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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy For Hair Loss - Is It Right For You?

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi 97% (5907 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy For Hair Loss - Is It Right For You?

If there is one thing that men and women dread the most, it is hair loss and hair fall problems. In the last decade or so, the number of young men and women suffering from severe hair loss is quite alarming. The hair fall, which may be an outcome of stress, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, genetics, medical conditions, unhealthy habits, poor diet or lack of a proper hair care routine, can make life miserable and embarrassing. People try out every possible treatment to deal with the problem. In this regard, the PRP or the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy comes as a revelation.

The Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a path-breaking, nonsurgical and natural option that treats the conditions of severe hair loss through hair, scalp, and skin simulations, as per the requirements. The procedure for PRP are as follows:

  • The plasma contains the platelets. The platelets are important as they not only heal but also helps in regeneration of the damaged tissues.
  • The first step involves extracting the blood of the person undergoing the PRP Therapy.
  • Next step is the centrifugation step. Centrifugation helps to obtain the platelet rich plasma (which gets separated from the blood during the centrifugation process).
  • The patients are given anesthesia at the scalp (mainly the nerves) to ease the pain.
  • The platelet rich plasma is then carefully injected into the scalp of the patient to initiate the hair restoration.

The PRP therapy channelizes on the fact that the growth factors present in the platelet rich plasma will act as a catalyst, triggering the stimulation and growth of the hair follicles

Some of the growth factors that help in the hair restoration are as follows

  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (responsible for the formation of blood vessels).
  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (triggers the growth of blood vessels along with cell replication as well as the formation of the skin).
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (involved in the formation of blood vessels and collagen along with the growth and differentiation of the cell).
  • Insulin Like Growth Factor (this growth factor is mainly involved in the regulation of the normal cell physiology).

For better and effective results, the therapy is repeated at every 3 - 4 months interval.

  • As impressive and fruitful as it may sound, the PRP Therapy is a big no for people dealing with certain medical conditions such as cancer, platelet dysfunction syndromes, hypofibrinogenemia, severe and chronic skin problems, severe liver disorders, sepsis, hemodynamic instability, or acute and prolonged infections.
  • People who are into drinking, smoking or drug abuse should also avoid the PRP Therapy.
  • PRP fails to provide the desired results in the case of complete baldness.

Advantages:

  1. The PRP therapy that has benefitted many people worldwide comes with the following advantages
  2. PRP Therapy is non-invasive and natural with a faster recovery.
  3. The Therapy is less time consuming and is quite safe.
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Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment For Hair Loss - Here's What To Know!

Dr. Himanshu Singhal 89% (38 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Rewari
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment For Hair Loss - Here's What To Know!

PRP is a latest, state of the art technology that employs non-surgical methods to stimulate hair growth in case of hair loss. Advancements in research have enabled scientists to make new inroads in the field of wound and tissue healing. The result of these researches is PRP, which is a natural way to rejuvenate your scalp, skin and stimulate your hair growth.

How does PRP work? 
The presence of mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products in human blood contain specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP has been used to heal skin and wounds for over two decades now. Apart from this it finds use in oral surgery, cosmetic surgery and neurosurgery as well. It is also the promising treatment to promote hair growth.

Benefits:

  1. It is a progressive healing treatment that doesn't require surgery.
  2. Simple, rapid and highly effective system.
  3. Autologous (from patient's own blood).
  4. The system is biocompatible and xeno-free, so there shouldn't be any safety concerns.
  5. Increase in the concentration of platelets can be observed.
  6. It helps in the elimination of undesired erythrocytes, which significantly decrease the fibroblast proliferation.
  7. Contains growth factors that help in the stimulation of growth of the hair follicles.
  8. Can be performed preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively.

The Science of PRP 
There are special cells called platelets used in PRP, that have been theoretically proved to stimulate hair follicles growth by stimulating stem cells and other important cells in the ecosystem of the follicles. They are instrumental in promoting the healing ability and regeneration of cells, formation of new cells and response to injury. PRP stimulates inactive or newly implanted hair follicles, and makes them active by inducing them into a growth phase.

Platelets are known to contain various structures, which are crucial for blood clotting and cell regeneration, and are released during the repair process by the body. Some of these structures are: glycogen, alpha granules and lysosomes.

Who should not go for PRP Treatment?

Those with heavy drug and smoking issue should avoid PRP. Also those who drink a lot of alcohol should avoid PRP. Those suffering from platelets related ailments, sepsis, chronic liver disease, thrombocytopenia, hyperfibrinogenemia, systemic disorders and cancer should also stay away from PRP.

Conclusion

At length, PRP is a boon for all those who aren't fans of surgery or the ones who prefer a more aggressive but non-surgical approach for treatment to their ailments. The results might vary from patient to patient, but it is certainly one of the most promising technologies to stimulate hair growth and rejuvenate your skin, and the results are quite convincing. So decide wisely!

PRP for Vampire Facial - What You Need To Know?

Dr. Sunakshi Singh 87% (164 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
PRP for Vampire Facial - What You Need To Know?

PRP is a latest, state of the art technology that employs non-surgical methods to stimulate hair growth in case of hair loss.

Advancements in research have enabled scientists to make new inroads in the field of wound and tissue healing. The result of these researches is PRP, which is a natural way to rejuvenate your scalp, skin and stimulate your hair growth.

How does PRP Work?

The presence of mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products in human blood contain specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP has been used to heal skin and wounds for over two decades now. Apart from this, it finds use in oral surgery, cosmetic surgery and neurosurgery as well. It is also the promising treatment to promote hair growth.

Benefits:

  • It is a progressive healing treatment that doesn't require surgery.
  • Simple, rapid and highly effective system.
  • Autologous (from patient's own blood).
  • The system is biocompatible and xeno-free, so there shouldn't be any safety concerns.
  • An increase in the concentration of platelets can be observed.
  • It helps in the elimination of undesired erythrocytes, which significantly decrease the fibroblast proliferation.
  • Contains growth factors that help in the stimulation of growth of the hair follicles.
  • Can be performed preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively.

PRP Facial (Vampire Facial)
The vampire facial involves topical application of the PRP combined with aeration of the skin with Micro Needling. The platelet-derived growth factors stimulate a healing response that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the skin’s tone and texture. PRP naturally improves all aspects of skin health:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin’s texture and tone
  • Naturally increases collagen production
  • Pore refinement
  • Creates a natural glow
  • Reduces acne scars

PRP Hair Restoration
PRP Hair Restoration is a non-surgical solution for hair loss in both men and women. Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors that naturally stimulate the development of new hair follicles while improving the health of existing hair follicles.

What to expect:
First, a blood sample is obtained and processed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area being treated. The PRP is then administered with a fine needle in a series of injections on the scalp.

Mild swelling and redness can be expected 1-2 days following the treatment. It is recommended to avoid vigorous activity until the swelling has subsided. There is no other downtime following the procedure. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 5-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.

Who should Not Have PRP treatment?

Those with heavy drug and smoking issue should avoid PRP. Also, those who drink a lot of alcohol should avoid PRP. Those suffering from platelets related ailments, sepsis, chronic liver disease, thrombocytopenia, hyperfibrinogenemia, systemic disorders and cancer should also stay away from PRP.

Conclusion

At length, PRP is a boon for all those who aren't fans of surgery or the ones who prefer a more aggressive but non-surgical approach for treatment to their ailments. The results might vary from patient to patient, but it is certainly one of the most promising technologies to stimulate hair growth and rejuvenate your skin, and the results are quite convincing. So decide wisely!

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What is plasma in PRP procedure. How many PRP needs to be done and does it remove the dead skin or what else what is the benefits of it. Also tell me the side effects of it.

Dr. Raj Bonde 93% (49709 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
What is plasma in PRP procedure. How many PRP needs to be done and does it remove the dead skin or what else what is ...
The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a portion of the patient's own blood having a platelet concentration above baseline, to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.
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PRP for Hair fall and Skin Rejuvenation - What To Know?

Dr. Nitin Barde 90% (60 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Nagpur
PRP for Hair fall and Skin Rejuvenation - What To Know?

PRP is a latest, state of the art technology that employs non-surgical methods to stimulate hair growth in case of hair loss.

Advancements in research have enabled scientists to make new inroads in the field of wound and tissue healing. The result of these researches is PRP, which is a natural way to rejuvenate your scalp, skin and stimulate your hair growth.

HOW DOES PRP WORK?

The presence of mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products in human blood contain specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP has been used to heal skin and wounds for over two decades now. Apart from this it finds use in oral surgery, cosmetic surgery and neurosurgery as well. It is also the promising treatment to promote hair growth.

Benefits:

  1. It is a progressive healing treatment that doesn't require surgery.
  2. Simple, rapid and highly effective system.
  3. Autologous (from patient's own blood).
  4. The system is biocompatible and xeno-free, so there shouldn't be any safety concerns.
  5. Increase in the concentration of platelets can be observed.
  6. It helps in the elimination of undesired erythrocytes, which significantly decrease the fibroblast proliferation.
  7. Contains growth factors that help in the stimulation of growth of the hair follicles.
  8. Can be performed preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively.

THE SCIENCE OF PRP

There are special cells called platelets used in PRP, that have been theoretically proved to stimulate hair follicles growth by stimulating stem cells and other important cells in the ecosystem of the follicles. They are instrumental in promoting the healing ability and regeneration of cells, formation of new cells and response to injury. PRP stimulates inactive or newly implanted hair follicles, and makes them active by inducing them into a growth phase.

Platelets are known to contain various structures, which are crucial for blood clotting and cell regeneration, and are released during the repair process by the body. Some of these structures are: glycogen, alpha granules and lysosomes.

WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE PRP TREATMENT?

Those with heavy drug and smoking issue should avoid PRP. Also those who drink a lot of alcohol should avoid PRP. Those suffering from platelets related ailments, sepsis, chronic liver disease, thrombocytopenia, hyperfibrinogenemia, systemic disorders and cancer should also stay away from PRP.

CONCLUSION

At length, PRP is a boon for all those who aren't fans of surgery or the ones who prefer a more aggressive but non-surgical approach for treatment to their ailments. The results might vary from patient to patient, but it is certainly one of the most promising technologies to stimulate hair growth and rejuvenate your skin, and the results are quite convincing. So decide wisely!

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Symptoms Of Platelet Deficiency - प्लेटलेट्स की कमी के लक्षण

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 89% (52 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Symptoms Of Platelet Deficiency - प्लेटलेट्स की कमी के लक्षण

खून में प्लेटलेट्स की मात्रा कम हो जाना डेंगू का सबसे बड़ा लक्षण है, मगर यह स्थिति दूसरी बीमारियों में भी हो सकती है. एक्सपर्ट्स के मुताबिक, डेंगू संक्रमण में सबसे पहले प्लेटलेट्स को नुकसान पहुंचता है, लेकिन गंभीर वायरल बुखार, कैंसर या एक्सिडेंट आदि की वजह से ज्यादा ब्लीडिंग भी इसकी वजह हो सकती है. मलेरिया हो या डेंगू किसी भी वायरल इन्फेक्शन से शरीर में प्लेटलेट्स कम हो ही जाते हैं. सामान्य तौर पर एक स्वस्थ व्यक्ति में 1.5 लाख से 4 लाख प्लेटलेट होना चाहिए, लेकिन यदि ये एक लाख, 90 हजार या उससे कम भी हैं, तब भी इंसान को कोई खतरा नहीं होता. उधर, पैथोलॉजी लैब और डॉक्टर लोगों में ऐसा डर पैदा कर देते हैं कि मरीज को प्लेटलेट चढ़वाना जरूरी लगने लगता है. खासकर डेंगू जैसी बीमारी में तो प्लेटलेट कम होने को जान पर खतरा मान लिया जाता है. डॉक्टरों के मुताबिक प्लेटलेट 20 हजार भी पहुंच जाएं तो घबराने की बात नहीं है. बिना चढ़ाए भी इन्हें बढ़ाया जा सकता है, केवल कुछ बीमारियां या स्थितियों में ही प्लेटलेट चढ़ाना जरूरी हो जाता है.
इन बीमारियों में हो सकती है प्लेटलेट्स की कमी

  • डेंगू
  • चिकनगुनिया
  • ब्लड कैंसर
  • लिवर संबंधी बीमारियां
  • प्रेग्नेंसी

प्लेटलेट्स चढ़ाने के तरीके
1. रैंडम डोनर प्लेटलेट (आरडीपी) - इसमें जरूरतमंद मरीज को ब्लड बैंक से उसके मैचिंग ग्रुप का प्लेटलेट दे दिया जाता है और उसके बदले में किसी भी ब्लड ग्रुप वाले डोनर से ब्लड डोनेट करा लिया जाता है. एक ग्रुप वाले कई डोनरों का प्लेटलेट एक साथ निकालकर दूसरे मरीजों के लिए रख लिया जाता है.
2. सिमिलर डोनर प्लेटलेट (एसडीपी) - इसमें डोनर और पेशंट का ब्लड ग्रुप समान होना चाहिए. इसमें डोनर का टीन ब्लड टेस्ट, हीमोग्लोबिन, प्लेटलेट्स, एचआईवी, एचसीवी, मलेरिया, हेपटाइटिस जैसे सारे टेस्ट किए जाते हैं. डोनर का वजन और उसकी फिटनेस भी देखी जाती है. अगर उसका प्लेटलेट काउंट दो लाख से कम है, तो भी उससे प्लेटलेट्स डोनेट नहीं कराया जाता है. इस तकनीक से प्लेटलेट चढ़ाने के लिए डोनर को भी पेशंट के साथ लिटाते हैं और साथ में प्लेटलेट सेपरेशन मशीन भी लगाते हैं. डोनर के शरीर से ब्लड निकालकर मशीन में ले जाया जाता है वहां से प्लेटलेट अलग होकर मरीज के शरीर तक पहुंचता है और बाकी ब्लड दोबारा डोनर के शरीर में पहुंचाया जाता है.
कुछ मरीजों को हो सकती है एलर्जी
प्लेटलेट चढ़ाते समय कुछ मरीजों में खुजली, शरीर पर चकत्ते जैसी समस्याएं हो सकती हैं. डॉक्टरों के मुताबिक ऐसी स्थिति में कुछ देर के लिए प्लेटलेट्स चढ़ाना रोक देते हैं और एलर्जी का इलाज करते हैं.
डेंगू में 1 प्रतिशत को ही प्लेटलेट चढ़ाने की जरूरत
बॉम्बे हॉस्पिटल में फिजिशियन मनीष जैन के अनुसार डेंगू के मामलों में केवल एक प्रतिशत मरीजों को ही प्लेटलेट चढ़ाने की जरूरत होती है. प्लेटलेट कम होना डेंगू होने का मुख्य लक्षण है. इसमें डर तब है, जब प्लेटलेट कम होने के साथ ब्लिडिंग भी हो रही हो. प्लेटलेट 10 हजार से कम हो जाते हैं, तो डेंगू के मरीजों में इसे चढ़ाने की जरूरत होती है. प्लेटलेट चढ़ाने का निर्णय हर मरीज की स्थिति पर निर्भर करता है. डॉक्टर को सारी जांच करने के बाद ही निर्णय लेना चाहिए.
बार-बार न चढ़ाएं प्लेटलेट
सीएचएल अस्पताल में हीमेटोलॉजिस्ट डॉक्टर विनय वोहरा के अनुसार मरीज को बार-बार प्लेटलेट चढ़ाए जाएं तो उसका साइड इफेक्ट भी हो सकता है. ऐसे मरीजों में प्लेटलेट के खिलाफ एंटी बॉडीज बनने लगती हैं. इन एंटीबॉडी के बनने से अगर उसे फिर से प्लेटलेट चढ़ाया जाता है तो यह उस प्लेटलेट को तोड़ देती हैं, जिससे मरीज का प्लेटलेट काउंट नहीं बढ़ता है. इसलिए मरीज को जब तक बहुत जरूरत न हो, प्लेटलेट नहीं चढ़ाने चाहिए. उसे निगरानी में रखकर सपोर्टिंग दवाइयों का सहारा लेना चाहिए.
गर्भवती महिलाएं रखें ध्यान
रोग विशेषज्ञ योगिता गौतम के मुताबिक गर्भवती महिलाओं को डेंगू या वायरल फीवर है तो उसका प्लेटलेट काउंट कम हो सकता है. यह 50 हजार तक पहुंच जाता है तो उन्हें प्लेटलेट चढ़ाने की जरूरत होती है, क्योंकि गर्भावस्था में प्लेटलेट कम होने से प्रीमैच्योर डिलिवरी होने यहां तक कि महिला की मौत का भी खतरा होता है. इसलिए इस समय स्वास्थ्य को लेकर सतर्क रहना चाहिए और गर्भावस्था के दौरान कम से कम तीन बार प्लेटलेट काउंट चेक कराना चाहिए.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment For Hair Loss - Here's What To Know

Dr. Meeta Mantri 91% (10 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment For Hair Loss - Here's What To Know

PRP is a latest, state of the art technology that employs non-surgical methods to stimulate hair growth in case of hair loss.

Advancements in research have enabled scientists to make new inroads in the field of wound and tissue healing. The result of these researches is PRP, which is a natural way to rejuvenate your scalp, skin and stimulate your hair growth.

How does PRP Work?

The presence of mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products in human blood contain specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP has been used to heal skin and wounds for over two decades now. Apart from this, it finds use in oral surgery, cosmetic surgery and neurosurgery as well. It is also the promising treatment to promote hair growth.

Benefits:

  • It is a progressive healing treatment that doesn't require surgery.
  • Simple, rapid and highly effective system.
  • Autologous (from patient's own blood).
  • The system is biocompatible and xeno-free, so there shouldn't be any safety concerns.
  • An increase in the concentration of platelets can be observed.
  • It helps in the elimination of undesired erythrocytes, which significantly decrease the fibroblast proliferation.
  • Contains growth factors that help in the stimulation of growth of the hair follicles.
  • Can be performed preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively.

PRP Facial (Vampire Facial)
The vampire facial involves topical application of the PRP combined with micro needling. The platelet-derived growth factors stimulate a healing response that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the skin’s tone and texture. PRP naturally improves all aspects of skin health:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin’s texture and tone
  • Naturally increases collagen production
  • Pore refinement
  • Creates a natural glow
  • Reduces acne scars

PRP Hair Restoration
PRP Hair Restoration is a non-surgical solution for hair loss in both men and women. Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors that naturally stimulate the development of new hair follicles while improving the health of existing hair follicles.

What to expect:
First, a blood sample is obtained and processed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area being treated. The PRP is then administered with a fine needle in a series of injections on the scalp.

Mild swelling and redness can be expected 1-2 days following the treatment. It is recommended to avoid vigorous activity until the swelling has subsided. There is no other downtime following the procedure. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 5-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.

Who should Not Have PRP treatment?

Those with heavy drug and smoking issue should avoid PRP. Also, those who drink a lot of alcohol should avoid PRP. Those suffering from platelets related ailments, sepsis, chronic liver disease, thrombocytopenia, hyperfibrinogenemia, systemic disorders and cancer should also stay away from PRP.

Conclusion

At length, PRP is a boon for all those who aren't fans of surgery or the ones who prefer a more aggressive but non-surgical approach for treatment to their ailments. The results might vary from patient to patient, but it is certainly one of the most promising technologies to stimulate hair growth and rejuvenate your skin, and the results are quite convincing. So decide wisely! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment For Hair Loss - Here's What to Know

Dr. N Hari Krishna Reddy 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS (Osm), MRCP (UK), MRCP Derm (UK), ABLS (USA), DAAM (USA)
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment For Hair Loss - Here's What to Know

PRP treatment for hair loss is a treatment that includes drawing back a patient's own blood, preparing and processing it in a way that only the patient’s PRP (platelet-rich plasma) cells remain, and then it is infused it into the scalp. PRP contains basic proteins that help in regular hair development.

This is how the platelet rich plasma treatment functions:

  1. PRP works by drawing and transforming the dead hair follicles into a working development stage.
  2. Your blood contains little cells called platelets that help in blood clot formation.
  3. Platelets additionally contain particular elements that when activated, help in tissue recovery and generation.
  4. These same elements may enable hair to develop or moderate the hair loss.
  5. Blood is drawn and afterwards spun in an axis, which helps in isolating the platelet rich plasma from whatever remains of the blood.
  6. Local anesthesia is given to the scalp so the patient feels no pain at all.
  7. The platelet rich plasma is then infused into the scalp. No sedation or prescription is required.
  8. Early recovery requires an administration of each nine to eighteen months.

Results may vary from person to person. However, all the treatments have shown optimistic results so far. It should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss since no guarantees can be taken as yet. Some people might feel that this is not suitable for them.

There are a few ways in which you can know whether this treatment is ideal for you or not:

You are not a great candidate for this treatment if you:

  • Have medical conditions, for example, liver diseases, skin infections or cancer of any type and any metabolic and systemic disorders.
  • Have experienced anti-coagulation treatment
  • If you have any kind of platelet disorders or dysfunctions.

This treatment is also not suitable for people who have:

  • Extremely sensitive skin
  • Baldness that might be hereditary due to some other disease unknown to you
  • In case you have other diseases, the causes and symptoms of which are unknown
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you are undergoing chemotherapy
  • If you have any type of problems in your brain

Those who have been clinically approved to go ahead with this surgery usually include people who are physically healthy and do not suffer from any type of chronic illness or diseases. Before you consult with a doctor and agree upon undergoing this surgery, make sure that you give the specialist, your entire medical history and let them know about each and every problem your body has had or has gone through so that you avoid any kind of risks in the future.

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Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) For Hair And Skin - Know Everything About It!

Dr. Vikas Shankar 87% (27 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Patna
Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) For Hair And Skin - Know Everything About It!

Since its inception, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for healing wounded tissues. It has been majorly used as a remedy for connective tissue damage. Owing to recent advancements in medical research, PRP finds its application in hair restoration therapy.

PRP for hair restoration is a developing non-surgical technique to stimulate hair growth. This therapeutic process finds its vital use in fuelling hair growth in male and female suffering from hair loss. The entire concept of PRP revolves round the body's natural healing power. It amplifies the healing mechanism and enhances the density of hair.

Advantages of PRP:

  1. PRP enhances the growth of follicular hair cells.
  2. PRP upgrades the blood supply to scalp.
  3. The hair growth cycle is elevated.
  4. Swelling of scalp is decreased to a greater extent.
  5. All the factors contributing to hair growth are supplied.

PRP is essentially an intense source of platelets. It consists of numerous growth factors which can promote the healing power of skin and scalp. When PRP is used along with hair transplant surgery, it enhances the growth rate of follicular hair grafts. If PRP is used to treat hair loss, it significantly minimizes the rate of hair fall.

The Procedure of PRP:

The complete PRP procedure is very simple and patient experiences minimal pain. Blood is drawn from the patient in an amount equal to that of taken during any blood test. The blood is rotated with a high frequency in a centrifuge to detach the PRP from the rest of the blood. Next, the PRP is concentrated to thrice the normal blood count by spinning it in a closed sterile system. The procedure makes PRP devoid of granulocyte, which otherwise hampers the cell regeneration system of the body. The scalp of the patient is supplied with anesthesia so that the patient undergoes minimal pain. Finally, the PRP is infused into the scalp of the patient. No further medication is required.

How effective is PRP?

PRP is completely safe and natural. It does not involve any kind of modification of cells. It just concentrates the growth factors in blood so as to promote the hair growth. No blood infection occurs during the process. Thus, it can be easily undertaken by anyone suffering from hair loss. However, it is completely a personal choice.

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

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) - What Should You Know

Dr. Nitin Barde 90% (60 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Nagpur
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) - What Should You Know

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. It has a greater concentration of growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints. The concentration of growth factors can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than whole blood and has been used to encourage a brisk healing response across several specialities, in particular dentistry, orthopaedics and dermatology. Once this is accomplished, the concentrated platelets are re-injected into the damaged area like the knees, elbows, shoulders, hips and even Achilles tendons.

PRP therapy is a relatively new procedure - It was first developed in the 1970s and first used in Italy in 1987 in an open heart surgery procedure, but scientific and medical research shows that it is safe to perform. Because of that, it’s steadfastly on its way to becoming the primary means of treatment in many different medical fields such as cosmetic surgery, dentistry, sports medicine and pain management, most commonly treating hair loss (and other things, like injuries). Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is frequently called stem cell treatment due to the fact that it behaves as bringing in cells from a person’s own body, which can then actually differentiate into either tendon, cartilage, or ligament cells.

Use of PRP in Dermatology
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) helps you harness the natural aesthetic powers of your own platelets to augment your facial rejuvenation. When done properly, PRP creates impressive results both as an isolated procedure or when incorporated into a treatment plan with hyaluronic acid fillers, neuromodulators, volume restoration and technology. The major advantage is it can be done in the clinician's office and produces virtually no downtime in the treatment of wrinkles, melasma, and acne scars. Exceptionally, there is some downtime when it is used to treat the lower eyelids. The aesthetic benefits it generates are dramatic!

Skin Rejuvenation and Ageing
The goal of PRP skin rejuvenation therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, and soften lines and pores. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. Three treatment sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1-2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone, thus making you look younger!

Acne, Scar and Ulcer Treatment
PRP is used to correct pitted acne scars on the skin. You may have heard about this acne scar treatment technique, which is also known as the “Vampire Facial,” as it has gained popularity amongst celebrities and beauty insiders. Once the platelet-rich blood is injected into sites on the face with acne scars, the concentrated platelets release a host of beneficial growth factors that help to promote healing and stimulate regrowth of collagen and elastin. PRP can also been used as an adjuvant for improving the viability of grafts for the treatment of recalcitrant ulcers, with good results.

PRP might not be a panacea or universal cure, but it could turn out to be a miracle treatment nonetheless!

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

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