PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Hair Treatment
If you suffer from hair loss and are looking for an effective treatment to regain your healthy hair, PRP hair treatment may be a good choice. PRP for hair loss is a popular treatment method among people with weakened hair roots and thinning hair.
Turkey is one of the most preferred destinations for medical travel; it is known for its affordable and trustworthy PRP hair treatment clinics. You can get a high-quality PRP hair treatment at a lower cost in our clinic in Istanbul, Turkey.
What is PRP hair treatment?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a medical treatment that uses the patient’s own blood plasma to address hair loss. PRP treatment involves three steps. First, the blood is drawn and put in a centrifuge machine to separate the different phases according to their densities. After the centrifuge process is complete blood will be separated into three phases: platelet rich plasma, platelet poor plasma, and red blood cells. The platelet rich plasma is separated from the other two phases with the help of a syringe and injected into the scalp to promote hair growth. Each injection takes approximately 15 seconds. PRP treatment for hair loss is a quick and easy process that provides ultimate patient comfort.
The whole PRP process can take up to 45 minutes and multiple treatments are usually applied for satisfactory results. These sessions can be spaced out every 2-3 months, or in special conditions they can be done one month apart for 3-4 sessions. However, if you are not able to schedule more than one session, a single session treatment can also be applied to stimulate growth and improve hair follicles’ health.
Is PRP hair treatment safe?
As PRP hair treatment involves the use of patient’s own blood plasma, it is considered safe when performed by a trained professional. Occasionally, side effects such as mild pain, redness, headaches, and temporary hair shedding may be observed after PRP hair treatment.
Is PRP hair treatment painful?
The discomfort during the PRP hair treatment procedure is minimal. When the blood is drawn slight ordinary discomfort might be involved. Local anaesthesia is usually applied to minimise the discomfort for the injection process.
How does PRP treatment work?
PRP can be a good choice to stop the hair loss and strengthen thinning hair thanks to its rich content of growth factors, proteins, and thrombocytes. These molecules promote natural hair growth and increase hair thickness by increasing the blood flow to the hair follicle. Since PRP is rich in proteins and vitamins, it is also considered to be a suitable solution for hair loss caused by nutritional deficiencies.
Who is a good candidate for PRP hair treatment?
People who are suffering from thinned hair and moderate hair loss are a good candidate for this treatment. Also, people who are looking to enhance the results of hair transplant can consider a PRP hair treatment for improved hair follicle health. People who are intimidated by the idea of hair transplant surgery can choose to get a PRP hair treatment to stop or slow down the hair loss.
The use of blood thinners, heavy smoking, and certain disorders might be an obstacle for PRP hair treatment. You can contact our medical consultants for a detailed consultation.
Is PRP treatment better than a hair transplant?
Hair transplant is another treatment used to solve hair loss. This process involves removing healthy hair follicles from usually back of the head and transplanting these hair follicles to the target area to increase the hair density and restore the healthy hair look of patients.
PRP treatment, on the other hand, focuses on strengthening the existing hair follicles and promote natural hair growth by using natural platelets in the patient’s blood. Hence, these treatments work on completely different principles. Whether hair transplant or PRP treatment will be the best option for you depends on the specific condition of your hair.
PRP hair treatment is better at improving the health of hair follicles however it is not the best option in the case of baldness. This type of hair treatment is commonly preferred by male patients who suffer from male pattern baldness, people with local baldness, or women who want to increase hair density and reduce hair loss. Also, people who are reluctant to go through hair transplant surgery often prefer PRP hair treatment for hair loss as it is a less invasive process. Heva Clinic uses hair transplant and PRP hair treatment in combination to strengthen transplanted hair follicles after the hair transplant procedure.
Should I get PRP hair treatment after a hair transplant surgery?
Often, getting PRP hair treatment is advised after a hair transplant. After new hair follicles are transplanted to the desired area, PRP hair treatment can help the settling of hair follicles into the scalp and promote blood flow to the newly planted hair follicles. As a result, follicle vitality is increased, and the success of hair transplant is improved. If you recently got a hair transplant you might want to consider PRP hair treatment to improve the results and get thicker and healthier hair.
There are different opinions on when PRP treatment should be applied after a hair transplant. You can consult your surgeon about the right process for your specific condition.
How long does it take to see the full effect of PRP hair treatment?
PRP hair treatment promotes the natural growth cycle of hair and improves the health of hair follicles. You can see initial results immediately after your PRP treatment such as a shinier and healthier hair look. You shouldn’t wash your hair for 24 hours after PRP treatment and leave it to rest for 48 hours after the treatment for best results.
Usually, the full effect of PRP hair treatment can be observed in 4 to 6 weeks. However, depending on your hair type and your personal hair growth cycle it might take up to 12 weeks for you to see the results you are expecting.
How much does PRP hair treatment cost in Turkey?
In Turkey, medical treatments cost much less than most other countries in Europe and North America because of the supportive policies of the government. Similar to other medical operations, PRP hair treatment also has a lower price rate in Turkey. If you are looking to get PRP for hair loss without spending a load of money, you should consider getting your PRP hair treatment in Turkey. If you can afford to spend a long period of time for multiple PRP sessions, there are also options for single time PRP treatments in Turkey. Our experienced surgeons and medical team at Heva Clinic provide high quality treatment with successful results and low risks.
The average PRP hair treatment cost in Turkey for one session is around €250. Usually, clinics use packages for multiple PRP sessions in Turkey which tend to have a package discount of around 10%. However, the price can change depending on the clinic. Reach us for further details for your PRP hair treatment.