PRP hair loss treatment & hair transplant boosting treatment (method of autologous tissue revitalization & regeneration through platelet-rich plasma)
BERGMANN KORD implements PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) hair loss treatment, which is an innovative method for the treatment of male & female hair loss. PRP is based on the platelet rich plasma, an enriched in platelets portion of blood that is easily extracted after a special treatment of a small blood sample. Its direct injection into the area affected by hair loss appears to be a highly effective hair loss treatment as well as hair transplant boosting treatment, since it takes advantage of the various growth factors that platelets contain, which promote cell proliferation and tissue regeneration.
PRP protocol at BERGMANN KORD
PRP treatment is implemented under strict specifications of hygiene & safety by the specialized physicians and biologists-biochemists of BERGMANN KORD in accordance with the following protocol:
1. Blood collection (like a general blood test) up to 50cc
2. Blood centrifugation in order to separate and extract the plasma as well as the platelets
3. Infusion of the multi-potent platelet-rich plasma into the area affected by hair loss (topical anaesthesia has been previously performed)
Are all PRP protocols identical?
Due to the fact that PRP effectiveness depends on its protocol of implementation, we should mention that BERGMANN KORD implements a unique PRP protocol which differs from the other ones at the following points:
1. Thanks to our specialized centrifugation technique the total amount of platelets is extracted (centrifugation conditions is a parameter on which mostly depends the effectiveness of PRP)
2. The whole amount of plasma (and not only a part of it) is exploited
3. The collection of the whole amount of the white phase (“buffy coat”) provides additional benefits (apart from the platelets, we also extract the white blood cells which is scientifically proven that produce and release cytokines and growth factors that act in synergy with platelets΄ growth factors).
Is PRP a safe hair loss treatment?
The autologous nature of PRP renders it an absolutely safe treatment with no side effects. PRP is a simple and painless process implemented by BERGMANN KORD΄s scientists under strict specifications of hygiene & safety. Moreover, PRP is itself an antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory biological material and therefore it provides antiseptic action and protection.
PRP treatment has been implemented for years in wound healing (orthopaedics, chronic ulcers, burns and surgical scars) with very impressive results.
Contraindications: they are few and related to unregulated blood sugar or anticoagulant treatment. Before any PRP treatment, the doctor carefully reviews each patient’s history.
The role of Growth Factors in hair loss treatment
Blood is consisted of approximately 55% plasma, which contains red & white blood cells, platelets, proteins, other nutrients, vitamins, electrolytes and carries out their distribution in the body.
Two of the most important components of PRP are Cytokines (proteins of growth, differentiation and immunological response) and Growth Factors.
Growth Factors are special proteins that are produced by certain cells in our body and activate the repair of tissues that do not operate properly or have been damaged, by developing regenerating and revitalizing action. This is achieved through the reactivation of the weak adult stem cells and the proliferation and regeneration of the cells of the concerned area.
Based on the fact that platelets contain various growth factors, through the PRP therapy the concentration of growth factors is increased, and thus a profound number of adult stem cells is reactivated. Then, they give the appropriate signals for the refunction of the concerned area and as a result, the self-repair of the disorders is achieved in less time and with far more effectiveness.
When implemented as a hair loss treatment, PRP is able to reactivate the impaired hair follicles that do not operate properly in order to provide invigorated hair. PRP “forces” the human organism to react in an intense but completely natural way to the impaired function of hair follicles, by supplying the concerned area with activated cells that take up the regeneration process, thus contributing to the regeneration of the hair follicles.
In which cases do we implement PRP?
PRP treatment is implemented to men & women who suffer from hair loss at early or advanced stages:
- For the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia
- As a supportive treatment to Hair Transplants
- For the treatment of Alopecia Areata
- For the prevention of hair loss
Significant results have been observed in hair loss treatment, mainly due to the fact that hair loss can be reversed and the result can be preserved. Nevertheless, we should mention that PRP is not an FDA approved treatment until now and there are a percentage of patients to whom the PRP treatment has slight or even no effectiveness.
How often should the PRP treatment be offered?
The frequency for the PRP treatment depends on each case, and it is usually repeated every 6 months or 1 year. Nevertheless, in cases of Alopecia who require more intense treatment, it should be repeated more frequently.
Iontophoresis: A new way of administering medication for treatment of hair loss
Iontophoresis is approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). Essentially it involves the active transdermal delivery of drugs or treatments with the help of electricity. A prerequisite is that the treatment is water-soluble and includes positive or negative ions.
Ions are atoms with a positive or negative charge resulting from a loss or gain of one or more electrons. “Phoresis” means transportation. Iontophoresis, therefore, is the transport of ions.
This innovative and totally painless technique is utilized by the new exclusive partnership of the scientific center Bergmann Kord with the Dermatology Clinic of Dr. Fabio Rinaldi in Milan, a Clinic that is globally recognized concerning issues of the scalp.