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August 14, 2023

10 frequently asked questions about PRP therapy for hair loss

PRP against hair loss
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An effective and gentle treatment method for thinning hair or hair loss is PRP therapy. The aim is to counteract hair loss by strengthening the hair root and hair growth from within through the body’s own processes. PRP therapy is also recommended and used as a supplement to surgical hair transplantation. On this page you can find out exactly what this means and answers to other frequently asked questions about the treatment. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us personally and get advice directly from Dr. Kors, who is an experienced and specially trained expert in the field of PRP therapy.

What is PRP and how does it work?

PRP is the abbreviation for platelet-rich plasma. This refers to a concentrate from the blood that is particularly rich in platelets (thrombocytes). The treatment is therefore also known as autologous blood treatment. It is also known colloquially as a vampire lift, primarily as a method of skin rejuvenation and tightening.

The special thing about PRP is that it contains a large number of growth factors and proteins that have positive effects on the body. They stimulate the renewal processes and repair the hair root and hair follicles, for example. The nutrient-rich PRP improves blood circulation and regeneration of the hair root, which is noticeable in stronger hair growth.

What happens during PRP therapy?

First, the required PRP is obtained. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient, which is then specially processed. The desired components can be isolated by centrifugation. If necessary, other precious natural active ingredients are added. The PRP can then be injected into the desired area of the body. Since a fine cannula is used, the treatment is hardly associated with any pain. In addition, the treatment areas can be locally anesthetized in advance to make the treatment even more comfortable. The injection of PRP usually only takes a few minutes. You should allow about one hour for the entire treatment. After the injection, patients can leave the practice again.

Who is a suitable candidate for PRP therapy against hair loss?

People who are affected by mild to moderate hair loss are best suited for PRP therapy. Many forms of hair loss can be treated with PRP. Patients with congenital or diffuse hair loss in particular often respond very well to the treatment. Circular hair loss can also often be improved with PRP.

PRP therapy is also suitable as a complementary measure to surgical hair transplantation. People considering a hair transplant should seek advice on this combination in advance, as PRP, with its natural and nutrient-rich ingredients, can improve the results of the transplant. The transplanted hair roots are thus directly strengthened, built up and supported.

PRP therapy is usually not effective for bald, shiny areas on the scalp. It is not able to bring back a lot of lost hair or reverse baldness, but serves to strengthen weakened hair roots and strengthen the hair. For this reason, an extensive analysis is always carried out by the expert beforehand in order to assess whether PRP therapy can lead to the desired results in a specific case.

Does PRP also help with long hair?

Yes, even long, thinning hair can be built up and strengthened with the help of PRP therapy. If the therapy is successful, the hair appears more voluminous, fuller and stronger. For example, PRP therapy may be suitable for women with long hair who notice that their hair becomes thinner and paler during the menopause. This also counteracts brittle, dry and fragile hair.

Is PRP therapy also possible for the beard?

Yes, PRP therapy can also be used to treat thinning areas in the beard. For many men, beard growth is a symbol of masculinity and attractiveness. It can be all the more frustrating for those affected if the beard does not grow as hoped. The positive support of PRP therapy is not limited to the scalp, but can also produce impressive results on the beard. As with scalp hair, the hair roots of the beard are strengthened and regenerated by the growth factors and proteins.

How many treatments are needed?

The number and optimal intervals for the desired results can vary from patient to patient. We have had very good experience in our practice with a build-up phase of around three treatment sessions, each about four weeks apart. It takes around six months before the final result is visible – in some cases it can take up to a year. We also recommend that our patients repeat PRP therapy once or twice a year to refresh and maintain the effects. Regular treatment provides lasting support for the hair and optimizes hair growth.

What are the advantages of PRP therapy?

  • Minimally invasive (without surgery)
  • Fast treatment (approx. 1 hour)
  • Outpatient implementation
  • Uncomplicated
  • Safe
  • Natural materials and natural results
  • No foreign substances – therefore very well tolerated
  • Low risk
  • Can be repeated at any time on request
  • Can be combined with other treatments
  • For strong hair and young skin
  • Are there any risks associated with autologous blood treatment?

    The risks associated with PRP therapy are very low. An experienced expert will only experience temporary swelling, redness or slight hematomas. The injection areas may also itch. Experience has shown that these reactions quickly subside. Risks such as infections or inflammations can be reduced to a minimum through medical experience and compliance with strict hygiene regulations.

    How long is the downtime after a PRP treatment?

    Patients are fully socially acceptable again immediately after PRP therapy. Downtimes or restrictions are not normally to be expected. Occasionally, slight discomfort such as hematomas or swelling may be visible for a few days, which is why it is recommended that PRP therapy is not carried out directly before important events.

    What else is PRP used for?

    PRP is not only suitable for building and strengthening hair, but can also be used for skin rejuvenation and gentle wrinkle smoothing. wrinkle smoothing can also be used. The treatment is also known as a vampire lift. PRP reduces unwanted wrinkles, refreshes the complexion and gives the skin a harmonious glow. It is repaired and appears plumper in a natural way. It is also possible to treat unpleasant scars with PRP and thus make them fade. PRP therapy is often used for skin beautification with the Microneedling combined.

    PRP therapy is also used in medicine to relieve pain in joint problems and to support the healing process (e.g. after surgery).

    Further information and personal advice on PRP treatment

    Would you like to find out more about PRP therapy for hair loss or skin rejuvenation? Dr. Kors and his experienced team will be happy to provide you with detailed information about the options and work with you to put together a suitable treatment plan to meet your wishes and expectations. Contact us for an appointment at the Weißensee skin center – click here for the online booking . We look forward to seeing you!

    last update: 14.08.2023

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