PRP is an acronym for platelet-rich plasma, and it’s a three-step medical therapy for hair loss. People are trying new methods to treat hair loss even though hair transplantation is a definite solution to hair loss. PRP can be seen as one of them. Although PRP therapy has not enough research to prove whether it is an effective way to treat hair loss, many experts in the hair transplant industry and medical communities related to hair transplant and hair loss believe that it is a powerful method to treat hair loss. They also consider the PRP hair restoration procedure as a safe method. Well, is it? Let’s find out with this article.
PRP therapy or PRP hair restoration is a three-step procedure. In the PRP hair restoration procedure, your blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into your scalp. Some experts found that PRP injections trigger and maintain natural hair growth by increasing the blood supply and the thickness of the hair shafts to the hair follicle. Since your blood is used in PRP therapy, very severe side effects are not expected. However, as with any injection treatment, it is possible to have side effects.
PRP Side Effects
As we mentioned above, PRP has not been enough research to prove if it is an effective way to treat hair loss. Some of the complications you see below are the side effects that may occur after PRP therapy.
- injury to blood vessels
- scar tissue
- calcification at the injection points
However, as we mentioned before, these side effects are common in injection treatments. No more severe or other side effects have been encountered in PRP hair restoration yet. Since your blood is used in PRP therapy, you can safely take this therapy.
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