Platelet rich plasma therapy involves the use of platelets and growth factors from your own blood to help hair follicles that are inactive to move back into the growth phase.
Unlike a hair transplant, there is no addition of follicles in the target area in PRP. It helps in reactivation of dormant hair follicles. PRP treatment is therefore not ideal for: Late stage baldness Complete baldness It works best on: Early stages of hair thinning in both men and women Works on hereditary as well as traction alopecia as long as they are not late stage PRP is not a substitute for hair transplantation. It is ideal for hair regrowth in cases where people haven’t reached a stage where they necessarily need a hair transplant. It works for both men and women. However, a single session will not provide desired results. You will need multiple sessions.
Platelet rich plasma therapy involves the use of platelets and growth factors from your own blood to help hair follicles that are inactive to move back into the growth phase. Your blood is drawn in a syringe and then centrifuged. This process helps extract plasma that is rich in platelets and growth factors. The plasma is then loaded in a syringe and injected into target areas of the scalp. Unlike a hair transplant, there is no addition of follicles in the target area in PRP. It helps in reactivation of dormant hair follicles. PRP treatment is not ideal for: Late stage baldness or Complete baldness. It works best on: Early stages of hair thinning in both men and women. It Works on hereditary as well as traction alopecia as long as they are not late stage. PRP is not a substitute for hair transplantation. It is ideal for hair regrowth in cases where people haven’t reached a stage where they necessarily need a hair transplant. It works for both men and women. However, a single session will not provide desired results. You will need multiple sessions.
PRP is quite effective for early stages of hair loss with live but dormant hair follicles are still present. For advanced hair loss, transplants are the suggested line of treatment.
Below are some before and after pictures to visualize the effectiveness of the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment
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Know about the treatment procedure with all the major steps involved in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment.
10-15 ml of your blood is drawn with a syringe
The blood is centrifuged in a machine to help isolate the platelets, plasma and growth factors. While you wait, numbing cream is applied on the areas that will be injected so that you do not feel the pain. The centrifuge process may take up to 25 minutes. After this the required components are filled into a narrow gauge syringe.
The target areas are injected. You can then collect the after care instructions and be on your way home. You will be asked to repeat the treatment at the discussed frequency, usually after a gap of 4 weeks for the first 4-5 sessions.
What results can you expect from PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment? What factors that impact the efficacy of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?
It is important for you to have realistic expectations when you are going in for any cosmetic treatment.
PRP treatment will not be helpful for you in case you are facing late stages of hair loss. Our providers will ask you to go ahead only if they expect you to get results. Results will start visibly showing after 2 sessions of the PRP treatment (2-3 months). It will help you preserve existing hair as well as help in the activation of dormant follicles, appearing as regrowth of hair.
You will have to repeat the procedure multiple times. For the first four months, you generally require to get PRP done once every month. After that you may be suggested 2 maintenance sessions every year.
At SkinGenious , we only use treatments which have been assessed & approved by top regulators in India & across the world. Also our doctors make sure that any risks / side effects associated with the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is clearly communicated beforehand.
The risks associated with PRP treatment are minimal. There are various studies that have shown the safety and efficacy of the treatment though studies are still going on. It has been used as a regenerative tool for joint injuries well before the cosmetic use for hair regrowth. The possible risks are those which are associated with any injection and include:
infection at the injection site
formation of scar tissue
These are easily avoidable in the hands of a well trained specialist which we guarantee you of at SkinGenious. In case they do occur, they are easily manageable.
Make sure that you know about the pre-treatment ''Dos And Don'ts'' for the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Ask your doctor for the preparation checklist if available.
The primary factor that helps you in this treatment is the platelets that are present in your own blood. In case you have a low platelet count, the results may not be the best.
You may be asked to get a platelet count done to ensure that you are an ideal candidate.
May be advised against the treatment if you have a history of scarring or keloid formation.
Not suggested if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
For better results our expert will suggest some after treatment care which need to be followed properly.
The after care for the procedure involves:
Do not apply minoxidil for the next two days
Do not shampoo your hair on the day of the treatment
In case of pain at the injection site, take a regular anti-inflammatory like paracetamol.
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