Platelet Rich Plasma -PRP Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP therapy is a treatment where Autologus plasma with concentrated platelets is used for better hair growth. At our Hair Clinic in Faridabad we recommend PRP Therapy in cases where hair thinning and hair fall is the major concerns.
How is PRP Done?
At Cosmo Derm Hair Clinic in Faridabad PRP is done as an office procedure. For Platelet rich plasma therapy a small amount of blood is withdrawn from the patient. The blood is then spun in centrifuge machines and platelet rich plasma is separated. It is this plasma which is rich in all the micronutrients and growth factors. Usually no local Anaesthesia is required for the PRP treatment. The growth factor rich plasma can either be injected or a derma pen / derma roller can be used to cover the affected area taking full aseptic precautions. Usually 3-6 sessions of PRP are required to get best results.
Pre & post PRP instructions
Prior to the PRP treatment for hair loss we recommend that the patient should shampoo the hair on the day of procedure. During the PRP treatment small gauge needles are used for injection. Mild to moderate pain, redness and minimal bleeding can be seen at the injection site. The patient is advised not to wash the hair on the day of the treatment. The routine hair care schedule can be resumed from the next day. Alcohol consumption and smoking is to be avoided at least 48-72 hrs pre & post PRP therapy. Medical treatment for hair fall is also started along with the PRP treatment for a better outcome.
PRP therapy side effects
Since the PRP therapy uses the patient’s own blood there are no major side effects reported. Few mild side effects can be pain, mild redness or pin point bleeding at the injection site. A few patients’s complain of a “light “feeling in the scalp which usually subsides on its own. Very few patients may experience headache after the PRP therapy.
Contraindications for PRP Therapy
Though serious side effects are not seen with PRP therapy, not everyone is suitable for this therapy
- Heavy smokers
- Drug abusers
- Acute and chronic infections
- Hemodynamic instability
In our Cosmo Derm hair clinic in Faridabad, Delhi NCR you can discuss the details of the therapy with our experts who will guide you to make a decision best suited to your requirements.