ABOUT PRP FOR HAIR GROWTH
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has become one of the most popular hair loss treatments in recent years. This treatment is done by infusing plasma-derived platelets rich in multiple growth factors (EGF, VEGF, FGF, and PDGF) and proteins to stimulate, repair and helps in possible hair growth. These platelets are present in red blood cells. These are separated from cells by centrifugation process after which the solid form of platelets is injected on the scalp directly. These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth.
The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase. This is just a clinical process and patients go home after the session which is generally 2 hours long. Local anaesthesia can be administered to avoid any kind of pain which is very mild nevertheless. A warm shower after the session is recommended as hot temperature enhances the blood flow and circulation throughout the scalp. Patients with medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, acute and chronic Infections, chronic liver disease, anticoagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders should not have this therapy. PRP has been used successfully in other medical and surgical disciplines for many years. Since this is done using own blood cells, there aren’t any side effects associated with this treatment. It starts to show the results in 3 – 6 months depending on cause and amount of hair loss.