Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: An Effective Hair Fall Control Treatment

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: An Effective Hair Fall Control Treatment

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PRP therapy is a form of regenerative machine that amplifies the body's natural growth factors, that are used to heal tissue. As of lately, recent research has shown promising results that the body has the ability to heal itself. This article will give you a brief idea about PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy and how it is an effective control for hair fall treatment.

What is PRP, and What are PRP injections?

RP uses injections of concentrations of the patient's own platelets to speed up the healing of the injured joints. It is used for the patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems. These are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through the centrifuge to concentrate the platelets.

The key advantage of PRP injection is that it can reduce the anti-inflammatories or stronger medications. Additionally, the side effects of PRP are very limited.

What Exactly is PRP Therapy?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy comprises a three-step medical process in which the person’s blood is drawn, processed, and injected into the scalp. Some medical communities assume that Platelet Rich Plasma injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and the thickness of the hair shaft.

There is not enough evidence that PRP is an effective hair loss treatment. However, Platelet Rich Plasma has been in use since the 1980s. It has been used for problems such as healing injured ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

PRP has been used for many soft tissue injuries, including those in tendons, ligaments, knee menisci, muscles, and cartilage. As with all autologous regenerative medicine, PRP is usually safe, as it is a therapy derived from the patient’s own blood.


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What is the PRP Therapy Process?

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy consists of a three-step process, and almost all PRP therapy requires three treatments 4-6 weeks apart.

Maintenance is required every 4-6 months.

Step 1
The blood is drawn from the arm and put into a centrifuge, a machine that rapidly spins at a fast pace to separate the fluids of different densities.

Step 2
After the 10 minutes in the centrifuge, the blood will separate in three layers:
  • Platelet-poor plasma
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Red blood cells

Step 3
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into the syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp which need increased hair growth.

There has not been enough research to prove whether the PRP is effective or not. According to recent studies, PRP has a sufficient theoretical scientific basis to support that it is used in hair restoration.

What are PRP Hair Fall Treatment's Side Effects?

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As PRP therapy involves the injection of own blood into the scalp, there is no risk of getting an infectious disease.
Still, any therapy which involves injections always carries the risk of side effects such as:


  • Scar tissue
  • Injury to blood vessels or nerves
  • Calcification at the injection points
  • Injection

There are chances that you can have a negative reaction to the anaesthetic used in the therapy. It is advised to talk to your doctor/ surgeon beforehand and share all your allergy information when you decide to go for a PRP therapy for hair loss. Let your hair expert know in advance about the tolerance to anesthetics, and if you've ever had a reaction to it.

What are the Risk Factors Of PRP Treatment?

Make sure to report all your medications before the procedure, including herbs and supplements.

When you go for the initial consultation, many providers will recommend not to opt for PRP therapy if you:

  • are a heavy smoker
  • are on blood thinners
  • have a history of drugs misuse or alcohol

You may also reject the treatment if you have been diagnosed with:
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid disease
  • Low platelet count
  • Sepsis
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Acute or chronic infections
  • Chronic skin disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Hypofibrinogenemia
  • Systemic disorder
  • Platelet dysfunction syndromes
  • Hemodynamic instability

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How Much Does PRP For Hair Loss Cost?

It typically consists of three treatments in a 4-6 week period, with the maintenance treatments every 4-6 months.

The PRP treatment cost will depend upon your hair's condition and the initial three treatments. The cost depends upon a number of factors, including:


  • Quality of the equipment
  • Addition of nutritive components
  • Geographic location, and where you are staying.

As many insurance providers consider PRP for hair loss treatment as a cosmetic, and they do not consider the cost of the treatment. Check if the insurance providers can cover the PRP therapy for you or if it will come straight from your pocket.

Is PRP Hair Treatment Painful?

Apart from the slight pain of the needle, PRP hair restoration is more or less relatively painless. However, if a less experienced hair expert performs the PRP therapy, there are chances of side effects such as calcification, injury to blood vessels at the injection points, and scar tissue. You can always reach out to our hair experts for hair fall treatment in Dubai and avoid such unpleasant situations.

Does Hair Fall After the PRP Treatment?

It is quite obvious the hair that grows will naturally fall out. PRP hair growth is a natural process that simply encourages hair regrowth from the receding hair by promoting blood circulation. The hair fall will continue at a normal pace, even after PRP therapy. If you have an underlying cause for your hair loss, it is important to get it treated before proceeding with the PRP hair treatment.

Conclusion

If you are worried about hair loss, you have several options, including multivitamins and hair loss treatment. PRP treatment is a safe and effective way of reversing hair loss and stimulating hair regrowth.

The hair experts in AHS are here to solve all your queries. Our team members have expertise in hair loss treatment, especially in PRP therapy. Contact us today to book your appointment. Also, you can visit our nearest hair fall clinic to consult our experts.

Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team UAE operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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