The PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is an advanced non-surgical procedure that is used for wound healing of bones and tissues. Now, this technique is being used for the treatment of hair loss. In this ground-breaking treatment procedure, a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and thereby injected into the scalp. PRP treatment is known to improve the hair restoration process.
The thinning of hair affects both men and women. In men, hair loss follows a certain pattern that is passed from one generation to another. Sometimes, it is even triggered by DHT hormones. On the other hand, hair loss pattern in women is determined by age, social/ lifestyle factors, stress, and illness. With PRP therapy, the platelet-rich blood is cultured into an injectable serum-containing healing property and growth factors.
PRP Therapy is suitable for both men and women. With this state-of-the-art, non-surgical procedure, problems like hair loss or hair thinning could be easily treated. This procedure makes use of the extracted platelets from the patient’s blood plasma. The plasma needs to be spin in the centrifuge. Platelet collagen and activators are then added into it. This helps in isolating the platelet-rich plasma from the liquid blood. It is made into serum and filled into a syringe which is injected into the scalp. The growth factors present in the serum helps in hair growth.
Once the area of concern is identified, it is then evaluated and measured. Sterile equipment is used for separating the platelets and plasma from the person’s blood. The scalp is prepared for the treatment with an antiseptic solution. Anesthesia is used for numbing the scalp. PRP injections containing the platelet-derived growth factor in them are injected into the skin where there are weak follicles.
A patient undergoing PRP therapy treatment for hair loss will need 3 treatment sessions. Each session is designed at an interval of 3-4 weeks. However, PRP therapy is used along with hair transplant for prompting newly transplanted hair grafts.
- Repairs any dryness or trauma of the hair grafts
- Comfortable procedure
- Doesn’t take more than an hour
- Recovery time is very fast
- Beautiful hair growth
- Safe and reliable result
- Tissue healing
Minimal risk in a normal healthy individual
- The treated area shouldn’t be washed for 48 hours. After 48 hours, topical medication could be used.
- Hair coloring could be resumed one week after the treatment.
- The effect of the treatment is noticeable only after six months.
- To maintain improved hair growth, repeat treatments might be needed.
Cosmetic PRP is a safe and simple procedure. Patients will experience some subtle redness after the completion of the procedure.
No, PRP won’t hurt you at all. A fine needle is then used for injecting the PRP into the scalp. The injected area might swell a bit and the area might feel tender after the first area of the treatment.
Patients with any kind of blood disorder or under certain medications can’t opt for this PRP treatment.
Make sure the doctor doesn’t follow any outdated process and equipment. If he does, the result of the treatment would be poor.
Normal activities could be resumed immediately after the treatment.