There are many reasons for hair loss in both women and men. The most common causes can be listed as dermatological diseases involving the scalp, male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), regional hair loss (alopecia areata) and structural disorders of the hair shaft. In addition, hair loss is observed during the course of febrile diseases, in some systemic diseases (hypothyroidism / hyperthyroidism, anemia), metabolic disorders, vitamin and mineral deficiencies (folic acid and zinc deficiency), chronic drug use and seasonal transition periods. In addition to all these, the development and resistance of the hair is largely determined by the genetic characteristics of the person.
Considering these factors, it is valuable to perform a dermatological examination to determine the causes of hair loss. Blood tests should be performed to examine the scalp, to evaluate the structure of the hair (trichogram system and microscopic examination of the hair structure), to determine whether there is scalp involvement if there is a concomitant skin disease, to detect systemic diseases, to examine the drugs used in detail, and to detect metabolic disorders.
PRP application to the scalp is used in regional and male pattern hair loss, in reducing hair loss during and after hair transplantation, in seasonal transition periods, in hair loss due to chronic drug use, and in eliminating disorders such as thinning and thinning of the hair.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma = Platelet Rich Plasma) is the person’s own serum obtained by separating the blood into its components after a special process. For this process, 20-30 cc of blood is taken from the patient and centrifuged. PRP is formed from approximately 10-25% of the blood taken. In addition to a large number of platelets, PRP contains 7-10 times more coagulation and growth factors than the clot formed after injury. It is applied by injecting PRP solution under the skin with very small needles. With the application, a large number of clotting cells (platelets) and growth factors are given to the area. These issues are; They provide cell regeneration, new vessel formation, storage of intracellular intermediates, regulation of the immune system, new tissue production and remodeling, and antimicrobial activity. It is applied up to 5-8 sessions by giving rest periods of 2 or 4 weeks in order to get the most appropriate results from the treatment. Since the patient’s own serum is used, there is no risk of allergy. There is no risk of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus. Discontinuous side effects such as local redness, bruising and tension may be seen in the application areas. PRP is not suitable for people who have liver disease, acute and chronic infections, pregnancy and breastfeeding, immune system diseases, people who are sensitive to blood and blood works, and people who use drugs that reduce coagulation.
PRP application in the treatment of hair loss is an effective system for both men and women. The application prolongs the life of the hair and thickens the hair strand. The combined use of the process with mesotherapy supports the treatment. In addition, according to the structural characteristics of the scalp (such as oily or dryness), the use of appropriate shampoo and topical drugs also increases the effectiveness of the treatment.