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.
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Eligibility of PRP therapy
A person’s eligibility to undergo PRP therapy is mainly depending on various factors such as:
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.
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.
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, blood separates into three layers:
In the end the plasma with rich platelet in taken up in 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
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.
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