Hair treatment with platelet-rich plasma does not require special preparation on the part of the patient. The only thing to remember is that a week before injecting the preparation into the scalp, stop taking anticoagulants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, ketoprofen and naproxen. On the day of the procedure, it is worth drinking plenty of fluids (1.5 – 2 liters of water) and stopping alcohol.
Before starting the procedure, the doctor also refers the patient to a medical consultation with a trichologist, during which the specialist conducts a medical interview. He also performs a trichoscope examination of the hair and scalp, thanks to which he can thoroughly analyze the condition of the hair and detect the cause of the problem. It is also a way to eliminate possible contraindications to start the therapy.
Before the doctor applies platelet-rich plasma to the scalp, he takes a small amount of the patient’s blood and then places the collected substance in a special centrifuge. In this machine, the plasma is separated, along with the platelet concentrate, from the remaining blood components (red and white blood cells). Once the plasma is received, it is placed in a syringe and applied to the scalp. For this, small, thin and short needles are being used. Plasma is administered to the Patient exactly as it is during mesotherapy. Thanks to this, patients do not have to worry about the occurrence of extensive inflammation and redness.
Treatment of the scalp with platelet-rich plasma takes about 30-60 minutes and usually requires local anesthesia. Therefore, patients do not have to worry about unpleasant pain during the procedure. Thin needles, on the other hand, reduce the feeling of tingling, stinging and burning during the application of the substance. However, it is worth remembering that in order to enjoy satisfactory results, it is recommended to carry out a series of treatments – from 3 to 4 times every 4-6 weeks.