What is PRP?
PRP is an acronym platelet-rich plasma which is as depicted its name is plasma with almost high concentration of platelets as compared to normal concentration. From past few years, use of PRP in orthopedic surgeries and other surgeries have been widely used. Similarly, the use of PRP for hair loss has is also used. PRP hair loss treatment in Lahore is one of the common procedures underwent by patients suffering from hair loss.To perform PRP treatment for hair loss, 30-40 cc of venous blood is drawn from the patient and further sent it to for centrifugation with centrifugal machine where the platelet rich plasma is obtained after 2 cycles of centrifugation.The normal platelet count of the blood usually ranges from 1.5 to 3 lacs per millilitre; however, the concentration of PRP is at least 5-times more than normal concentration.
PRP is rich in growth factors which are responsible for increasing the healing ability of the area in which they are injected. Also, these growth factors are responsible stimulating the stem cells to start neovascularisation, i.e, formation of new blood vessels. PRP is widely used for patients with hair loss and for patients after hair transplant. It improves the growth of hair grafts as well as enhance the healing process after the hair transplant procedure.
PRP for Hair Loss Treatment
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Hair Loss is now the latest trend in hair regrowth and hair loss treatment. PRP therapy for men’s and women’s hair loss is becoming more and more common and is proving to be effective in correcting hair loss when done correctly.
Even though PRP therapy has been around since the 1982’s, doctors only started using it recently as a treatment for certain types of alopecia. Many user experiences have noted good results and the popularity of the procedure is growing rapidly.
PRP for hair loss is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes the stem cells and growth factors from the patient’s own blood to trigger the growth of hair from resting or miniaturized hair follicles. The first step involves drawing the patient’s blood into a 20-25cc specialized tube that is then spun down in a centrifuge for 20 minutes.
The centrifuge will separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. The final product is plasma that has been separated from the white and red blood cells. This plasma is then set aside and gravity allows the platelets to drop out of suspension and collect at the bottom of the tube.
This denser area of platelets in the plasma called Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP. This area will typically have 3 -6 x concentration of platelets and is the key ingredient to success in any PRP procedure. The platelet poor plasma or PPP is usually collected from the top of the tube and discarded; or, in some cases saved for micro-needling treatment post PRP injection.
Benefits of PRP hair loss treatment in Lahore
- Decreases hair loss and controls the hair fall effectively by stimulating the stem cells on the hair graft roots
- Increases blood supply to the hair follicles
- Increases shaft size resulting in the improved thickness
- Accelerates and maintains the hair regrowth process
- Accelerates the healing after hair transplant
How PRP Works?
Platelets contains the growth factors that sends signals to your body tissue and helps in regenerating process. The PRP session induces the growth process by stimulating the body cells and tissues. The growth factor and stem cells work together to reverse the hair loss and miniaturization, and acts as a strong option for controlling future hair loss. After a hair transplant procedure, the PRP therapy not only helps in increasing the healing rate of wounds but also encourages the hair regrowth process. Furthermore, the thickness of the hair shafts increase significantly with PRP sessions.
Platelets contain growth factors essential for tissue healing and repair. In the body, When tissue becomes injured, platelets are responsible for clotting blood to stop bleeding and stimulating cells to cause healing. This is their normal function. It has been found that these growth factors can cause multiplication of cells of different types including hair cells and skin cells. Hence they are being used to treat hair loss, after hair transplantation, to treat scars such as pimple scars, skin rejuvenation of ageing skin.
PRP is NOT recommended in the following cases:
- When patient is on blood thinners
- Heavy smoker
- Have a history of alcoholism
In order to avoid the PRP hair transplant side effects, you need to consult with your hair loss doctor before considering the PRP hair transplant. The PRP hair restoration helps in making the hair transplant procedure a bio-effective and thus helps in obtaining the best natural outcomes of the surgery.
Risks or Side effects of PRP treatment
After receiving the PRP injection, it should be made sure that the patient is not experiencing experience the irritation, pain, or bleeding related to the injection site. The side effects may occur due to the wrong way of performing the PRP therapy.The patient can resume their routine work almost immediately after having the PRP injection. But it is advisable to rest for few hours after the treatment.