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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy for Hair Loss Treatment
Here’s Why PRP Therapy Is The Way To The Future!
Recent years have brought forth a range of new treatments and therapies for people who are having hair trouble. While a hair transplant is a good choice for people who have large bald spots, there are those who are not ready for such an invasive procedure and wish to look at other avenues first. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is one such method that is fast gaining a lot of popularity with people with hair loss.
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma or PRP is present in human blood. Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood having potential of faster healing. Platelets release growth factors in the blood which augments the healing process. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a non-surgical and therapeutic option for people suffering from hair loss. As a matter of fact, this is the best option for people who are looking at a method of restoring hair, at a point when the loss has just started setting in. if the hair loss is extreme, then hair transplant might be the only option, but for those who have just started noticing baldness or thinning of hair, this might be a great option.
Blood is collected from the body using syringe before the treatment. Blood sample is collected approximately 30 minutes before the PRP therapy. Around 40-60cc of blood is drawn from the body using sterilized needles and is transferred into the vials.
Blood is then spun in the centrifuge for few minutes and blood components are separated. After centrifugation, sample is kept in specialized refrigerator ensuring that there will be no risk of contamination in the sample.
Plasma Concentration & Growth Factors
After centrifugation, plasma is divided into three parts i.e. platelet poor plasma, platelet rich plasma and red blood cells. Growth factors are separated and diluted in plasma and used for injections
Platelet rich plasma is then transfused into scalp carefully. This is almost a painless procedure. Growth factors present in the plasma help to stimulates the stem cells in the body and help to prolong the growth phase of existing hair, reduces hair fall and thicken hair
PRP Hair Treatment Cost
PRP hair treatment cost in India will vary from clinic to clinic and will also be dependent on other factors such as the equipment used, experience of the doctor, the number of sessions you will require and the number of injections you might need.
Why PRP Therapy?
PRP helps in natural healing. There will be no risk of any infection as plasma used is drawn from your own blood. There is no chance that your body will oppose the procedure. Moreover the procedure is not lengthy and will be completed in just 1 to 2 hours.
New Hair growth in 2-3 sessions
Increase & thickening Hair growth in 6-8 sessions
No Cuts, No Scars, No Surgery
Natural Hair. You can style the way you want
What should be keeping in mind before going for PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is a simple procedure which does not require any special care before therapy. But still there are few things that you have to take care off.
If you are using any blood thinners, stop using them before 5-7 days.
Wash head before antibacterial shampoo before treatment.
Avoid smoking for at least a week before treatment.
Avoid consumption of alcohol.
Have healthy breakfast on the day of treatment.
PRP specific cells that cause hair growth include
Benefits of PRP
There are actually innumerable reasons why a growing number of people are opting for PRP therapy and why even doctors are suggesting the same. The major ones include:
of transplanted hair is improved. Hair will be smooth and soft after the treatment.
Your hair growth will be boosted. You will notice good hair growth after the whole treatment.Reduction & Stoppage of hair fall
Helps in the faster healing after hair transplant both in donor area and recipient area
Given that your blood will be used, there are no chances of any infections or allergies either, increasing the possibilities of success.
Side effects of PRP
Because the procedure is done using the patient’s own blood, the chances of anything going wrong are minimal, but as is the case with any medical procedure there are the possibilities of a few side effects:
Even though the entire procedure is done under anesthesia, some people tend to complain pain. However, the tenderness does tend to subside in a matter of hours, or at the most, within a day.
For certain people, there can be a tiny amount of bleeding from the sites, where the injections were administered. This too should subside in a matter of hours.
In some cases, there is a little redness and swelling at the injection sites, but these too will not last for more than a few hours, or at the most a day.
In some cases, people have complained of a headache or heaviness in head, but generally it does not last for more than a day or two.
Some people have also complained of tightness in their scalp, and this emerges immediately after the injections. This feeling should last for at the most one day.
PRP therapy can be repeated every 1-2 months and usually 3-4 sittings are sufficient, though some patients may require maintenance therapy once a year or more frequently depending upon the severity of hair loss. The visible results in form of new hair growth can be seen after 3-4 months of treatment and further improvement is noticed in the subsequent months.
Blood is taken from your body and the powerful Platelet Rich Plasma is extracted from the blood. This plasma is then fortified with other growth factors and then injected back into your body. The platelets promote hair growth, leading to better results, especially after a hair transplant session.
Yes, it can be combined with hair transplant – pre-operatively, intra-operatively, or post-operatively. It not only helps in healthier and faster growth of transplanted hair, but also stimulates the existing thinning hair at the same time.
PRP therapy can be repeated every 1-2 months and usually 3-4 sittings are sufficient, though some patients may require maintenance therapy once a year or more frequently depending upon the severity of hair loss. The visible results in form of new hair growth can be seen after 3-4 months of treatment.
No. As blood is drawn from your own body, you will not get any type of infection or reaction. Your immune system will not reject this treatment. PRP therapy is safe and natural process. However one can get mild redness, bruising or headache which responds well to routine analgesics.
I started facing hair loss at the age of 26 but it was not very noticeable. But at 29
the hair loss progressed very quickly and crown almost became empty. And further my
hair line receded quickly. Now at the age of 31 I started looking very old.
I tried many medicines like homeopathic etc etc but nothing seems to work.
Then I started searching for my options and finally decided for a hair transplant.
I can see good results post-transplant. Overall good. As suggested, I may go for
further transplant for crown area. I am currently taking 6 months cyclical therapy
again to stop hair fall. Then will take the decision accordingly. I can say I would
prefer someone for A K Clinic. As it is giving person the way to live more happily.
Had a hair transplant at AK clinic under care of Doc. KAPIL DUA.And after treatment it
has been 3 month now and I have very much inproved growing hair. He is best surgeon
ever seen and very experienced in this art. They also provided very good atmosphere
while surgery. With his experience he gave very confident to his patients while surgery.
After talking to Dr Kapil I have decided to go for a hair transplant surgery which turned
out to be very good. Total of 6000 grafts were transplanted. The density was medium
density. The procedure was FUE without any scar. The procedure was by done both Dr
Kapil and Dr Aman. I strongly recommend anyone who is looking for a FUE surgery in India.