People, who are facing hair related troubles, need not to worry anymore; because the medical advancements have brought pretty good range of effective treatments & therapies. Platelet-Rich Plasma or commonly known as PRP is another revolutionary technique that come to the fore and shows great promise to encourage hair re-growth. It is the most appropriate option for people who are going through the earlier stages of hair loss; as it diminishes hair fall/hair loss and it also extends the growth phase of existing hair by stimulating the stem cells in the body.
Platelet Rich Plasma, is a substance made from your own blood to trigger healing area i.e. hairs; and PRP therapy is simple, non-surgical treatment for hair re-growth. The growth factors contained in platelets are responsible for augmenting the healing process. It requires 2-3 sessions with gaps of about 4 - 6 weeks depending on individual requirements. The density of hair increases by 40% to 50% approximately by four sessions of treatment.
Procedure of PRP Therapy
Blood Sample Collection
With the help of sterilized needles, the healthcare specialist will collect your blood sample approximately half an hour before the treatment. The amount of blood drawn from the body depends on the area on where the PRP needs to be injected. In case of scalp hair loss, it is around 30 milliliters i.e. somewhat more than a teaspoon.
The blood is then placed into a centrifuge i.e. a spinning machine used for separating the blood components. This procedure is known as centrifugation and it takes around 15 minutes.
Preparation of Growth Factors
To avoid the contamination risk after centrifugation, the sample is stored in specialized refrigerator. Afterwards, the doctor takes the separated plasma enriched with platelets (growth factors), dilutes it and finally prepares it for injection.
In order to transfuse the platelet-rich plasma carefully into the specific areas, the specialists make use of ultrasound imaging and then inject the PRP into affected areas. The whole process is almost pain-less and it generally requires 1-2 hours approximately to get completed.