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

Dr. Vikas Shankar 82% (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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PRP Treatment For Skin - How It Is The Best?

Dr. Rupinder Kaur 90% (103 ratings)
MD - Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ludhiana
PRP Treatment For Skin - How It Is The Best?

A technique that has been used effectively for quite some time to mend sports injuries is currently turning into the treatment of choice for women to improve their skin problems like wrinkles, scars, sunburns and even dark circles under their eyes.

The Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment, is becoming very famous because of its natural status and the promising results it shows. It uses the plasma taken from the patient's own blood rather than chemicals infused into the body. The chances of any side effects are close to zero considering all the cases so far. The treatment has turned out to be famously known as the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift or the vampire facelift.

Here is how the procedure takes place:

  • This procedure involves drawing blood from your arm, isolating the platelets, and then infusing them into your skin by a method called of micro needling.
  • Plasma is infused inside the skin with the help of microneedling.
  • Since the platelets are high in hormones, and the micro needling allows the skin to recover, the whole technique is intended to help cell regeneration.

There are no scars afterwards
Most doctors who perform the PRP procedures, ice their patients' appearances quickly after the surgery to limit the permanent scarring or wounding that can happen at the infusion points. Icing will likewise help limit any swelling or skin bothering for patients who have delicate skin. Every one of these side-effects are reversible and often diminish within a couple of days.
Patients with highly sensitive skin may need to play it safe as prescribed by their specialists. Allow adequate intervals between the medications so the skin has sufficient energy to recover itself.

It is said that PRP has lasting effects, know how?

  • Women who have had the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift treatment discovered their wrinkles look surprisingly better a while after they have had the medicines.
  • That is based on the fact that the plasma rejuvenates their skin's undeveloped cells to create more collagen, develop new cells and actually revive their skin.
  • The new cell development in your skin created by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is the reason it looks so much better after certain amount of time passes.

There are no bad side effects of this procedure, why?

  • Platelet Rich Plasma truly recovers the new cells in the patient's body wherever it is infused.
  • It enables the body to heal itself in a regular manner without using chemicals or substances of any other kind.
  • The likelihood of any infection or contamination is practically nil on the grounds that the plasma is taken from the patient’s own body.

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 therapy for face is safe or not? Is there any side effects? Prp therapy for face is permanent?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 88% (24796 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy for face is safe or not? Is there any side effects? Prp therapy for face is permanent?
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy for face is safe and no side effects . Whether it is permanent depends on the type of disease being treated
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Hi please tell me about PRP treatment for hair regrowth. How many sitting is required? Also tell me the cost per sitting. Also tell me the effectiveness of treatment. Thank you.

Dr. Nitin Kumar Saxena 91% (443 ratings)
MD , MBBS
Dermatologist, Jaipur
Hi please tell me about PRP treatment for hair regrowth. How many sitting is required? Also tell me the cost per sitt...
Prp. Is very effective for hair regrowth if you have roots fir bald area you need hair transplant.
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Hair fall and Skin Rejuvenation - PRP Therapy For It!

Dr. Ashit Gupta 88% (88 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Gurgaon
Hair fall and Skin Rejuvenation - PRP Therapy For It!

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!

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

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How Often You Must Get the PRP Treatment Done?

Dr. Sunakshi Singh 89% (149 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
How Often You Must Get the PRP Treatment Done?

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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What To Expect From PRP And Other Hair Treatment?

Dr. R.Brahmananda Reddy 89% (11 ratings)
Diploma In Dermatology, Fellowship In Aesthetic Medicine
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
What To Expect From PRP And Other Hair Treatment?

The platelet rich plasma or PRP therapy has gained popularity as a hair restoration technique due to its high success rate. The platelet rich plasma from your blood is injected with a thin needle onto the scalp, which stimulates the hair growth naturally. The treatment is quite successful, has no side effects, and no medication is required post-treatment or during the treatment, making it the most popular hair treatment.

Things to know about the PRP treatment
On the morning of the PRP treatment, you will have to wash the hair, and you should steer clear from applying any other products. The primary benefits of PRP treatments are that it proffers fast results using the blood of the patient himself and is both affordable and cost effective. You will have no scars and need not take any medications after the process is completed.

The complete PRP injection procedure
In the PRP hair treatment, the doctor would first collect the sample of the patient’s blood, and the amount of the blood depends on the area of application. Then this blood is kept in a centrifuge which spins exceptionally fast so that the components of the blood can segregate easily. It takes about 15 minutes after which the separated plasma is prepared to be injected into the affected area. The entire procedure takes about an hour.
Since the treatment is meant for promoting healing and growth, no immediate difference can be noticed. It is only after a few months that one notices the healing in the treated area. The patients might also notice new hair growth in the treated area.

What are the other treatments meant for hair growth?
Alongside platelet rich plasma treatment, several other hair growth therapies exist, and some of them are discussed below:

  1. Hair grafting: Also referred to as hair transplant, hair grafting is an outpatient process which is performed in the dermatologist’s office. It is important to mention here that you can choose between two types of grafts- one is micro graft containing one to two hairs per graft while the other option is the punch graft that holds about 10 to 15 hairs. In this procedure, the surgeon removes a small portion of hair bearing scalp from the back portion of the head and cuts it into little segments with varying numbers of hairs. It is then grafted to the bald area to create a thickened natural look. You may need to undergo the treatment several times to achieve satisfactory results.
  2. Scalp reduction: This process involves the removal of non-hair bearing skin from the scalp so that the remaining part can be stretched for filling up the baldness. It is an effective means of reducing the bald area in the head, and this process is commonly opted for covering the back and top portion of the head. But you may have to take painkillers after the process, as one may experience pain and tightness in the scalp for a few months after the process.

With many men and women resorting to hair restoration techniques, plenty of treatment options are available. Choose the one that suits you best and enjoy your hair restoration phase. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What is the cost of plasma rich therapy in gurgaon? In how much time will the results be shown? My hairs are basically less from hairline since birth hope it can also be cured.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (36217 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is the cost of plasma rich therapy in gurgaon? In how much time will the results be shown? My hairs are basicall...
If hair follicles are present than only prp treatment is advisable otherwise we will have to go for hair transplant
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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) For Skin Rejuvenation And Ageing - How Does It Help?

Dr. Navneet Bansal 87% (35 ratings)
D.V.D, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) For Skin Rejuvenation And Ageing - How Does It Help?

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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