1. PRP: INTRODUCTION

Human blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. Platelets are small cells that contain “growth factors”.

In case of injury, platelets allow, thanks to the growth factors, to ensure the repair of the tissue and its healing. More concretely, the platelets allow microcirculation activation and therefore the stimulation of hair follicle stem cells.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a technique widely used in different fields of medicine (tendinitis, burn treatment, facial aesthetics, dental implants …).

Various publications have shown very encouraging results in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.

PRP treatments consists of isolating the platelets from a blood sample and concentrating them by centrifugation and injecting them back into the area where repair is desired.

This treatment can be used alone or in combination with other medical hair loss protection treatments or hair transplants.

Le traitement PRP isole les plaquettes pour les réinjecter dans une zone où la réparation capillaire est souhaitée, le Docteur Bouhanna utilise cette technique en complément des greffes de cheveux.

2. PRP: INDICATIONS

  • Men and women
  • Premature hair loss
  • Delayed regrowth
  • In conjunction with hair transplant procedure

PRP treatment is not recommended for pregnant women, people with diabetes, skin diseases, hemophilia, or skin inflammation.

3. PRP: PROCEDURE

A. BLOOD DRAW

The doctor takes a blood sample.

Réalisation d'un prélèvement sanguin par le Docteur Pierre Bouhanna en vue d'une isolation et injection de PRP destinée à favoriser la repousse du cheveu

B. PRP SEPARATION

The blood is placed in a centrifuge for about ten minutes to separate the PRP from other components.

Séparation du PRP dans une centrifugeuse pour favoriser la repousse capillaire par le Docteur Bouhanna

C. PRP EXTRACTION

10 mL of PRP is extracted from the tube.

Le Docteur Pierre Bouhanna procède à l'extraction de 3 à 6mL de PRP du tube afin de favoriser la repousse des cheveux

D. PRP INJECTION

After local anesthesia of the scalp, the highly concentrated PRP is directly reinjected with a micro-needle in areas to be “repaired”. Multiple injections are done in one session.

Le Dr Bouhanna procède à l'injection du PRP dans le cuir chevelu anesthésié afin de favoriser la repousse du cheveu

4. PROS OF PRP

There are many benefits to using PRP:

  • No risk of rejection or infection as injected PRP comes from the patient’s own blood
  • • Simple and reliable procedure
  • • Non-surgical intervention
  • • Fast recovery
  • • No pain thanks to local anesthesia
  • • Stimulation and strengthening of grafts after transplant
  • Verification of effectiveness by digital phototrichogram

5. CONS OF PRP

In rare instances, redness may appear a few hours after the injections.

6. PROTOCOL

Each session lasts approximately 1 hour and the protocols adapt according to the patients. In general, the protocol is as follows: 2 sessions at 3 months, then 1 to 2 sessions each year.

A digital phototrichogram of control is performed at each session.

Results are generally observed from the 2nd session, this observation may vary depending on the patient’s response rate to the treatment.

7. FEES

One PRP session costs 500 euros.

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8. CONCLUSION

The first evaluations may show an increase in the number of terminal hair per square centimeter (capillary density) and an increase in the diameter of the hair.

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FAQ

How do I know if PRP is right for me?

You can make an appointment to see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

How many treatments are required?

Usually 2 sessions in 3 months are recommended, then 1 session every year.  But this treatment plan may change from patient to patient.

What results can I expect?

For visible results it is essential to repeat the sessions instead of stopping after the first one. Results may be apparent after the 3rd month.

Is the procedure painful?

There may be some sensitivity, however, we always use a local anesthetic and when necessary may also use a topical anesthetic cream for pain.

What side effects might I expect?

Redness may develop at the treatment site but will disappear in 4-5 hours.

Can I resume normal activities after my PRP treatment?

Yes, but we recommend avoiding dyes or strong products your hair for 48 hours.

Is PRP a cure for baldness?

PRP is not a cure for baldness (the final stage of androgenic alopecia) because genetic pathology will remain. However, regular treatments significantly slow down the effects of baldness and may increase the density and thickness of the hair.

Can I have PRP treatments after a hair transplant?

PRP treatments can be used in addition to a hair transplant. It can recover miniaturized hair, very thin and visibly weakened whose bulb is still alive but largely atrophied and therefore liely to die quickly.

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