What is PRP?
The use of PRP is documented in many fields for tissue regeneration and wound healing. In cosmetic field, it is a safe alternative for surgery, especially in patients with early-stage male or female pattern baldness and non-scarring alopecia.
How is PRP effective?
Patient’s own blood contains growth factors and bioactive proteins, which stimulates the resident stem cells for hair growth. It is an effective non-surgical treatment for hair loss.
How is PRP performed?
- Extraction of venous blood using a butterfly needle to avoid irritation and trauma to the platelets.
- Placement of the extracted blood for centrifugation process.
- Separation of the blood into Platelet-Poor Plasma, RBC and Platelet-Rich Plasma.
- Extraction of Platelet-Poor Plasma and discarding it from the device
- Withdrawal of the PRP for administration into scalp by injection or by derma roller.
What are the side effects with PRP for hair loss?
As your own blood is used for the procedure, there is no risk of allergy. The procedure will be done in strict aseptic condition, hence the chances of infection is minimal. There may be pain after injection, which can be controlled with analgesics. There may be mild swelling at the injection site, which will fade in few minutes.
How many sessions are required to see the result?
Usually 2-4 sessions with an interval period of 4-6weeks are required. It depends on individual needs and the response with each sitting. Noticeable hair growth occurs after at least 3 sessions.