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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Genetic Baldness - Does PRP Treatment Give Long Lasting Results?

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Dr. Rohit ShahAyurvedic Doctor • 37 Years Exp.BAMS
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Hair loss is a common problem and is a source of worry for millions of people around the world. While many forms of treatment have been developed over the years, science has yet to conclusively prove the benefits of many such hair loss treatments. PRP treatment is one such baldness treatment, which is highly popular. However, is it effective at treating baldness?

What is PRP treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma or PRP treatment is a procedure involving three distinct steps. The first step involves drawing blood from your body. Doctors will process this blood and then inject it into your scalp. The medical community is divided when it comes to determining the efficiency of this treatment. Some doctors believe it helps natural hair growth, while others feel that more research and study is necessary.

Here is a detailed look at the PRP procedure.

  • Step 1- Doctors will draw your blood from your arm. They place the blood in a centrifuge.

  • Step 2- After 10 minutes inside the centrifuge, the blood separates into red blood cells, platelet-rich plasma and platelet-poor plasma.

  • Step 3- The doctors inject the platelet-rich plasma into the scalp of the patient suffering from baldness.

The disadvantages of PRP treatment for baldness-

Even though the treatment may show some positive results, there are several negative aspects of PRP treatment, which you need to consider.

  • Not enough scientific evidence to support its efficiency against baldness

  • Can lead to side effects, such as injury to blood vessels, infection, calcification and others

  • PRP treatment is expensive and you may not be able to afford it.

Therefore, it is better not to rely on PRP treatments for your hair loss. In fact, Ayurvedic treatments are your best option, in terms of safety and reliability.

Role of Ayurveda in treating baldness-

Ayurveda is the oldest branch of medicine in the world. It relies on remedies sourced from various trees, plants, fruits and more. In Ayurveda, hair loss of any kind is known as Khalitya. Ayurvedic practitioners believe that hair loss occurs because of faults in all three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) in the human body. Depending on the cause for the baldness, the doctor will prescribe the type of Ayurvedic remedy suitable to you.

Oils, extracts, packs may help rejuvenate your hair follicles and lead to hair growth. Additionally, Panchakarma treatment also helps fight against baldness. Lastly, all of these treatments have to be combined with lifestyle changes, if you want to experience the best results.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

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