What is PRP?

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is a medical treatment for treating hair loss and skin problems.
A three-step treatment is followed for treating hair loss where the Patient’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.

Benefits of PRP treatment: 

  • Reduce hair fall. 
  • Maximize the hair shaft range. 
  • Keeps the growth stages of hair follicles. 

 

 

How does PRP work?

 

Human blood is made of four(4) vital elements that make it a precious life-sustaining fluid universally. These are RBC, WBC, Platelets, and Plasma. 
During a PRP session, Plasma Rich Platelets and growth factors are injected into the affected area. 
Plasma supplies nutrients, hormones, and proteins to the parts of the body that need it.
Also, Platelets (a group of tiny cell fragments) form clots to stop or prevent bleeding, bruising and contain growth factors and natural substances that encourage cellular growth and stimulate healing.
For this reason, PRP is considered to be the most effective therapy for hair rejuvenation after a hair transplant.

How does PRP augment hair growth?

 
PRP contains eight growth factors that will, gradually, continually work as a rejuvenating agent.
Platelets injected using PRP seed growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. 
Platelet cells intensify the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, respond quickly to an injury, and confirm new cellular growth. 

 

 

What is the procedure?

 

Minimally invasive procedure. It’s a quick procedure, with no downtime required. 
While performing this procedure, the Surgeon takes out a few millilitres of blood from the Patient’s arm. The blood is then placed into an extractor that rotates rapidly and separates the plasma from red blood cells.
The Surgeon then uses a thin needle to locate the plasma to the affected part of the scalp. 
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When can you see the results?

 

You will witness Visible results in 2-3 months; some patients might need to repeat therapy in 3 months depending upon their response to the treatment. 

What’s the Price?

 

Price varies at places. It is estimated to be between Rs. 3000 and Rs. 5000 per session in India. Patients usually have to intake PRP 2-3 sessions to get the best results. 

Conclusion: 

PRP therapy is primarily used in hair restoration procedures to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase. 
Doctors recommend having a PRP session post a hair transplant to aid newly implanted follicles gain strength and grow faster. 
Platelet-rich plasma doses help enhance the appearance of your hair. 
Changes can be seen post 4 to 6 weeks of the first session. 
If you are facing a sharp shedding recently, you should organize a consultation to know your suitability for a PRP session.

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