Doctors typically use PRP treatment when hair loss results from androgenetic alopecia, a common condition that causes patterned hair loss . In males, this is called male pattern baldness and in Females it is known as female pattern hair loss.
Although PRP is a relatively new approach, there is scientific evidence to suggest that it promotes hair growth. The use of PRP is “a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle. Eternoderm provides the best PRP Hair Treatment in Hyderabad.
What is PRP Hair Treatment?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. PRP contains a range of growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle. As some types of hair loss result from damage to hair follicles, researchers initially hypothesized that PRP could help regrow hair .
Is PRP Hair Treatment Effective?
PRP is an increasingly popular way to treat hair loss. It involves taking platelet rich plasma from your blood and injecting it into your scalp to stimulate hair growth. The procedure is relatively painless and requires zero recovery time. Regrowth of hair occurs in patterned hair loss patients with a series of injections known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP).
Does it cure baldness?
The treatment involves drawing the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red and white cells. The platelets and growth factors are collected from the sample and injected into the scalp where the hair is thinning. But it is not possible to cure baldness.
The entire PRP process including the injection takes about 60 minutes . One treatment per month is recommended for the first four months, and then two maintenance treatments are recommended per 6 months. Also, costs can vary depending on location, facilities, and the expertise of the doctor performing the treatment.
How long does it last?
PRP is not a cure for conditions that cause hair loss. For this reason, a person would need to receive multiple PRP treatments over time to maintain hair growth results. The doctor’s recommendations for how often a person should have PRP will vary depending on a person’s condition and the results of their initial treatment. The doctor may suggest having maintenance injections every 3–6 months once hair loss is under control.
Who’s a good candidate for PRP?
PRP targets androgenetic alopecia, the hereditary hair thinning that affects both men and women. Experts believe it may also be effective for women with traction alopecia, hair thinning caused by too-tight ponytails, braids, other styles and salon procedures like straightening, colouring that pull the hair out. According to researchers, the best candidates are people who have only recently begun to lose hair. PRP won’t work for anyone who’s completely bald and it won’t completely regrow all lost hair.
Are there any side effects for PRP Treatment?
As injecting PRP involves using a person’s own platelets, they do not usually experience any adverse reactions to the injections. However, it is possible that a person may have irritation, pain or infection at the site of injection. Most people can resume their normal activities almost immediately after having a PRP injection. The average time from blood-drawing to the injection itself is about half-an-hour.
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