PRP Therapy, Procedure, Benefits, And Cost
Our blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Where plasma is the fluid part of the blood which suspends and carries blood cells and nutrients throughout the body.
Basically, platelets are tiny cells in the blood which rush to any site of injury, when bleeding occurs, to plug and form a clot and repair the damage.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed blood plasma, it is a concentration of plasma with platelets from which red blood cells and white blood cells are removed.
This concentration of PRP taken from the patient’s own blood is injected into the scalp to promote hair growth and cure badness. The scalp is that the skin that covers the top part of your head.
Am I eligible for Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy?
You are eligible for PRP therapy if you are fulfilling these criteria:
- You are not completely bald and have low-density hair.
- You do not smoke heavily or drink alcohol frequently.
- You do not indulge in drugs usage.
- You do not take blood thinners also.
You do not suffer from medical conditions such as:
- Chronic skin.
- Liver disease
- Metabolic disorders.
Blood disorders such as:
- Platelet dysfunction syndrome.
- Hemodynamic instability
The procedure of PRP Therapy for Hair:
At the outset, the Dermatologist in Delhi will discuss at length with you about your medical history, including your family history, your nutrition, medications you take including vitamins.
Your hair care regimen, recent surgeries and a detailed history of your hair loss situation. The doctor will also perform a general physical examination for the procedure.
Depending on your medical condition, you may have to undergo certain medical tests, such as blood tests, or a scalp biopsy to determine your eligibility for PRP hair therapy that you are eligible for the process or not.
Once you are okayed for PRP hair therapy in Delhi, you will be given certain guidelines to follow, before the actual procedure.
Before each session of the therapy, approximately 30 ml or 60 ml of blood will be drawn from you depending on the size of the area to be treated.
Extraction of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) from the blood
Our blood contains:
White Blood Corpuscles (WBCs): Involved in protecting the body against infectious diseases and foreign invaders.
Red Blood Cells (RBCs): Which carry oxygen to different parts of the body.
Platelets: Involved in clotting and repairing injuries.
Plasma: A fluid which carries nutrients and vitamins throughout the body.
The blood is drawn from your system, before each session, then is spun in a centrifuge, a machine used by scientists to isolate the solids from the liquids in any solution.
Due to the centrifugal force, the blood spins very rapidly in the centrifuge causing the heaviest particles in the blood, that is the red blood cells to fall to the bottom of the vial.
Sitting just above the layer of red blood cells are the white blood cells and platelets with plasma. Atop this layer, rests a clear solution of blood plasma.
The clear blood plasma or the platelet-poor plasma is removed. Next, again through centrifuging machine, the white blood cells are separated from the platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is what is used for the treatment.
Typically, 8 ml to 12 ml of injectable PRP is considered as the optimum volume for injecting into the scalp.
The PRP Procedure:
- The doctor marks out the area on your scalp where hair needs to be restored.
- The marked area on your head is anaesthetized using local anaesthesia.
- A disinfectant is applied to the area which is to be treated.
- The PRP is injected into the deeper layers of your scalp.
- The site is then cleaned thoroughly.
Most of the dermatologist also perform a procedure called micro needling along with PRP Hair Therapy.
A derma roller, or mesogun, or an insulin syringe is used to create micro holes on the scalp.
These controlled micro-injuries to the scalp skin triggers the skin’s repair process by making it naturally produce collagen and elastin, thereby creating an ideal environment for your own natural hair to regrow.
The microchannels created by the injuries aid the quick absorption of the injected Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and other topical products used on the head.
The injuries induce the platelets to release growth factors at the injury site and awaken dormant hair follicles to begin the production of new hair.
Are there any risks or side effects of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hair?
You may experience tenderness and soreness, minimal pain, and pinpoint bleeding also in the areas where injections were delivered.
You may also experience a feeling of tightness on your scalp for a day after the procedure. A few patients also complain of a headache for a day post the treatment.
What are the advantages of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hair?
The advantages of PRP therapy for hair include:
- Very minimal side-effects limited to soreness and redness of the skin for a day or two.
- Very less recovery time.
- The patient can continue with his/her daily tasks right after the treatment.
- Minimally invasive procedure requiring only the injections.
- The treatment procedure is quick and is usually over within 60 mins to 90 mins.
How many sessions:
The effects of a full round of PRP treatment which may consist of one to eight sessions may last up to 12 months.
Therefore, the treatment can be repeated every year or even before that time without any side effects.
There is hardly any downtime after a PRP hair treatment. The patient can get back to a regular routine right after the procedure.
- The dermatologist may advise you to stop taking vitamins or multivitamins, blood thinners and other contraindicated medicines for this procedure at least a week prior to the procedure.
- You need to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol and also stop using hair products at least three days before the treatment.
- Wash your hair the morning of the PRP session or the day before the PRP session.
- The dermatologist may also recommend you to increase the intake of water a day before the procedure.
- Post the procedure you may be advised to shampoo your hair.
- You need to avoid certain medications, especially anti-inflammatory medications, for at least 3 to 7 days after the procedure as anti-inflammatory medications prevent inflammation.
- Which is essentially required for the platelets to perform their function of stimulating hair growth.
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, as these habits can interfere with the healing process.
- Avoid venturing out in direct sunlight. Wear a hat to protect your scalp from direct sunlight.
- If you wish to colour your hair, you can do so after 3 days of the procedure.
- PRP hair therapy is not suitable for heavy smokers, drinkers, and those who take drugs.
Cost of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hair in India?
Depending on the lab equipment being used to obtain PRP, the cost per session or clinic type.
Results of Platelet Rich Plasma:
A full round of PRP hair therapy (which can consist of 3 to 4 sessions) can make your hair thick, increase hair growth, and cure hair loss for some time. However, the treatment needs to be repeated yearly for maintaining good results.
Why Adorable Clinic:
We offer best and moderate Hair Transplant in Delhi, or Hair loss treatment in Delhi and hair fall treatment in Delhi. They ensure high quality and safe care to every patient. It has the best facilities and team of experts in PRP Therapy.