasma is filtered.
Platelet-rich plasma differs from normal plasma, containing 4 to 8 times the number of platelets found in normal plasma. With a little extra preparation, PRP is ready for injection.
Hair transplantation with plasma injection:
Plasma injections can be used during hair transplantation at different levels:
- Strengthen hair follicles in the donor area and areas that have not been transplanted
- Increasing the number of hair follicles in the donor area
- Reducing the number of hair follicles to be transplanted
- Accelerate the healing of donor and recipient areas.
Calcium chloride and thrombin are usually used to activate platelet-rich plasma.
Through this method, growth factors increase the durability of the newly transplanted follicles.
Advantages of plasma injection for hair after hair transplantation:
The benefits of using PRP to promote hair healing and growth after hair transplantation focus on three functional applications:
- Increasing the vitality and number of hair follicles before and after hair transplantation
- Promote tissue repair and healing process after hair transplant
- Strengthen dormant hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth.
First: Maintaining and increasing the vitality of hair follicles through
Because of the time between removing hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp and transplanting them to the recipient area, the follicles can be damaged for several reasons:
- Dehydration problems when the donor follicle is not wet enough between the time of removal and transplantation.
- Lack of oxygen and nutrients due to the interruption of the blood supply during the period of withdrawal and up to the period of transplantation.
- Changes in temperature and acidity in the pores.
One of the new ways to maintain the viability of donor hair follicles during the transplantation period is to store them in a storage solution containing platelet-rich plasma. It provides a protective environment with temperature, chemical balance and adequate supply of nutrients.
So adding PRP to the solution:
- Increases follicle vitality during and after transplantation.
- Helps recovery after tissue transplantation.
- Increases hair growth in transplanted follicles.
Plasma injection promotes hair follicle growth by stimulating hair follicle stem cells. Growth factors stimulate the transformation of follicular stem cells from a resting state to an active state, which initiates hair production.
Second: Promote and stimulate tissue healing
Promotes tissue repair and recovery after surgery by releasing platelet growth factors at the site of tissue injury, thus promoting tissue repair and healing. Surgeons have used individual growth factors such as platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) to promote wound healing in patients after major hospital operations. One of the goals of using plasma injections in outpatient hair transplantation is to take advantage of the different growth factors related to platelets:
- to improve healing
- Reduce scarring
- Promotes the maximum growth of transplanted hairs.
Third: To strengthen hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth:
As we know, plasma injection after transplantation increases hair growth. But also platelet growth factors can awaken inactive hair follicles and produce new hair.
Where an injection of PRP into the scalp is used to treat androgenetic alopecia without transplantation, as it stimulates platelets to release growth factors at the site of the baldness. As this leads to an increase in hair growth in the next four months.
Final conclusion about hair transplant treatment with plasma injection:
The injection of platelet-rich plasma into the scalp after hair transplantation speeds up the healing process and cell renewal as well. The doctors we deal with combine plasma injections with hair transplantation, which is a better idea because you will benefit more in the long run. Also, if you suffer from weakness and hair loss in a non-transplanted area, plasma injections are also a good idea.