Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a medical treatment for hair loss that contains a high concentration of platelets.
PRP treatment is a revolutionary hair growth procedure with the concept of cellular biology, where the body’s own healing properties, stimulate hair follicles for the growth of healthy and thick hair.
Platelets contain healing growth factors and may act as a trigger for natural hair growth. PRP once injected increases blood supply to the hair follicle to maintain the growth and also in turn increases the thickness of the hair shaft.
We at our centre often advise photon-micro-needling and low-level laser therapy with PRP, to enhance the results.
Before treatment, it’s better to inform your doctor regarding your chronic infections, illness, or supplements and medication you received. PRP treatment may not be recommended who are on blood thinners, chronic smoker, or alcoholics.
PRP therapy is a three-step procedure.
Step 1: Blood is drawn, usually from the arm, and collected in a test tube and put in a specialized centrifuge machine that spins at high speed to separate blood components.
Step 2: After centrifugation process blood is separated into two major components called as plasma and sediment, the red blood cells settle down and clear fluid is called as plasma which contains white blood cells and platelets – this is called as PLATELET POOR PLASMA (PPP).
This platelet-poor plasma is collected in another test tube and re-centrifuged to separate platelets from PPP. After 15 minutes of centrifugation process PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) is separated from the platelet-poor plasma.
Step 3: The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) collected in insulin syringes and injected into areas of the scalp that are suffering from hair loss. However, the ideal volume of PRP to be injected is 8 to12 ml.
Before this injection, the doctor disinfects and administers local anaesthesia. The whole site is then cleaned thoroughly. After receiving the treatment which takes about 1 hour, the patient can return back to his normal work, as routine.
To obtain desired good results PRP treatment usually recommended at an interval of 1 month for consecutive 5 to 6 months. This is followed by maintenance sitting once in 3 to 6 months.
Although some patients feel tenderness, soreness, or redness at the site of injection and some feel tightness’ on the scalp or complain of headache for a day after the procedure.
We at our Clear Skin & Hair Rich Centre perform the PRP procedure with an advance, refrigerator centrifuge, and in combination with low-level laser therapy to acquire most effective results.