Platelet-rich plasma therapy or (PRP) is gaining popularity as an advanced method for treating patterned hair loss, hair thinning or receding hairline and delivering effective natural hair regrowth results.
Things To Know About PRP Therapy For Hair
- Pain: It is a minimally invasive procedure and is virtually pain-free.
- Risk Factors: The PRP procedure is safe with no side effects like bleeding, allergy, infection, etc.
- Treatment Duration: we recommend 6-8 sessions at an interval of one month each. Each session lasts from an hour to an hour and a half.
- Ideal Candidate: Anyone suffering from patterned hair loss or androgenetic alopecia can opt for PRP. we may recommend it after completing a thorough diagnosis by recording your medical history and conducting a trichoscopy. The minimum age for this treatment is 18 years.
- Results: The results are visible after three months of undergoing the first session.
Mesotherapy is an ideal treatment for the hair loss or hair fall victims. This method reduces the thinning of hair, which is one of the main causes of a severe hair fall illness. This treatment is painless and non-surgical. It is performed by injecting stem cell serum or platelet rich plasma injections into the scalp.
PRP Hair Treatment Procedure
The PRP hair treatment is a four-step process as explained below
- Collection Of Blood Sample: As the first step of the PRP hair loss treatment process, your doctor will take a 20 ml blood sample.
- Separation Of Platelets: centrifuge technique is used for the separation of platelets from the blood. The double spin method ensures the optimal concentration of platelets that are rich in growth factors.
- Extraction and Activation Of PRP From The Blood: Doctors extract Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from the remaining layers of Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP), and red blood cells in the tube. Before injecting the PRP into a patient’s scalp, trichologists activate the growth factors in the plasma using an activating agent.
- Insertion Of PRP Into Affected Area With Injections: In the last step, dermatologists inject the PRP extracted from the blood safely into the affected area on the scalp with the use of microneedles. Before inserting the platelet-rich plasma, your dermatologist will administer local anaesthesia into the scalp margin, so that you don’t feel any pain.
#PRP Hair Regrowth Therapy is a safe non-surgical treatment that would be effective for controlling hair loss.
Who Should Not Go For PRP Treatment?
PRP hair treatment procedure is not suitable for the following people –
- Heavy smokers
- Those diagnosed with medical disorders such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenaemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute infections, chronic liver disease and cancer should avoid opting for PRP. It is also not advisable for those undergoing anti coagulation therapy and those on blood thinners.
Side Effects of PRP therapy:
Since PRP is a non-surgical treatment that involves using an autologous blood sample, it rules out any significant side effects. It also minimises the risk of allergic reactions and infections. However, you may experience the following:
- Multiple pricks, momentary pain, and pin-pointed bleeding as it is a minimally invasive treatment. (1) Your doctor may use local anaesthesia to alleviate the discomfort.
- You may experience soreness and redness at the site of injections.
- Heaviness in the head that may subside within an hour with an analgesic. However, pregnant and early lactating women should avoid opting for PRP treatment.
PRP is the safest non-surgical method of treating acute hair thinning and reversing balding. If you are noticing a receding hairline and increasing hair loss, then consult and find out if PRP treatment is suitable for you.