Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma :
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is new and exciting, non-surgical concept of regenerative medicine to stimulate natural hair growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase as PRP contains many growth factors essential for hair growth such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF).
It is also referred to as 'Vampire' or 'Dracula' therapy; as it involves blood being taken from patient's own body, processed and then re-injected directly back into patient's scalp.
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PRP therapy has been used extensively in sports injuries and other surgical specialties for the last two decades with positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, existing evidence demonstrates PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth.
PRP contains special cells called Platelets that cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells located in the dermal papilla as well as other structures of the hair follicles. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase. So what you get after this therapy is 'Better and Faster' growth rate of your hair.
It is a very simple, half-an-hour lunch-time procedure and you can join your work immediately after the treatment.
1. First blood is drawn from your vein like you give blood for any other blood test.
2. Then this blood is processed and centrifuged and PRP is separated from the rest of the blood.
3. Finally under topical anesthesia, PRP is injected into the scalp.
PRP therapy can be repeated every 1-2 months and usually 3-4 sittings are sufficient, though some patients may require maintenance therapy once a year or more frequently depending upon the severity of hair loss.