Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
Human blood is comprised primarily of red blood cells (RBC), as well as white blood cells (WBC), platelets, and plasma. It is thought that by increasing the platelet count in a wounded area, the body’s healing to that area would be accelerated – explaining the use of PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) in wound healing. Its possible effects on promoting hair growth would make it potentially useful in both hair transplantation and the medical treatment of hair loss.
PRP Full form is Platelet Rich Plasma. It is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. In addition, it contains platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF) and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing and possibly hair growth.
PRP for hair loss
You might also be rejected for treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with:
- acute or chronic infections
- chronic liver disease
- chronic skin disease
- hemodynamic instability
- metabolic disorder
- platelet dysfunction syndromes
- systemic disorder
- low platelet count
- thyroid disease
Frequently Asked Questions
A person should refrain from PRP therapy for a few weeks if they recently experienced viral fever, which lowers their usual blood platelet concentration.
Usually, 4-6 sessions spaced out by 4-6 weeks are advised. PRP can be administered once every six months after the cycle is complete for maintenance.
mostly employed for androgenic alopecia. But it also helps with diffuse, unidirectional hair loss and alopecia areata.(DUPA)
No, although it increases hair volume, the only permanent treatment is a hair transplant.
A very fine needle is used to inject PRP, thus the amount of pain is minimal.
Don’t wash your head for one day. Other specific safety measures are not required.
No particular care is required.