PRP Therapy: Hair loss treatment

PRP Therapy: Hair loss treatment

PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.

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PRP for hair loss is a medical treatment consisting of three steps wherein the person’s blood is drawn out of his body, processed well, and then re-injected into his scalp. It has been observed that PRP injections promote natural hair growth, improve blood supply to the hair follicles, and increase the thickness of hair shafts.

This is a three-step process explained below in brief-

  1. The blood of the person is drawn and put into a machine (centrifuge) that spins the blood quite fast to separate the fluids of different densities.
  2. The blood is divided into 3 parts after 10 minutes or so, namely platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and Red Blood Cells.
  3. Out of it, the platelet-rich plasma is drawn in a syringe and re-injected into the areas that require hair growth.

Advantages of PRP Therapy against hair loss are:

  • Simple, non surgical procedure
  • Multiple Injections: procedure lasting approximately 60 minutes
  • Safe and reliable results
  • Very quick recovery period
  • Beautiful and above all extremely natural looking end results
PRP therapy is used in hair restoration for natural looking results

With a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.

PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.

Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.

The cost of PRP hair treatment can be considerable, as more sessions may be needed to obtain the desired result. PRP is also being used in conjunction with some hair transplant procedures.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: what is it and how does it work?

The doctor takes a little blood which is then treated in a centrifuge so that only the enriched cells or platelets (PRP) remain.The PRP or highly concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma, including essential growth proteins, is injected into the scalp or areas to be treated using a special micro needle. It is possible to use PRP Hair Loss Therapy alone to promote hair growth or it can also be used in combination with hair transplant or restoration surgery.

There are four types of PRP therapy, used majorly as per the requirement.

1. Red or Leucocyte-Rich PRP

Red PRP has concentrated white blood cells and platelets. In this treatment, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection is used to treat the underlying conditions, especially in orthopedics and sports.

2. Amber or Leucocyte-Poor PRP

Amber PRP has concentrated platelets but not many white blood cells. These platelets help in increasing collagen synthesis, stimulating the extracellular matrix, and activating fibroblasts.

3. Autologous conditioned serum

This one has highly concentrated white blood cells with its growth factors. An anti-inflammatory cytokine, a special protein, provides relief from pain especially when it’s knee osteoarthritis.

4. Platelet Lysate

This one only contains highly concentrated growth factors and not any white blood cells. It’s best for androgenetic alopecia and female pattern hair loss, it works for various other therapies too though.

There are various benefits of going for PRP treatment for hair growth.

1. Minimally-invasive method

PRP treatment is non-surgical and least invasive. It can simply be performed at a dermatologist’s clinic. The procedure and recovery both are quick.

2. Doesn’t leave any scar

This process involves just a needle for drawing out and then re-injecting the blood. It doesn’t require any area to be cut and hence, doesn’t leave the patient in stress of getting scarred.

3. Very effective

PRP is being used universally by all dermatologists and hair experts. This treats majorly all the hair concerns. It is effective enough to show the results within 3 months.

4. Safe to use

Since PRP is minimally invasive and non-surgical, it is one of the safest hair treatments available right now. Moreover, since one’s own blood is inserted through injection, there is no risk of any infection or allergic reactions.

5. Highly convenient

PRP doesn’t have any downtime. The patients don’t have to stay in the clinic for the whole day. They can come anytime as per their convenience and leave immediately after the treatment. They can resume their routine work the very same day.

6. Causes very little discomfort

Since PRP is non-surgical, it causes the least discomfort to the patients. This also depends on their pain tolerance level and the area to be treated.

7. Can be customized

Just like any other treatment, PRP is also customizable. Your scalp is studied, the magnitude of hair loss is checked, and accordingly, the treatment for hair restoration is planned.

8. Provides Natural-Looking Results

This procedure triggers the inactive hair follicles and helps in hair growth. It targets the root cause of the problem and since no outside agents are introduced in the body, it shows natural results.

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy is a procedure involving drawing one's blood and placing it in a machine to separate the fluid into different densities. The one with rich plasma is taken and injected in the desired area.

How to prepare my body for PRP injections?

There are certain do's and don'ts to be followed to make your body PRP-ready.

  • Stop consuming any steroid medications 3 weeks before.
  • Don't take any vitamins or supplements that cause blood thinning the week before.
  • Hydrate yourself, feed well, and take sound sleep the day before as well as the same day.

What are the things to take care of for the best PRP outcome?

  • Though it has very little downtime, it is advised to take a couple of days' rest after the procedure. It ensures proper healing and the best outcomes.
  • Don't touch or rub the injected area and avoid bathing and swimming for at least eight hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and workouts and apply ice or heat at the injected site for three days after the treatment.
  • Take only those medications that are approved by your expert for the week post-treatment.
  • Do not apply any ointment, lotion, or cosmetic product at that site for at least 6 hours.
  • Avoid taking alcohol or smoking for at least 3 days as it delays the healing process.

Do I need to take rest after the procedure?

There is no downtime of this procedure, you can resume your routine work and go to the office if it doesn't involve strenuous activity but it is advisable to take a couple of days' rest post-treatment.

Who should stay away from PRP injections?

Pregnant women, cancer patients, or anyone who has blood clotting disorders are advised not to go for PRP treatment. However, there are various other treatments that they may receive.

Can I combine any other treatment with PRP?

The answer is yes! Generally, treatments are combined to give patients better results and quicker healing.

Which conditions can be treated with PRP?

Other than hair fall, various other problems can be treated including osteoarthritis, muscle tear, tendon and ligament injuries, rotator cuff injuries, lumbar spinal disc pain, cervical facet joint dysfunction, and TMJ.

Are there any major side effects of PRP treatment?

As such there is no major side-effect of this treatment as own blood is injected into the patient but there is mild discomfort and a very little risk of bleeding and infection.

Do PRP injections pain a lot?

Normally, PRP injections are not painful but it all depends on the treatment site and one's pain threshold.

How many sessions are required?

Generally, three to four sessions are held four to six weeks apart, for the best outcomes of this treatment. Later on, a session is held every 6 to 12 months for maintenance.



*Result may vary person to person.