PRP Treatment For Face And Hair: Cost, Types, Benefits And Side Effects
The treatment using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections is an astonishing advancement in the cosmetology industry. PRP treatment not only cures hair loss but is also an amazing anti-aging and joint pain treatment. It not only stimulates hair growth and skin rejuvenation but also amplifies the impact of other cosmetic procedures.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet-rich plasma and the name itself suggests that it constitutes two elements, namely platelets (a blood cell type) and plasma (the liquid portion of the blood). People know about the clotting abilities of platelets but very few know that they also have growth factors that stimulate cell reproduction and tissue regeneration.
PRP is nothing but normal blood having more platelets than usual. What dermatologists do is that they take a blood sample of the patient which is then placed on a machine (centrifuge) that separates platelets from all the other blood components and concentrates it with plasma.
This concentrated plasma is injected into the target area, i.e., the scalp, injured knee, etc. Nowadays, ultrasound is also used for injecting it perfectly and getting the perfect outcome. It basically helps in increasing the concentration of growth factors that eventually help in quicker wound healing or skin rejuvenation.
What are the benefits of PRP treatment?
There are countless benefits of PRP treatment, some of which are mentioned below-
1. Boosts collagen production
PRP facial has many growth factors and triggers the cells that work enough to spike the production of collagen in the body. This works amazingly well as an anti-aging element and also helps in skin rejuvenation.
2. Makes skin plump
PRP is so effective that it can reverse at least half of the years-long skin damage in the first session itself. It penetrates deep into the skin, boosts collagen production, and tightens the sagging skin.
3. De-pigment skin
Inserting PRP in the body through microneedles improves blood circulation and purifies the same. The composition of platelets, stem cells, and growth factors helps in treating issues like scars, melasma, hyperpigmentation, etc., and smoothening skin.
4. Increases hair density
Since PRP treatment increases the healing process of the treated area, it works on hair follicles too when injected on the scalp. PRP hair treatment improves the quality as well as quantity of hair.
5. A natural and safe way
Since PRP facial and PRP hair treatment use our own blood, no foreign element enters our body. There is no risk of any infection with the foreign products and hence, a safe way to get the required treatment done.
6. Reduces pain
PRP immensely helps people who face joint pain due to any injury, disease, overuse, or the normal wear and tear of bones that happens naturally with age. It eases inflammation and joint pain and improves mobility.
7. Short recovery period
You don’t have to impose n number of restrictions on yourself after PRP treatment. You can resume your daily activities by following a few guidelines as discussed by your practitioner. Changes in the body can be seen in a couple of weeks but complete healing takes time.
8. Amplifies the healing process
Sometimes the healing process of our body slows down due to some reason, *PRP* accelerates this process. The composition of healing proteins, concentrated platelets, and growth factors helps in quick healing of the injured tissue.
9. Quick and painless
Generally, it is quick but the actual treatment time varies depending on one’s requirements. After the blood is drawn out and PRP is created, the professionals inject that directly into the targeted tissue which is a matter of a couple of minutes.
How many types of PRP treatment are there?
One PRP doesn’t fit all the conditions. Hence, there are these types of PRP treatment available for various conditions.
1. Red or Leucocyte-Rich PRP
This one consists of concentrated platelets and white blood cells. In this treatment, Autologous blood platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection is used to treat degenerated tissues, majorly in orthopedics and sports.
2. Amber or Leucocyte-Poor PRP
This one has concentrated platelets but only a few white blood cells. These platelets, when injected into the scalp, help in collagen synthesis, stimulating extracellular matrix, and activating fibroblast (that primarily helps in wound healing).
3. Autologous conditioned serum
This has highly concentrated growth factors from white blood cells. An anti-inflammatory cytokine (Interkeukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) is proven to provide relief from pain, especially in the case of knee osteoarthritis.
4. Platelet Lysate
These are devoid of whole cells but have highly concentrated growth factors. These work amazingly for androgenetic alopecia and female pattern hair loss. These complement other therapies and surgeries too.
PRP Hair Treatment Cost In India
PRP injectable treatment is an effective solution for hair fall in India. The cost of this treatment depends on several factors, like the severity of the hair fall, the number of sessions required, and the place where you are getting the treatment.
Here at Sakhiya Skin Clinic, the cost is Rs 5, 000 for a single session, and for effective results, our expert dermatologist recommends a minimum of 6 sessions.
Side effects of PRP treatment for face and hair
Just like any other treatment, PRP also has certain associated risks such as
1. Pain in the scalp
3. Scar at the injected area
4. Injury to nerves or blood vessels
6. Slight Irritation
These are not that serious but if these turn severe, contact your dermatologist without any delay.
Things to consider before and after the PRP treatment
There are certain things that need to be taken care of before and after any treatment to take the best out of it. Some of them are mentioned below-
1. Before PRP
- Clean your hair and scalp before the treatment. Shampooing and conditioning would make your hair dirt-free and hence, a better area to work on.
- Feed and hydrate yourself properly to avoid fainting, nausea, or dizziness.
- Avoid any kind of hair products like hair gel or hair spray for at least three days before PRP hair treatment.
- Stay away from smoking and drinking as these reduce the platelet count.
- Sleep well the night before.
- Avoid any supplements for a week before PRP.
2. After PRP
- You can resume your regular activities just after the treatment unless it’s inconvenient for you. Always consult your dermatologist in case of any inconvenience.
- You can wash your hair as you usually do unless it’s painful or irritated.
- Avoid using any chemical for at least 3 days after the PRP hair treatment to avoid any complications.
- Avoid sun exposure, heat, and intense workout for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
- Use only clean napkins to wipe your face, especially during the first few weeks.
- Don’t let anyone touch your treated area for at least one-day post-treatment.
- Stay hydrated and eat nutritious meals.
Before and after results of PRP face and hair treatment
Thinning hair that leads to baldness and hairline starts retracting.
Rough facial skin that may have acne, scars, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone.
Loose and sagging skin with fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles with baggy eyes.
People lose their glow and their skin becomes dull due to any reason.
Thinning and baldness seem to be reversed and you can observe new hair blooming up.
The texture and tone of skin show remarkable changes that further improve one’s self-confidence too.
Treatment of PRP facial boosts collagen production, helps in skin rejuvenation, and tightens the loose skin.
PRP facial helps in brighter complexion, better skin tone, and more glowing skin.
Since PRP has concentrated plasma and is extracted from the body, it is a no-fail immune system booster with no risk of allergic reactions to foreign substances.
After years-long extensive research, PRP has been proven effective in improving the quality of the skin and the volume of hair. Being a non-invasive method of growing hair and more economical and easier than hair transplant, PRP treatment is certainly gaining popularity for all good reasons.
We have a highly dedicated, trained, and experienced staff with a team of certified dermatologists. They carefully examine every case, check their history, then suggest treatment. Personal attention is given to the patients every time they visit.
Our clinics are spread all over South Gujarat, including Vapi, Valsad, Vadodara, Surat (Vesu, Nana Varachha, Lal Darwaza, Dabholi, Citylight, Bhatar, and Adajan), Rajkot, Raipur, Pune, Navsari, Mumbai (Andheri), Mota Varachha, Bardoli, Ankleshwar, Anand, and Ahmedabad (South Bopal, Thaltej, Satellite, Nikol, and Chandkheda). Now we have also opened a clinic in Dubai.
If you are fed up with hair thinning, aging skin, or suffering from joint pain, book an appointment with us for PRP treatment right now at your nearest location.