PRP, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a medical procedure that involves the extraction of platelet-rich plasma from the patient’s blood. To do so, Dr. Yaman will draw out a small amount of blood and will separate the PRP from your blood. Once that is done, the doctor will inject the PRP into the area of your scalp where hair growth is desired. Thanks to the healing properties found within the platelet-rich plasma, your hair will start to grow back stronger, thicker, and healthier than before.
That said, PRP injections are not exclusively limited to treating hair loss. They have many other applications, which we will closely examine below.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Used For?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has many applications, and below, we’ll go into a little more detail about the different uses where PRP treatment can be highly beneficial.
Due to environmental factors and advancing age, signs of aging will start to appear on the skin in the form of wrinkles, lack of plumpness, and more. Most people, especially women who start to experience signs of aging are affected negatively. And for those who want to rejuvenate their skin and bring it back to life, PRP injections are a great solution. Once you undergo a PRP treatment, your wrinkles will be reduced to a minimum.
If you suffer from chronic tendon problems, a PRP injection can become a great supportive treatment as it accelerates the healing process. Some examples of tendon problems where PRP is suitable include if you’re suffering from the condition known as ‘tennis elbow,’ pain, and inflammation in the patellar tendon in the knee. If you undergo a surgical procedure, the rich platelet plasma from your blood (which is found in the injections) will help immensely.
Patients suffering from osteoarthritis in their knees and hips can benefit from a PRP treatment due to its natural and healing ingredients. In other words, the properties in the injection stimulate the area of the body that you’re having trouble with to heal and operate normally.
Patients suffering from hair loss often find PRP hair treatments extremely helpful in preventing hair loss. Once your platelet-rich plasma is injected into your treatment area, eventually, your hair follicles won’t only get stronger, but will be encouraged to grow. What’s more, this treatment works equally well for both men and women. In some cases, doctors use PRP with mesotherapy to get better results.
Advantages of PRP Hair Treatment
Like all hair treatments, PRP has improved tremendously since it was first introduced as a treatment on the market. Below, we will go over some of the advantages you will get by getting the platelet-rich plasma treatment:
- There’s no risk of infectious diseases (since the patient’s own blood is used)
- There is also no risk of allergies
- Results take 2 to 6 weeks to show
- It’s great for repairing damaged hair follicles
- Once your hair strands are repaired, they will start to grow, reducing the problem of hair loss
Undergoing a PRP Hair Treatment With Dr. Resul Yaman
Dr. Resul Yaman is one of the greatest surgeons in hair transplant in Turkey and especially Turkey’s leading PRP hair treatment specialists. When you visit his hair clinic in Istanbul to get the treatment, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. Over the last 13 years, Dr. Yaman has treated thousands of patients and has restored their natural-looking hair with great success. Examination procedures at Dr. Resul Yaman clinic are diverse. For example, the popular methods in Dr. Yaman’s hair transplant surgeries are DHI hair transplant procedure, a thorough examination of your scalp and manual FUE hair transplant, which are safe and effective way to extract hair follicles. As for the costs, the hair transplant cost in Turkey can differ greatly from clinic to clinic. Some Turkish hair transplant clinics can charge you as little as $750.
Before undergoing your PRP treatment, there are a few things Dr. Yaman would like you to know. Please don’t wash your hair for at least three hours after the surgery. You should also avoid styling your hair or adding any hair products, as doing so can lead to unsatisfactory results.
Dr. Yaman’s clinic is one of the most reputable in Istanbul. A quick look at the clinic’s reviews on Google or a scroll through the hundreds of hair transplant before and after photos will give you a good idea of what you can expect.
FAQs About PRP Hair Treatment
How Long Do Results From PRP Last?
Generally speaking, patients undergoing PRP treatment at Dr. Resul Yaman’s Hair Clinic get to enjoy the results anywhere between six months to a year. In some cases, results can last for much longer.
Are PRP Treatments Painful?
PRP treatments are considered to be minimally invasive and relatively painless. During a standard PRP treatment, Dr. Yaman will draw out a small amount of blood from your body. From the blood, all of the necessary platelet-rich plasma will be extracted before being injected back into your treatment area. To answer the questions, in the worst-case scenario, your PRP treatment can be slightly uncomfortable.