Updated: Oct 9
Who remembers looking at a balding elder person and thinking I hope that never happens to me?
A new therapy hopefully will make baldness a thing of the past. As a treatment for hair loss, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is quite new, but in reality, it has been around for a long time.
What is Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a plasma concentrate reaped from the patient's whole blood that is comprised predominantly of platelets. Numerous growth factors are present within platelet granules. These growth factors stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation leading to increased hair growth.
For over 10 years PRP has been recognized as beneficial in bone grafting with applications in oral and maxillofacial, orthopedic, and cardiac surgery. More recently, increasing interest has seen the use of PRP in dermatology, for example, tissue regeneration, wound healing, and fat grafting. But it is the shown promotion of hair survival and growth, both in test and real-life environments, we are interested in.
Self-extracted growth factor
Platelets are tiny blood cells that play a crucial part in helping the body stop bleeding - as well as repairing damaged blood vessels and cells. One can think of them as little powerhouses, which release proteins for growth when they come in contact with the body's tissue.
In a hair loss treatment process, a needle is used to draw blood from the client's arm. The blood is then processed in the laboratory to extract growth factors. The stem cell and growth factor from the blood are extracted and injected back to the scalp to prevent and treat hair loss.
What is the procedure?
This treatment involves the collection of your blood in a specialized tube, which is then spun down using a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelet portion to either side of a separating gel filter.
The PRP portion of your blood is then used to re-energize your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The product injected is 100% of your blood product (autologous).
Ice is often used to alleviate discomfort during the procedure but most people feel little more than pressure during the treatment, with little to no real pain.
Some important things to remember before going for PRP therapy
It is essential to drink plenty of fluids and water the day before and the day of your procedure.
If you are dehydrated, it is much harder to draw your blood and you will not have as much plasma.
It is also vital to AVOID NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, naproxen, aspirin) for seven days before your procedure.
It is OK to take acetaminophen also known as paracetamol (Tylenol, Panadol, Sara) before your procedure, as these do not thin your blood.
Aftercare for self -extract growth factor treatment
Shampoo your hair the day after treatment with any shampoo.
Avoid hair spray, hair setting product 24 hrs after treatment.
Limit sun on the treatment area for 5 days.
Avoid alcohol, cigarettes for three days after treatment.
Make sure that you get enough vitamin and protein since they are building block for new hair production
Everyone is unique and as such so are the results, the speed and amount of hair growth vary significantly from one patient to the next but all see results.
To optimize these results it is recommended that patients receive monthly injections for the first three months followed by quarterly injections (every three months) for the rest of the year.
Why Choose Revival Clinic?
Revival Clinic can help you explore options to rejuvenate or refine your appearance - and your self-confidence. To get the best results from any cosmetic procedure, you need the highest quality medical care for a truly experienced International Team.
Package and Price
Once your hair begins to come back in, it can have tremendous benefits for your look and level of confidence. Your full head of hair can help you appear younger and, in some cases, healthier. In response, you may be more willing to face new social situations and challenges in the workplace. Non-surgical hair restoration therapy can benefit all patients with thinning hair.
One time price
per treatment is 10,000 THB
package price 34,000 THB
per 4 times package.
by Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul
Dr. Chontirot Srikasedsarakul is a specialist in Genomics, Dermatology and Aesthetics. She has received qualifications from numerous educational institutions like Stanford University, U.S.A.; the University of Queensland, Australia; Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.