Platelet rich plasma or PRP is thrombocyte-rich blood plasma; as one of the human blood cells, the platelets bind many growth factors which are responsible for faster tissue regeneration and healing process. PRP is used successfully in the treatment of many injuries, as well as in neck, hands, face and neckline rejuvenation procedures; It has also proved efficient against hair loss and stimulating hair growth.
At the Maletić Polyclinic we use different types of anaesthesia, depending on the area: cream with anaesthetic effect, cooling the location of treatment (a special machine blows cold air) and we also use the vibration method, which makes the treated area less sensitive. We administer local block anaesthesia, too.
After taking blood from of the patient, which is done in the same way as in laboratory tests, it is centrifuged. This is done by a special device which separates the PRP from other blood components. The next step is the disinfection of the injection spot. Of course, it is important to know the exact depth and location where the PRP should be injected, because a misdirected application and the inappropriate depth result in a weaker effect.
We, the physicians at the Maletić Polyclinic, developed an application of fractional laser along with a PRP protocol with which we achieve outstanding results, especially in the case of facial rejuvenation: the skin is slightly scratched on the surface and the PRP is rubbed into these scratches. Both the depth at which the PRP works best and the density is determined by the laser - so the PRP enters as deeply into the skin as necessary to obtain the desired result. A slight redness of the treated area is possible, but it after one to three days the location of treatment returns to normal. We recommend a repetition of the treatment in four to six weeks. Sometimes it happens that the patients are satisfied after a single treatment, so that subsequent treatments are not necessary.
HOW DOES THE PRP SUPPORT HAIR GROWTH
PRP not only supports hair growth, but also strengthens the hair - so we use PRP in various cases of hair loss, such as hormonal hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), circular hair loss (alopecia areata) and scarring hair loss (scarred alopecia). PRP has been proven highly efficient in hair transplantation and contributes to better healing and hair growth in both transplanted and natural hair. It is of utmost importance to inject the PRP at an appropriate depth to deliver the material directly to the hair or follicle stem cells. The results of this method have proven excellent.
We recommend PRP scalp treatments several times a year, preferably every three to four months; We also recommend other protocols, depending on the condition of the scalp. The treatments also depend on the individual patient. There are cases in which PRP is applied initially 20 days before the operation, the second time during the hair transplantation itself, and for the third time 45 days after the first PRP treatment.
Some patients experience redness of the scalp, which usually subsides the next day.
The scalp before the PRP treatment / The scalp after the PRP treatment: