Are there any benefits with PRP? (photo)
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Science of prp
Benefits of PRP.
Regarding donor area pain, it is important to check with your physician so that he or she can examine up close
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If you don't mind spending the money it probably will not hurt.
Re: Benefits of PRP After A Hair Transplant
Successful hair yield after a hair transplant depends on selecting the right follicles (i.e. non-miniaturized) and handling them appropriately to help ensure their ability to survive in their new location. This involves avoiding mechanical trauma, air drying and warm storage temperatures.
Therefore, an experienced doctor would be able to orchestrate the conditions needed to procure expected growth.
PRP after a hair transplant
It looks like you had some good work done.
PRP does help with wound healing, and when combined with ECM helps with donor area healing and thickening existing hair
In our practice, we use platelet-rich plasma routinely combined with a material called extracellular matrix. Extracellular matrix is a material that’s derived from pig bladder that is originally designed for wound healing. We use it when we close our donor area and find that the healing is exceptional. Many people are concerned about the scars from the strip method. By combining good surgical technique, right patient and the use of extracellular matrix and platelet-rich plasma, we had very nice healing in our donor areas. In addition, we have been using platelet-rich plasma with extracellular matrix to actually treat hair loss. So, for our patient, whether we do a transplant or not, we are able to help them with the progression of hair thinning.
In my clinical experience, platelet-rich plasma does help in healing. As far as soreness is concerned, there is going to be soreness for some time. It is normal for an area where there was surgical trauma, which is controlled trauma, to have inflammation and some tenderness which is typically normal. If there is severe pain or fever that is a different story, but that is something that you have been very well instructed by your doctor. At this point, continue communicating with your doctor and I hope that my answer was helpful to you. I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your question.
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