Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is typically used for hair loss injections to stimulate hair growth. The viability and effectiveness of the PRP can be affected by the storage conditions and duration. Generally, PRP should not be left at room temperature for an extended period of time as it can cause degradation of the growth factors and platelets, which may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
Ideally, PRP should be used immediately after preparation to ensure the best results. However, if immediate use is not possible, the PRP can be stored for a short period of time under appropriate conditions. The optimal storage conditions and duration for PRP may depend on various factors, such as the specific protocol used for PRP preparation and the individual patient’s needs.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, PRP can be stored for up to 4 hours at room temperature before use. However, it is recommended to store PRP at 4°C (refrigerated) until use to maintain its quality and effectiveness. PRP should not be frozen as this can cause damage to the platelets and growth factors.
It is important to note that the storage duration and conditions of PRP may vary depending on the specific protocol used for PRP preparation and the intended use of the PRP. It is always recommended to consult with a medical professional or healthcare provider for guidance on the storage and use of PRP for hair loss injections.