Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, originated from the bloodstream and has been used for years to treat musculoskeletal conditions, and more recently, skin conditions. Colloquially named “vampire” procedures, PRP inoculated into the skin or used after micro-needling (a technique that uses small needles to create microscopic skin wounds) may help to enhance skin composition and manifestation. Lately, PRP has the garnered spotlight as a feasible solution for one of the most demanding problems in dermatology: hair loss
What’s the relation between Platelets and hair growth?
Platelets are one of four fundamental elements of blood. Platelets facilitate cell development and rebirth. As the term “platelet-rich plasma” implies, platelets are commonly about five times more concentrated in PRP than in regular blood. This concentration of platelets is useful, because platelets secrete growth components than are thought to assist in wound treatment and tissue regrowth.
When it comes to hair loss, the theory is that platelets, injected deep into the scalp to reach the bottom of the hair follicle, may stimulate a technological population of cells named dermal papilla cells, which play a crucial role in hair growth.
Obtaining and injecting platelet-rich plasma
The process of collecting PRP involves a blood draw and a centrifuge. To earn PRP, our experts pull blood out from your arm and then spun it down in a centrifuge (a machine that spins at high speeds to help separate blood components). After centrifuging, the plasma surges to the top, and the lower part of the plasma is the PRP. Occasionally, a second spin is performed to boost the platelet concentration of the plasma.
Side effects of PRP
Because PRP therapy encompasses injecting your blood into your scalp, you aren’t at risk of getting an infectious disease. Still, any therapy that involves injections always carries a risk of side effects such as:
-Injury to blood vessels or nerves
-Clarification at the injection points
There’s also the possibility that you could have an unfavourable response to the anaesthetics used in the therapy. If you agree to follow PRP therapy for hair loss, our experts will ask you in advance about your tolerance to anaesthetics.
Advantages of PRP for hair
As an autonomous treatment, PRP treatment furnishes you with the following benefits:
-Strengthens the hair from thinning of the existing hair
-Increases the diameter of the prevailing hair
-The safe method with no cuts or incisions encompassed
-Non-allergenic process because of usage of your material, so there is no rejection
-Limited hair loss one month after the treatment
-Less fat dandruff on the scalp through revitalization
-Darkening of the hair and when it is stroked it is denser too
Non-Surgical process: PRP treatment is a non-surgical procedure with no scars or cuts involved following the procedure. In this procedure, platelets are injected using a syringe which causes no pain, hurt or leaves any signs behind.
Natural Looking Results: PRP hair loss treatment uses your blood platelets containing the same DNA structure. Due to this, the results following the treatment appear to be realistic and long-lasting.
Outpatient Procedure: PRP is an outpatient procedure that takes only 45-60 minutes to be conducted. You need not stay in the clinic for the whole day and you can come at any time that is desirable for you.
Quicker Recovery Period: There is no specific time required after the PRP hair procedure. You can get back to your routine straight after the procedure
Caution: Science has proven that persistent, low-grade inflammation can turn into a silent killer that contributes to cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and other conditions. Be vigilant with everything and reach out in case of any doubt.