The growth factors present in PRP have rejuvenating properties. When injected in the scalp, they stimulate the hair follicles and thereby increase the hair growth. When injected in the skin, they stimulate neo- collagenesis leading to improvement in skin texture and appearance.
The main advantage of the procedure is that since PRP is derived from patient`s own blood, there is hardly any chance of major adverse effects. When done in an accurate and scientific way, PRP stands to be the most safe and effective therapy for skin and hair rejuvenationPlatelet Rich Plasma therapy is a novel technique of treatment in which patient`s own blood is collected and subjected to a special process known as centrifugation after which the platelet rich plasma is injected back to the same patient.
Why PRP Treatment?
Anyone experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that typically occurs along the top of the head. In women, this might look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head.
Even healthy individuals with no hair complaints can go for PRP therapy as a routine hair care measure.
Procedure for PRP Treatment
Step 1: Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
Step 2: After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
Step 3: The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
Benefits of PRP Treatment
- Decreased hair fall
- Increased hair density
- Thickening of hair
- long term results
- Healthy hair