Platelet Rich Plasma For Hair

Platelet Rich Plasma For Hair

Hair loss is a very common problem affecting both males and females. Almost 60-70% of the population suffers from some sort of hair fall or hair thinning in their lives. Fortunately, recent advancement in the medical field can help reverse hair loss and regrow the lost hair in most cases. PRP is a kind of regenerative therapy.

Theory behind PRP

We all know WBCs, RBCs and Platelets are present in the blood. Platelets are tiny cells with functions like blood clotting, wounding and repair and regeneration of cells for healing. Studies have shown that injecting platelets in the areas of tissue damage promotes faster healing and recovery. The same concept is used by PRP therapy. The extracted Platelets are injected back to the target area to fasten growth of that particular part.

Procedure

Here, you take a small blood sample from the patient and with the help of centrifugal process, platelets are separate the platelets and use this concentration of activated platelets to treat hair loss or hair thinning by injecting it into the affected area of the scalp. They are not deeper injections but only superficial injections in the scalp skin layers. So, the platelets stimulate or repair hair follicles and encourage hair regrowth and you get great results in about 3-6 months. The procedure hardly takes 20-30 minutes and is also not expensive. Depending on the severity of hair loss, multiple sessions are recommended. Generally, sessions are scheduled twice a month initially, to once a month and then once every 3 months for maintenance. And most importantly, there are absolutely no side effects as platelets are taken from the patient’s blood.