PRP is the latest nonsurgical technique in the market. Patient’s need and desire have given rise to new technologies, Hair transplantation and nowadays PRP. PRP is also known as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. It can be injected in the scalp or it can be rubbed on the scalp with the help of derma roller in the areas which suffer from the hair loss problems.
Best patients for this procedure are Patients having thining hair or those with Androgenetic Alopecia (male/ female pattern baldness) or hair loss on the top of scalp ad recending hair line particularly along the temples.
Platelets Rich Plasma (PRP for Hair) results can help prevent further re grow thinning hair thicker & fuller.
The procedure generally involves drawing out one’s own blood and centrifugation it so that the platelets collect in a tube. This plasma rich in platelets and growth factors are very useful in tissue regeneration and healing. It can be injected in the scalp or it can be rubbed on the scalp with the help of derma roller in the areas which suffer from the hair loss problems.
Patients having a history of smoking, drug and alcohol. Patients having Medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenia’s, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic Infections, chronic liver disease, anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders.
Patients can see the results generally after fourth session. The sitting not only promotes hair growth but also strengthens hair follicles. It is the safe procedure without any side effects.
Generally people who have lost all hair should not opt for this procedure as it does not help grow new hair. It can only thicken the existing hair by strengthening hair follicle
Costing of PRP depends upon the area treated and indication for which PRP is used for and the amount of PRP (how much ml) is injected.
Generally 4 to 5 sessions are required at a gap of three to four week.
Patients will soon see the results after the fourth sitting. The treatment not only promotes hair growth but also strengthens hair follicles. It is quite a safe procedure without any side-effects. Since it involves drawing out blood and multiple needle pricks, it may seem uncomfortable and scary but a numbing cream is used prior to the procedure to reduce the discomfort.
PRP poses no danger of allergic, hypersensitivity or foreign-body reactions. Sterile technique must be used at every stage of PRP preparation and application. Sterile technique is especially important if a patient has an underlying medical condition that predisposes to infection.
A brief period of inflammation at wound sites may be experienced by a patient after
some medical conditions may be a contraindication to use of PRP. Many of these are not absolute contraindications because the conditions vary from patient to patient. It is always better to have counseling with your dermatologist who has a vast experience in hair restoration and discuss your all medical history with the doctor prior to the treatment
The use of PRP helps to promote healing and hair growth after hair transplantation is centered in three functional applications:
To preserve and enhance hair follicle viability during and after hair transplantation
To promote and enhance tissue repair and healing after hair transplantation
To reinvigorate dormant hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth.