One innovation that can help men with early baldness is the treatment with PRP. This relatively new procedure is used against hair loss. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. During treatment, a special substance is used which is obtained from the patient’s own blood. In the first step, the blood, which contains highly concentrated platelets and blood proteins, is processed by centrifugation and plasmapheresis (filtration). This process takes about 20 minutes in the laboratory. The resulting platelet-rich plasma, which consists of platelet-rich blood plasma with stem cells and cycotins (growth factors), accelerates the body’s own healing processes. The PRP must then be injected immediately into the areas of the scalp affected by hair loss.
As with all medical treatments, the patient will of course be given rules of conduct to ensure a successful outcome. If you want to have a treatment with PRP you should make sure that you have not taken blood thinning agents such as aspirin. After the treatment the scalp should be kept cool for some time. In most cases, the scalp shows a slight redness, which subsides after one day. In some cases, patients may feel a slight pulling or tension in the treated areas for up to two days. After the treatment, hair washing, sports or other extreme physical exertion, sauna and irradiation in the solarium should be avoided for 24 hours. However, the patients are immediately socially acceptable again and can immediately resume their normal activities.