PRP hair loss treatment & hair transplant reinforcing treatment (method of autologous tissue revitalization & regeneration through platelet-rich plasma)
BERGMANN KORD implements PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) hair loss treatment, which is an innovative method for the treatment of male & female hair loss. PRP is based on the platelet rich plasma and its direct injection to the area affected by hair loss.
PRP appears to be a highly effective hair loss treatment & hair transplant reinforcing treatment.
PRP protocol at BERGMANN KORD
PRP injection is implemented under strict specifications of hygiene & safety by the specialized physicians and biologists-biochemists of BERGMANN KORD through the following protocol:
1. Blood taking (as when in general blood testing) up to 50cc
2. Blood centrifugation in order to isolate the plasma
3. Infusion of the multi-potent enriched plasma to the area affected by hair loss (topical anaesthetics have been previously administered)
Are all PRP protocols identical?
Due to the fact that PRP effectiveness depends on its protocol of implementation, we should mention that BERGMANN KORD implements a unique PRP protocol which differentiates from others at the following points:
1. Through our specialized centrifugation technique we are able to isolate the total amount of platelets (centrifugation is a parameter that mostly defines PRP effectiveness)
2. The whole amount of plasma (and not only a part of it) is being utilized
3. The receiving of the whole amount of the white phase provides additional utilities (apart from the platelets, we also receive the white blood cells which is scientifically proven that create and release cytokines and growth factors that act in synergy with platelets΄ growth factors)
Is PRP a safe hair loss treatment?
The autologous nature of PRP renders it an absolutely safe treatment with no side effects. PRP is a simple and painless process implemented by BERGMANN KORD΄s scientists under strict specifications of hygiene & safety. Moreover, PRP is an antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory biological material itself and therefore it provides antiseptic conditions.
PRP treatment has been implemented for years in wound healing (orthopaedics, chronic traumas, burns and surgical scars) with very impressive results.
Contraindications: only few and usually concern unregulated blood sugar or anticoagulant treatment. Before any PRP treatment, the doctor reviews each patient΄s case.
The role of Growth Factors in hair loss treatment
Blood consists of approximately 55% plasma, which contains red & white blood cells, platelets, proteins, other nutrients, vitamins, electrolytes and contributes to their distribution in the body.
Two of the most important plasma substances for PRP are Cytokines (proteins of growth, differentiation and immunological response) and Growth Factors.
Growth Factors are proteins that lie in our body and help it repair the tissues that do not operate properly or have been damaged, by developing regenerating and revitalizing action. This is achieved due to the reactivation of the weak adult stem cells and the proliferation and regeneration of the cells that constitute the concerned area.
Based on the fact that plasma and platelets contain growth factors, through the PRP therapy the amount of growth factors is increased, and thus a bigger number of adult stem cells are reactivated. Then, they give the genetic order for the refunction of the concerned area and as a result, the self-healing of the disorders is achieved in less time and with greater effectiveness.
When implemented as a hair loss treatment, PRP can achieve the reactivation of hair follicles that do not operate properly and therefore they can become able to provide invigorated hair. PRP “forces” the organism to react in an intense but completely natural way to the unproper function of hair follicles, by supplying the concerned area with reactivated cells that take up the regeneration process, thus contributing to the reactivation of the hair follicles.
In which cases do we implement PRP?
PRP treatment is implemented to men & women who suffer from hair loss at early or advanced stages:
- For the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia
- As a supportive treatment to Hair Transplants
- For the treatment of Alopecia Areata
- For the prevention of hair loss
Significant results have been observed in hair loss treatment, mainly due to the fact that hair loss can be reversed and the result can be preserved. Nevertheless, we should mention that PRP is not an FDA approved treatment until now and there are a percentage of patients to whom the PRP treatment has slight or even no effectiveness.
How often should the PRP treatment be offered?
The frequency for the PRP treatment depends on each case, and it is usually repeated every 6 months or 1 year. Nevertheless, in cases of Alopecia who require more intense treatment, it should be repeated more frequently.