Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - Frequently Asked Questions

What Is PRP Hair Treatment?

PRP therapy is a procedure in which issues of the hair and scalp are treated using the patient’s blood plasma, enriched with platelets. PRP therapy is an innovative technology that helps restore the health of hair in a short time, restoring the lost volume and beauty to it. In addition, PRP therapy is used to combat hair loss.

The technique used in the procedure is that activated platelets begin to actively release growth factors that contribute to rapid tissue regeneration. Growth factors are polypeptides that have a broad spectrum of action. They stimulate blood circulation, division, and metabolic processes in the cells of the hair follicle, which leads to hair growth.

How Much Does PRP Therapy Cost?

PRP for hair, on average will cost anywhere from 600 AED to 3000 AED per session. It is different for each individual because the cost depends on the extent of the hair loss condition and how much time it would take to treat the condition.

How Long Does PRP Treatment Last?

The results of the treatment are not permanent, but they can last from 18 months up to 2 years. Re-touch may be required within a month. After the procedure, you will notice some positive effects the number of lost hair decreases, the density, and diameter of the hair increases, itching, and dryness disappears, dandruff disappears, and hair looks healthy, thick, shiny, and elastic again.

Is PRP A One-Time Treatment?

No, PRP is not a one-time treatment. The PRP course includes several sessions, usually from 2 to 7, and they need to be carried out 2 to 3 times a week or once a month. The optimal number of sessions and the frequency of sessions both depend on the problems and the individual characteristics of the patient. It also requires a session every 6 to 10 months to prolong its effects. The whole procedure lasts no more than an hour and does not require special preparation.

What Is The Success Rate Of PRP Hair Treatment?

According to studies PRP Hair Loss Treatments have a relatively high success rate. Most patients report a significant increase in hair growth. In some studies, the results of therapy were examined continuously for 3 years after receiving the therapy after short intervals. All patients report an all-around improvement in their specific conditions.

Can PRP Grow New Hair?

The effect of the PRP therapy is demonstrated by the effects produced by platelets in an intentionally increased concentration, introduced into problem areas begin to release numerous growth factors that improve cell metabolism, enhance the production of hyaluronic acid, and collagen formation, and the formation of new capillaries. As a result, the hair follicle is stimulated and strengthened, and the phase of active hair growth is lengthened.

How Many Sessions Are Required For PRP Hair Treatment?

PRP treatment sessions often last from 1 hour to 1 and a half hours. However, the treatment time may vary depending on the area that needs to be treated. Blood is taken from the patient and placed into a special plasma tube. The blood is enriched with plasma and then introduced back into the problem areas of the scalp of the patient. PRP therapy is a safe and effective procedure.

How Long Does It Take For PRP To Work On Hair?

PRP therapy is done to introduce an increased number of platelets in problem areas to stimulate hair growth. The amount of time needed to see results varies from person to person depending on their cycle of hair growth. The time needed for PRP to work depends on the problems and the individual characteristics of the patient.

Is PRP Hair Growth Permanent?

The results of the treatment are temporary, they can last from 18 months up to 2 years at most. Within a month’s time, re-touch may be required. After the procedure, you will notice some positive effects hair loss decreases significantly, the density of the hair increases in the treated area, itching, dryness, and dandruff disappears, and hair looks healthy, thick, shiny, and elasticity is also restored.

How Many Times Can You Do PRP?

PRP Hair Treatment can be done according to the needs of the patient. It depends on how big the issue is and how many treatments are required. In most cases, the therapy is done every two weeks. For some patients, just one procedure is sufficient. However, commonly, 2-3 procedures are needed to see some significant results.

Does PRP Thicken Hair?

Yes, PRP is specifically done to thicken hair in places it is thinning, and re-growth is quite slow. PRP therapy is used on small regions in order to awaken dormant hair follicles. The expected results are the restoration of the work of hair follicles and hair thickening.

Does PRP Hurt?

The level of discomfort from treatment depends on which area is being treated. PRP therapy in some places causes only a minimum discomfort, and in some cases, it is completely painless. Local anesthesia can be used if necessary. During the first week after the injection, it is necessary to avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, which will significantly reduce the effectiveness of the procedure.