Role of PRP in Hair Transplant

PRP HAIR TREATMENT / TRANSPLANT

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is one the most effective therapy for hair loss which promotes hair regrowth too. Human blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. Plasma is the fluid part of the blood which carries blood cells and nutrients throughout the body. Platelets are tiny cells in the blood which rush to any site of injury to form a clot and to repair the injury. They are also responsible for stimulating and enhancing hair follicle function.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a three step medical treatment in which a person’s own blood is taken, processed and then injected into the scalp to promote hair growth. Sometimes PRP therapy is combined with other hair loss procedures to get better, permanent and faster results.

Dr Malay Mehta is a professional and accomplished Hair Transplant specialist in Mumbai. He is an expert in the PRP treatment. Dr. Malay Mehta provides best hair related treatments at his fully new technology equipped clinic in Mumbai.

Eligibility of PRP therapy

A person’s eligibility to undergo PRP therapy is mainly depending on various factors such as:

  • Person should not be completely bald and have low-density hair.
  • Person should not smoke heavily or drink alcohol frequently.
  • Person should not indulge in any drug usage.
  • People should not take blood thinners.
  • Person should not suffer from medical conditions such as chronic skin or liver disease, cancer, metabolic disorders, blood disorders such as platelet dysfunction syndrome, thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia and hemodynamic instability.

PRP therapy process

Before starting the PRP procedure, the doctor discusses with patients about medical history, family history, diet, current medications (including vitamins), hair care regimen, recent surgeries and a detailed history of hair loss situation. The doctor also performs a general physical examination. Depending on the medical condition, doctors can also ask patients for medical tests such as blood tests or a scalp biopsy to determine eligibility for PRP hair therapy.

PRP therapy is a 3 step process. Most of the PRP treatment takes around 4-6 weeks.

STEP 1

In this step, the Doctor takes the patient’s blood from his arm and puts it into a centrifuge. A centrifuge is a machine used to separate solids from liquids in any solution. In a centrifuge machine, blood spins very rapidly so that heaviest particles in the blood stay at the bottom of the vial.

STEP 2

After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, blood separates into three layers:

  • Platelet-poor plasma
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Red blood cells

STEP 3

Finally, the platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into the scalp area to increase hair growth. Typically 8 ml – 12 ml of injectable PRP is considered as the optimum volume for injecting into the scalp. Most of the doctors also perform micro needling procedures along with PRP Hair Therapy.

A derma roller or mesogun or an insulin syringe is used to create micro holes on the scalp area. These micro holes help the quick absorption of the injected Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The platelets release growth factors at the site and force dormant hair follicles to begin the production of new hair.

Advantages of PRP therapy

  • No harmful side effects. Common side effects include soreness and redness of skin and can last for only 1-2 days.
  • Faster recovery. The patient can resume daily tasks right after the procedure.
  • No tissue cutting, No scarring. Only injections are required.
  • The treatment process is quick and usually takes around 60 -90 minutes.

Risk or Side effects of PRP therapy

PRP therapy has no severe or permanent side effects. This therapy is not risky at all. Many times patients experience mild pain, headache, scalp tightness, soreness and tenderness in the treatment area due to use of injections. All these side effects can last only for 1-2 days.

How many sessions of PRP therapy are required?

Generally 3-4 sessions of PRP therapy is needed to get best results. PRP procedure can be repeated every year for maintaining good results. A full round of PRP therapy is needed for thick hairs, faster hair regrowth and hair loss prevention.

Dr Malay Mehta’s PRP therapy has a very high success rate. He had been in the USA for enhancing Cosmetic Surgery skills. Dr Malay Mehta has firmly established his name as a leading Dermatologist for hair restoration due to his matchless skills and talent. Dr Malay Mehta’s clinic has high quality equipment to treat any skin and hair problem.

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