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Autologous Mesotherapy with growth factors (PRP)



The results of autologous mesotherapy for smoothing out wrinkles, skin tightening, treating of sagging skin in the legs and buttocks and for better healing of wounds and burns, are nothing but spectacular. Autologous mesotherapy with growth factors (PRP) is a modern revolutionary method for the treatment hair loss providing immediate visible results long-term without any pain and side effects.

PRP therapy is mainly based on the injection of rich plasma platelets obtained from the same patient - which is the reason why the treatment is characterized autologous. The patient initially undergoes a painless blood sampling procedure. Approximately 50cc of blood is taken, which is roughly the same amount taken in a general blood test. Then the blood is centrifuged in order to separate the - plasma components like platelets, white and red blood cells.From these, the plasma and growth factors contained in platelets are utilized. Next, the ingredients with the enriched plasma are injected subcutaneously into scalp regions. This prolongs the life of follicular units, multiplying the cells and helping the regeneration of scalp tissues.

Autologous mesotherapy is based on blood collection and re-using the blood of the patient himself. It is a perfectly secure method without any side effects. A simple and painless procedure, which is repeated every 20 days and typically takes 4 to 6 sessions to complete even though the time of the treatment may vary from one case to another. It is recommended for the treatment of traction alopecia, scarring and androgenetic alopecia in men and women, for preventing hair loss, and as a complementary therapy for supporting hair transplants.

QUESTIONS

What are the contraindications of this treatment?
Contraindications include:
-uncontrolled diabetes
-uncontrolled hypertension
-heart failure
-arrhythmias

What is the role of growth factors?
The main components of PRP are cytokines (proteins of growth, modulation, and immune response) and growth factors. These factors are proteins produced by certain cells in the body that stimulate the regeneration of tissues that are not functioning properly or have been damaged, by enhancing angiogenesis and neovascularization. In this way, the reactivation of weak adult stem cells, cell proliferation, and cell regeneration is achieved over the affected area.
It is noteworthy to mention that the PRP method increases the concentration of growth factors in plasma by 2 to 4 times, thus allowing the reactivation of a much larger number of adult stem cells. Next, the stem cells send signals for the reactivation of the affected area, resulting in self-recovery of the disorder and achieving in this way quicker and better results. In hair loss, PRP therapy manages to reactivate the hair follicles that are damaged in order to reactivate right new strong hair. PRP imposes on the human body a vivid yet safe way to react, by weakening the function of follicular units and providing the region with activated stem cells which undertake the regeneration process of the hair follicles. Soon after, hair loss stops and new, dense and strong hair appears in places where there is thinning.