PRP for Hair Loss



Hair loss has become a very common problem today. It is important to take corrective measures at the right time to prevent progression of baldness. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is one such therapy that helps receding hair line, hair fall and fastens the regrowth of hair.

PRP therapy is a non-surgical three-step medical treatment in which patient’s own blood sample is taken; then blood is processed to prepare PRP; and finally this PRP solution is injected into the scalp near the hair roots. Now the growth factors are released near the hair roots from the platelets. This stimulates hair growth naturally, and also works by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles.

Steps Process of PRP Therapy

Step1: Sampling of blood

Blood sample is drawn typically from arm using sterile needles and put into a centrifuge machine for some time which separates the blood components.

Step2: Platelets separation

After centrifugation, the blood will separate into three layers of different densities as below:-

  • platelet-poor plasma
  • platelet-rich plasma(PRP)
  • red blood cells

Step3: injecting growth factors(PRP)

Prepared PRP solution is injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth. It is mildly painful treatment, so doctors generally use topical anesthesia to avoid any discomfort to the patient.


Un-suitable Candidates for PRP

Doctor may recommend not using PRP for hair loss if you have been diagnosed with -

  • low platelet count
  • acute or chronic infections of scalp
  • platelet dysfunction syndromes
  • significant systemic illness
  • chronic liver disease
  • hemodynamic instability
  • hypofibrinogenemia

PRP side-effects

PRP is a quite safe procedure but uncommonly following adverse effects can be observed like -

  • Mild redness or swelling is common but clears spontaneously
  • Rarely injury to blood vessels or nerves
  • Bacterial infections or folliculitis
  • Red bumps at injection points which dissolve gradually

Point to Remember

If you are concerned with your hair fall, visit your doctor to find out the cause and which treatment is the best choice for you. And, if you look forward to PRP for reversing hair loss and stimulating new hair growth, remember following tips-

  • Blood thinning medications (if you are taking) should be avoided before 5-7 days of treatment.
  • Use antibacterial shampoo before the treatment.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol at least a week before the treatment.
  • Have a healthy breakfast before going for the treatment.
  • Maintain scalp hygiene

The response to PRP treatment varies between different patients depending upon the severity of baldness and types of the scalp skin you are having among few other factors. Get consultation through the Hair Expert (usually dermatologists) and accordingly avail the PRP treatment for Hair Loss in Gurgaon.

 

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