PRP for Hair Loss
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a treatment used in Trichology for Hair fall, hair growth, in Cosmetic Dermatology for acne scars, anti aging etc. PRP stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism by releasing growth factors. Often a patient using PRP will be able to avoid more invasive procedures such as Hair Transplantation.
What Is PRP?
PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a relatively simple, non-surgical treatment that uses cutting-edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Platelet Rich Plasma, is made from your own blood and hence is very natural with no added chemicals. Your blood is first drawn and then spun in a centrifuge that allows Platelet rich plasma to separate out. Platelets contain growth hormones that promote growth and healing. When PRP is injected into hair thinning areas, it stimulates new growth, increases density, diameter of existing follicles is thickened , roots get stronger all of which happen with the new healing cycle that allows for new cell growth, and restored blood flow.
What does the procedure involve?
A sample of blood will be taken from a vein in your arm. The blood sample is then taken to be spinned in a centrifuge. The preparation takes about 15 minutes. Meanwhile a numbing cream is applied on the scalp or you may receive numbing injections. This makes the procedure less painful. The finished PRP product is then injected into the areas of hair loss.
What Are the Potential Benefits?
PRP improves healing, promotes new growth, thickens diameter of existing follicles, strengthens roots and prevents hair fall. It is also used on the face for improving acne scars and to reduce lines and wrinkles. It is proving to often be an effective and natural alternative to medication and Hair Transplantation. Patients can expect to see a significant improvement in the density of hair.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment?
You will consult with the doctor, who will ask about your medical history and see if you are a good candidate for PRP therapy. We will then obtain the blood sample and prepare the PRP. The nurse will prepare the area and apply numbing medicine. After 35 mins, the medical staff will inject the PRP solution into the areas of hair thinning. The process may be repeated every 2 months for 3 sessions
What Can I Expect After the PRP Treatment?
You may have mild swelling and discomfort which is temporary. Our numbing cream makes it almost painless. Medication may be prescribed along with an anti hair fall shampoo.
What Should I Do When I Get Home Following the Procedure?
Do not wash hair immediately for the next day or use minoxidil. Minoxidil can be resumed after 24 hrs.
What Medication would I be taking?
Your medical support staff will discuss your other medications and instructions prior to the procedure, and will review instructions again after the procedure
Why Choose us?
We use specialised kits for collecting PRP that give the maximum amount of pure PRP. Results are better with these kits combined with our post care instructions and medication. Our medical staff will consult and counsel and choose the right candidates for the procedure. Before and after pictures are taken to record growth and improvement. Medical records are checked by our Doctor in every case.