Since 1980s Platelet-rich Plasma is being used for cosmetic treatments. Since then every now and then new ways are being researched and used for health and cosmetic resolutions. PRP stands for Platelet-rich Plasma, which means plasma belonging to the patient is drived out of patients own blood and is injected in the patients scalp or skin. Multiple types of cells in the body are treated with this plasma.
PRP for hair is not a new name for anyone. It is considered safer and more economical compared to other treatment of such kind and is not a surgical treatment.
Healthy body is only be visible by healthy hair. The healthy hair look can be accomplished with the help of PRP which is far less painful and expensive then hair transplant, Following are the main outcomes:
• Health of shrinking hair follicles
• New hair growth
• No transmittable disease
• Hair restoration
It has no risk of having an infectious disease because the plasma injected in the process is taken out from your own blood
Still there may be risk involved as procedure is injection based. The following may occur:
responds to PRP and increases the production of collagen and elastin.
• Injury to blood vessels or nerves
• Calcification on the injected areas
• Scar tissue
Q. Does PRP really work?
What is the duration of PRP to work on hair?
A. Patients who suffer alopecia find it very effective to be treated by PRP. Stimulation of strong and thicker hair growth among hair follicles occurs with the help of PRP. Thinning pf hair and baldness can also be treated with the help of PRP. Thinning pf hair and baldness can also be treated with the help of PRP.
How painful is PRP hair?
A. After a period of four to six weeks restoration of hair through PRP starts to give noticeable results. It may, however, take three and a half months before required results are clearly visible. The hair growth cycle plays an effective role, ideal results may be acquired after three sessions with a gap of a month each.
A. In the treatment of hair loss PRP is the most increasingly sough- after way. The procedure includes drawing blood form patient’s own blood and injecting into their scalp to help hair growth. It is reasonably painless and zero healing time is required.
Does hair stop falling after PRP?
A. This treatment ensures hair loss and hair growth is promoted. PRP hair has been found extremely effective in treating androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness).
Can Hair loss be caused by PRP?
A. The speed of genetic hair loss is increased by hair shedding. Sometimes PRP may cause a telogen effluvium that moves the casual androgenetic alopecia to deteriorate.
Q. Hair transplant or PRP?
A. PRP makes embedded hair better and stronger. New follicles are helped to survive better hence new hair growth is acquired. Hair loss is treated and prevented through PRP injections and entire scalp becomes healthier, no transplants have been performed for such results.
Q. Can I take a shower post PRP?
A. Day 1
Hot shower is strongly advised to wash the treated hair same evening post treatment to enhance the effectiveness of PRP.
The treated area should not be washed with shampoo for 48 hours.
Q. Does PRP treat grey hair?
A. The effectiveness of PRP in treating grey hair is yet to be proved.
What is better than a hair transplant?
The efficacy of PRP makes is better than traditional hair transplant as it actually stops hair loss.
Q. Does PRP reduce white hair?
A. Preservation of pigmentation and re-pigmentation may be aided by the treatment however, there are no proven evidences about the effects on grey hair.
Q. Who is not a candidate for PRP?
A. Patients with medical conditions that may exacerbate or broaden with injections, like skin diseases, vigorous infections, or metastatic diseases. Patients with certain blood and bleeding disorders may also not be ideal candidates for PRP hair.
Q. What should be avoided after PRP?
A.Hair products should be avoided for first six hours.
Saunas, steam room and swimming is not recommended for first 2 days
Dynamic exercise, heat and sun exposure for at least 2 days are advised to be avoided.