PRP Treatment | Dr. Sirac DEMIR | Hair Transplant Surgeon

PRP Hair Treatment Dr. DEMIR

PRP Hair Treatment Dr. DEMIR

PRP Hair Treatment

PRP Hair Treatment

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a concentrated plasma of blood. Most importantly, PRP hair treatment can enhance hair restoration and other aesthetic surgery. That is to say, the platelets, one type of blood cells, contain growth factors that can trigger cell proliferation. As a result, it can accelerate healing and stimulate tissue regeneration in the related area. However, this treatment results need at least six months to be noticeable. On the other hand, it is not last forever. Therefore, the patient may need to repeat it at least once a year. As a result, this treatment can activate and accelerate the growth process of the newly transplanted hair. Besides, increase the thickness of the existing original hair.

Recommendations before PRP Hair Treatment

The patient should ensure that the doctor is aware of any prescriptions, and OTC (Over-The-Counter) medications that the patient is using. Most importantly, follow the doctor’s instructions regarding medications that prolong bleeding. For example aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen or blood thinners. Therefore, the patient should not take aspirin unless a doctor prescribed it.

In addition, the patient should wash his/her hair at the day of the treatment. And avoid using any products on hair. The patient should bring a clean hat to the PRP treatment session, and wear it after the treatment to protect the area. As long as it involves drawing blood. In this case, it is important for the patient to eat a meal before the treatment session to avoid lightheadedness.

Steps of PRP Hair Treatment

The PRP hair treatment session takes about 30 to 40 minutes. Most importantly, the patient can resume normal life activities immediately afterward.

On the contrary to what many think, PRP is not a ready medicine or ready treatment medical product. But, it is a solution prepared by following the pharma-laboratory process to get the Platelet Rich Plasma injection solution.

The steps of PRP hair treatment session are:

withdrawal blood sample from the patient

First step

  • About 5 ml of blood will be withdrawing from the patient to prepare PRP injuction solution.
preparing prp solution

Second step

  • the blood will transfer to a special medical tube used to extract the PRP injection solution.
centrifuge to extract prp solution

Third step

  • By using a high-speed centrifuge for 5 minutes, the laboratory process will be starting to extract the PRP injection solution.
transferring prp solution to the injector

Fourth step

  • After the centrifuging, the PRP injection solution will be ready and will transfer to a special injector containing a super-fine needle to be ready for injection.
inject prp to the patient scalp

Fifth step

  • the doctor will start carefully injects the PRP solution into multiple places under the skin of the scalp area. The platelets will break down and release the growth factors. As a result, this will trigger the natural processes of cell proliferation and tissue renewal.

After PRP Hair Treatment

Most importantly, the patient should avoid washing the treatment area for 48 hours. After that, it is possible to use hair and skincare products and continue with topical medications.


The treatment area may be sore for two or three days. Therefore, the patient may notice some bruising. Acetaminophen can help to ease discomfort.


As a result, the effect of PRP hair treatment is most noticeable after at least six months. And, repeat the treatments may be necessary to maintain the improvement in hair growth.

FAQ PRP Hair Treatment

What is PRP treatment?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentrated plasma of blood that prepare from patient blood by laboratory procedures. PRP treatment can enhance hair restoration. Besides, PRP can activate and accelerate the growth process of the newly transplanted hair, stop or decrease losing hair and thickening the existing original hair.

When can I have PRP treatment?

As long as PRP treatment is not a medicine and it is prepared from your blood, for that, there is not any age limits or restrictions to use this treatment. But generally, PRP is recommended to use for any person over the age of 16 if necessary, at least once a year. Otherwise, you have to ask your doctor if you are under 16 years old.

Does PRP safe?

Yes, as long as the PRP solution prepared by taking a blood sample from the patient. For that, it is a safe treatment that can help to accelerate the growth process for the newly transplanted hair. As well as, it can help to strengthen, increase the thickness and decrease losing hair.

Does PRP help to stop losing hair?

The results of PRP treatment differ between persons depending on many factors. But as long as the PRP solution contains growth factors that can trigger cell proliferation. And as a result, it can accelerate healing and stimulate tissue regeneration in the related area. For that, PRP treatment can decrease losing hair up to 90%. And in many cases, PRP treatment had successes to stop losing hair.

Does PRP help to re-growing the losing hair?

There aren't researches that approve fallen hair can 100% grow up again by PRP treatment. Some study cases show that fallen hair grows up again for few persons after PRP treatment. But the growth rate was not 100%. For that, scientists assuming that PRP treatment may help to restore and grow up the fallen hair up to 20 % for some persons under certain conditions.