Hair restoration with PRP
While hair restoration with PRP has found its success in hair restoration and Aesthetic Medicine. The injection of platelet or plasma extracts rich in platelets and growth factors has been used for many years in medicine, and especially in the sports field, to treat localized lesions to tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles.
This all-natural platelet concentrate from the patient’s own body can repair and regenerate tissues.
In aesthetic medicine, studies have shown the effectiveness of hair restoration with PRP in the treatment of hair loss.
What is hair restoration with PRP?
When it comes to hair restoration, hair restoration with PRP is one of the most successful techniques used nowadays.
The PRP used in hair restoration with PRP is obtained from your own body, specifically from your blood.
The blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets that bathe in the yellowish plasma.
Obtained from a simple blood test and after centrifugation, PRP is a powerful platelet concentrate with regenerating and revitalizing power. It is particularly rich in growth factors and cytokines. When released in mass by platelets, these growth factors have a positive effect on cell proliferation.
Injected directly into the scalp, it stimulates the stem cells of hair bulbs and the creation of new blood vessels. Which explains its use in the treatment of hair loss, thus allowing effective and long-lasting hair restoration.
When to use hair restoration with PRP?
Hair restoration with PRP is indicated for anyone suffering from alopecia, including androgenic alopecia. In any case, it will be necessary to carry out a hormonal and blood balance upstream (or bring this one during your consultation with one of our specialists) to identify the reason behind your alopecia.
If it is for example an iron deficiency that is not treated, hair restoration with PRP has no effect since the basic problem will remain.
Completely biocompatible since it comes from your own body. Hair restoration with PRP not only acts at the level of hair follicle stem cells by stimulating it. It also leads to neovascularization of the area (the creation of new blood vessels).
As such, hair restoration with PRP will reactivate hair growth. We observe a slowing down of the hair loss and a more important and visible capillary density.
How is hair restoration with PRP performed?
The practitioner will first take a classic blood sample, then centrifuge it for 5 minutes to separate the red blood cells from the plasma that is heavily concentrated in platelets and growth factors. He then collects the precious liquid and injects it on the entire scalp or in the areas that need it.
Like capillary mesotherapy, hair restoration with PRP is injected with a latest-generation mesotherapy (or mesogun) gun that allows the plasma to be diffused without any pain and in a completely homogeneous manner. Comfortably lying down, the patient feels no discomfort and can take advantage of this moment to relax. The session lasts about 45 minutes.
The PRP can also be injected directly with the needle; in this case, the session is faster and one can feel a slight discomfort.
What is the outcome of hair restoration with PRP?
The surgical procedure is extremely simple and you can resume your social and professional activities in no time. Your hair will simply be slightly damp at the root. You can observe slight redness that dissipates within hours. The benefits are often seen from the 3rd session of hair restoration with PRP, but this can vary from one individual to another.
Although each protocol is customized according to the patient’s needs, it is usually 4 sessions to 15 days apart. Then, maintenance sessions are to be planned to maintain the benefits of hair restoration. Studies have shown that hair restoration with PRP is successful among 70% of the male patients, to whom it is administered.
Hair restoration with stem cells
After hair restoration with PRP (or PRP injections), hair stem cell transplant is the latest generation solution to hair restoration, all in a single session, without taking any drugs and without the risk of adverse reactions, since it is a matter of using…your cells!
What is the principle behind hair restoration with stem cells?
Hair restoration with stem cells is a regenerative medicine technique that involves performing a micro-transplant of scalp stem cells to stimulate hair follicles and thus revive hair growth.
More specifically, we will use mesenchymal stem cells of the scalp, these multipotent cells capable of producing several types of cells, thus reactivating damaged cells and allowing hair restoration. And since the stem cells used in hair restoration are extracted from the patient himself, they are completely compatible.
Hair restoration with stem cells is particularly recommended in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (baldness), in both men and women.
How do I know if I can benefit from hair restoration with stem cells?
The first key step is to visit one of our practitioners, as they will be able to assess your scalp and determine if a hair restoration with stem cells is beneficial for you. This will allow him to identify in particular which stage of baldness you are affected with. Hair restoration with stem cells is intended for patients at an advanced stage of baldness since the treatment acts directly at the level of the hair follicles. It is therefore necessary to still have active hair bulbs (even if they are weakened) to take advantage of this innovative technique.
In men, it is preferable not to exceed stage 3 on the Norwood-Hamilton scale. In women, stage 1. Hair restoration with stem cells is also intended for people suffering from diffuse alopecia (telogen effluvium).
How is hair restoration with stem cells performed?
Stem cell sampling
The doctor will simply remove some hair follicles (including stem cells) but also the fat and mesenchymal tissues that surround them. The sampling is done at the back of the head, in the “donor” zone, insensitive to the factors responsible for baldness.
Creation of cell concentrate
These precious stem cell-containing grafts are then placed in a single-use medical kit in which a little physiological serum is added. This mechanical extractor will grind and then filter the grafts for a minute until a cell concentrate, a “substrate”, called lyophilisat is obtained.
Injection of cellular concentrate into the scalp
The lyophilisat is then delivered in micro-injections using a fine needle in the areas of the scalp that need it.
What to expect from hair restoration with stem cells?
This technique leaves no scar or mark, and the session is painless. You can leave at the end of the session and resume your normal activities.
A single session of hair restoration with stem cells is enough to slow down the hair loss and induce the appearance of new hair stems, which will themselves thicken significantly.
A convincing result is estimated up from the 6th month. It is also possible to conduct maintenance sessions if necessary every 1 to 2 years.
The research available on the success rate of hair restoration with stem cells for men is very promising. The results of an Italian study showed a 29 percent increase in hair density 23 weeks after the last treatment.
Hair restoration in Turkey
Both hair restoration with PRP and with stem cells techniques are available at our clinic in turkey. With years of experience and skilled surgeons at our disposal, we offer you great results and at an affordable price. You can contact us for more information on the price.