7 Most Frequently Asked Questions about PRP for Hair Loss — Answered

The popularity of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss has generated loads of questions amongst people in Malaysia. We have compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment.

What is PRP treatment for hair loss and how does it work?
PRP treatment for hair loss is non-invasive hair regrowth treatment. A small amount of blood is obtained from your body from which platelet-rich plasma is isolated using centrifugation technology.

PRP thus obtained has special growth factors and cytokines responsible for stimulating hair growth and strength. It can also be combined with Extracellular Matrix such as ACell or BioD for healthy and shiny hair.

The surgeon injects PRP into the affected area of the scalp delivering platelet-derived growth factors into the skin. This process invigorates lifeless hair follicles and boosts hair growth significantly. The entire procedure lasts for an hour or so.

Who should go for PRP treatment?
People with poor hair growth and weak hair are ideal candidates for PRP treatment for hair loss. PRP can also be beneficial for those suffering from alopecia areata.

How are extracellular matrixes helpful in PRP treatment?
PRP treatment works even better when combined with extracellular matrixes such as ACell or BioD.

When can you expect the results from PRP treatment?
It generally takes 6–9 months to see visible results after a PRP hair loss treatment.

How long do the effects of PRP treatment last?
Studies suggest that plain PRP treatments for hair loss are good for around 6 weeks while PRP treatments combined extracellular matrixes last for up to 2 years. However, repeated treatments may be required after a gap of a year.

What is the downtime?
There is no downtime as such. You can resume your daily routine right after the treatment. After a couple of hours, patients can even style their hair the way they want, take shower, and even shampoo their hair.

There are some inflammation and redness in the affected area for some time after the treatment but it is common. You should not worry about this. However, make sure you don’t use harsh chemical colouring and perming treatment for at least 72 hours. Laser treatment can be resumed next day.

What are the factors that make someone ineligible for PRP treatment?You should speak to your performing surgeon in detail about the expected results. The results may vary depending on the number of weak hair follicles in a particular region.

PRP treatment is contraindicated in blood and platelet disorders, chronic liver disease, the presence of an active severe infection, cardiovascular or hemodynamic instability and/or the presence of anticoagulation therapy (e.g. warfarin).

PRP treatment for hair loss in Kuala Lumpur Clinics is common. Make sure that you lend trust to the clinic that is certified and experienced.

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