What is PRP?
Platelets are tiny cells in your blood that repair damaged blood vessels and stop bleeding after injuries.
They are virtual powerhouses, rich in growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle stem cells to divide and thicken the miniature hairs.
Platelet rich plasma is a concentrated form of your own platelets, obtained from your blood. It is delivered right at the hair root to the stem cells of the hair in the process of miniaturization.
In combination with medical treatment in the form of lotions or foams and oral medications including dietary supplements , PRP treatments boosts re-growth and restores much more hair than was thought possible before its usage.
A quick Peep into the history of PRP
PRP was first developed in the 1970s and was first used in 1987 in an open heart surgery procedure. Since then medical experts and doctors have used PRP to aid different kind of healing procedures mostly related to sports.
The advancement in medical technology has recognized the immense potential of platelet rich plasma and used the power of PRP for numerous fields in health care including hair loss.
PRP Treatment for Hair Loss
Another thing which cannot be ignored is that the younger lot among both men and women are being affected with hair thinning. It is here that the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment comes as a ray of hope and plays a vital role in current therapies for hair loss. With the right procedure, the hair thinning can be reduced and natural hair growth with more vigor can be assured.
We have our own standardised method of PRP which is very effective and we are proud to say that our success rate has made us the leaders in the market because of precise techniques and medical expertise of our Dermato-trichologists.
PRP Hair Treatment for Pattern Hair Loss
For those going through genetic and patterned hair loss, PRP is recommended, as an adjuvant to medical treatment. PRP is an effective way to enhance hair re-growth especially for more stubborn areas of hair loss i.e. receding hairline and crown area.
I have hair loss; can I go for PRP directly?
PRP is a medical procedure hence initial consultation with dermato-trichologist is essential before undergoing the treatment. The doctor assesses the scalp, the kind of hair loss, hair fall severity, health condition and other essential factors before deciding on the treatment.
This therapy if for everyone who has genetic hair loss or patterned baldness be it male or female. The treatment is suitable at any age depending on the type and severity of hair loss preferably but above 18 years of age.
However, the few contradictions for PRP hair fall treatment or person who cannot go through this treatment are:
- Pregnant women
- Lactating or breast feeding women
- Clients on anticoagulant drugs
- Heavy Smokers
WHY Choose Us
- Large team of specially trained dermato-tricholo gists who ‘understand’ hair.
- Our expertise in hair disorders diagnosis using the latest dermascopy techniques allows precise labelling of your condition and close monitoring of your response.
- No gels or animal products are used in our PRP control
- Ideal concentration of platelets created by the double spin method.
- Delivery of growth factors to the hair roots in a precise manner (Unlike the derma-roller method)
Platelets are the tiny cells in your body which act as power houses of growth factors. They repair the damaged blood vessels, cease the blood flow after an injury and also stimulate the hair follicle stem cells to ensure they multiply vigorously thus improving hair thickness and volume.
The PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a concentrated form of your own platelets. The platelets which are rich in bioactive proteins are extracted from your own blood(usually drawn from your arm). Platelets are separated from the blood through centrifuge machine. Later, the PRP is activated and then injected into the scalp in thinning areas through tiny syringes. Thus prp is delivered right at the hair root which is in the miniaturization phase. This results in a rejuvenated hair growth as the hair follicle gets repaired.
Once the injections are given, the activated platelets secrete an initial burst of growth factors such as the VEGF which stimulates the production of new blood vessels. It also activates the wound healing mechanism through PDF( platelet derived growth factor).TGF B is another growth factor which enables new epidermal and hair cells to develop. Once the initial burst takes place, the platelets synthesize and secrete additional growth factors. This happens for remaining 7 days of their lifespan. After this, white blood cells get attracted to the injection sites and take over the same process for few more days
Mesotherapy is a superficial injection comprising of nutrients, stem cells, extremely diluted drugs and growth factors which originate from ‘Non-standardized sources’. But in PRP, the Platelets are taken from your own body thereby ensuring that the cross infection or foreign body reactions are negligible.
Though Mesotherapy was discovered in 1950s, there is no encouraging scientific evidence to it. On the contrary, PRP has proved its credentials in treating diabetic ulcers and even as an adjuvant in cancer therapies. With the same principle, the PRP process is used for treating patterned hair loss and increase the hair follicle’s volume and density.
In stem cell therapy, processed mouse hair stem cells or green apple stem cells are used as injections which may have some growth factors. How far These stem cells can grow human hair is a question that runs across our minds if given a serious thought. So in all ways, PRP makes an excellent alternative with powerful back up of case studies from reputed American and European journals.
If you have a genetic or patterned hair loss ,then PRP works effectively as an adjuvant to the medical treatment. This is more suitable for areas of utmost concerns such as receding hairline and crown areas.
The number of sessions depends on the stage of hair loss. But a minimum of 6-10 sessions is required which are done at monthly intervals. The duration of the session is about 30-40 minutes.
There are hardly any side effects. Sometimes there could be initial pain, minor redness, possible heavy headedness for an hour or two which can be relieved with a pain killer. The PRP therapy is actually quite painless as 80% do not complain or request for help after procedure. It is not supposed to cause any allergy or infections.
There is no risk of any allergic reaction with PRP therapy because the enriched plasma is produced from the patient’s own blood. A concentrated amount of white blood cells make up part of the PRP which are the body’s natural defenders against infections. Infections are therefore extremely rare.
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a revolutionary cutting edge treatment for genetic and patterned hair loss in men and women. No cuts are made, neither there is any chance for surgery or scars. The PRP treatment involves infusion of the targeted hair loss areas of the scalp with platelet-rich plasma thus resulting in stimulation of natural growth of hair.
There are ample number of reasons to choose PRP over other treatments. The first one being zero chance of cuts or scars and also maximum chance of hair re-growth. There is no chance of allergies or any kind of rejection since the treatment is absolutely natural using one’s own blood.
Yes, PRP hair regeneration therapy is a multiple session procedure spaced at 30 to 45 days of time interval. The dermato-trichologist reviews the scalp and the response post each session to decide on the number of sessions. The number of sessions differs for every individual and the number of sessions required can range from 4 to 8.
PRP is an absolute no downtime or no recovery hair loss treatment. Maximum of 30 minutes of rest is what is required. Candidates can directly resume their normal daily routine directly from the clinic.
Yes, you can. PRP is an injection-based procedure and thus the pain or discomfort is absolutely comfortable. It feels like pinching on scalp. For extremely sensitive clients who have zero tolerance to pain, the doctor can prescribe oral medications if necessary to alleviate the discomfort.
The results are quite satisfactory and encouraging. This is possible as dermato-trichologists customize the treatment according to the pattern of hair loss and its severity. The treatment is often combined with topical lotions and oral drugs for optimal results.
PRP hair regeneration treatment is effective for everybody who are suffering from patterned hair loss. Both, Male and female clients within above age of18years are suitable for PRP. However, The best way to know if PRP hair fall treatment procedure is a good fit for you is to schedule a consultation with a Dermato-trichologist.