Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a new therapy using patient's own blood which after processing in a machine injected back into the scalp skin or facial skin by using very fine needles or a machine known as
derma punch. The whole procedure is simple, Nonsurgical & it is performed as an office procedure consuming approximately 60-80 minutes.
How do PRP works?
In humans, the typical baseline platelet count in the blood is approximately 2 lacs / µ lit. while in PRP after processing the blood the concentration of platelets goes as high as 8-10 lac / µ lit. which is more than 5 folds. The processed blood contains various proteins & growth factors which help in regeneration (new formation) of various hair follicles & facial skin cells.
How is PRP performed?
Small quantity 13-15 ml of blood is drawn from patients arm which requires only single prick in the blood vessel (same as in any blood test).
Who should not have PRP?
Persons having following history/habits should not be considered for the treatment. Heavy smoking, alcoholic persons on painkillers on regular basis. The person suffering from any fever/infection, liver diseases.
Numbing creams are applied to the scalp/face to make the procedure painless. Patients are advised to do cooling during & after the procedure to reduce pain. Overall the pain is very mild & tolerated by 70%-90% of patients
How frequently should we perform PRP?
A routine interval between two sessions is 4-6 weeks.
How many sessions are needed for PRP?
It is multiple sitting procedure, on an average PRP for hair growth requires 3-5 sessions for moderate hair loss, while the 2-3 session for anti-aging facial PRP.
What are the effects of PRP on a face?
As PRP contains the huge quantity of Platelets i.e. a cell which is normally present in human blood which on coming in contact with facial tissue releases various growth factors which promote skin healing & makes the skin tighter, brighter & glowing. At the same time, it gives the good amount of facelift & anti-aging effects.
What are the effects of PRP on hair?
PRP gives the significant reduction in hair-loss within first 2 weeks. After two sessions patients can feel the good amount of hair growth & improvement is the texture of hair-shaft