PRP for hair loss is a cost-effective non-surgical treatment that substantially improves hair growth and thickness.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is present in human blood. Platelets release growth factors in the blood that augments the healing process. PRP is a non-surgical and therapeutic option for people suffering from hair loss.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma. It contains approximately 3 to 5 times the platelets in normal circulating blood. Also, it contains platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), and other bioactive proteins that aid in the healing of wounds and possibly hair growth. PRP is called ” Miracle-Gro” for the scalp as it intensifies the body’s natural repair system.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an advanced, non-surgical procedure for treating hair loss problems among patients.
It is a reliable and efficient treatment option for hair loss because it has many scientifically based articles showing its efficacy in increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.
We use a syringe to collect blood from the body before the treatment. The blood sample is collected approximately 30 minutes before the PRP therapy. Almost 40-60cc of blood is drawn from the body using sterilized needles.
Then, we spin the blood in the centrifuge for a few minutes. It will separate the different components of the blood. After centrifugation, the sample is kept in a specialized refrigerator to ensure there will be no risk of contamination in it.
After centrifugation, we divide the plasma into three parts- platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. This plasma is beneficial in tissue regeneration and healing since it is rich in platelets and growth factors. Growth factors are separated and then diluted in plasma for injections.
Then we carefully transfuse the Platelet-rich plasma into the scalp. It is almost a painless procedure. Growth factors present in the plasma help to stimulate the stem cells in the body and help to prolong the growth phase of existing hair, reduce hair fall, and thicken hair.
PRP helps in natural healing. There will be no risk of any infection as the plasma used is drawn from your blood. Your body will not oppose the procedure. Moreover, the process is not time-consuming and is complete in just 1 to 2 hours.
Typically, one can measure improvements in the Hair Mass Index months before the results are visible to the naked eye. An increase in Hair Mass Index predicts how much change is visible to the patients in the coming months. It takes six to twelve months for the results of PRP to be visual in the mirror or with standardized photos. Then, we record the measurements every three months to track the plateau phase of improvement.
There are innumerable reasons why many people are opting for PRP therapy and why even doctors are suggesting the same. The major ones include:
Texture of transplanted hair is improved. The Hair will be smoother and softer than before after the treatment.
Your hair growth will boost. You will notice an improvement in hair growth after the whole treatment. Reduction & Stoppage of hair fall
Helps in faster healing after hair transplant both in the donor area and recipient area
Since the blood used for the process is yours, there are no chances of any infections or allergies, increasing the possibility of success.
A PRP injection is a low-risk procedure and does not usually cause significant side effects. The process involves a blood draw, so you should make sure you are hydrated and have eaten beforehand to prevent feeling lightheaded. After the procedure, you may experience some soreness and bruise at the injection site.
Because PRP injections are of your cells and plasma, the risk of an allergic reaction is much lower than other injectable medications like corticosteroids. Some risks of PRP therapy that are less common include: