During the procedure, blood is drawn as though you are having routine blood testing, the blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood. The PRP is taken from the body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. An anesthesia block is given to nerves of the scalp so the patient does not feel any pain. The highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp.
Individual results vary with each patient and no guarantees of success can be made but PRP preliminary studies indicate patients can respond to PRP therapy. It is advised that patients with history of heavy smoking, drug and alcohol use, medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic Infections, chronic liver disease, anticoagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders should not undergo a PRP therapy.
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