What is PRP and You Should Get it Done

by Smith John Web Developer

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a technique deviced for tissue repair and rejuvination. It is prepared by taking the patient’s own blood and isolating the platelets from it. The platelets are isolated by means of centrifugation at a certain RPM. The platelets are then activated to release chemicals that help in tissue repair. In recent times, it has become a very popular treatment in dermatology and has been used for hair loss, skin rejuvenation, hyper-pigmentation, acne, wrinkles and stretch marks. 

Who can perform PRP?

There are many doctors who perform PRP but a qualified cosmetic surgeon should be the only one performing it. This is so because it is a cosmetic procedure and needs to be done by a qualified aesthetic surgeon only.

Can all clinics conduct PRP?

Many clinics have the facility of PRP but not all of them have the equipment for it. There is a certain speed of the centrifuge machine that is required to separate the platelets. If this step is not conducted properly then the whole procedure can go to waste. 

How does PRP help for hair loss? 

  • PRP encourages hair growth in a wide range of hair loss conditions.
  • It can be combined with hair transplantation techniques.
  • It Encourages Hair Growth
  • It can increase terminal hair density (terminal hairs/cm2). Terminal hairs are fully matured follicles that are thick and pigmented. 

Is PRP a permanent solution?

PRP can help in the repair of cells in cases of hair thinning and miniaturisation. However, it cannot reverse balding. The best treatment for balding is a hair transplant. 

How long does PRP last?

The effects of PRP can be seen for upto 6 months. It needs to be repeated at regular intervals to see good effects.

What are the side effects of PRP?

There can be slight pain and redness in the injected area. There are no major side effects.

Who should avoid PRP?

·      Cancer patients with no remission in the past 5 years.

·      Those with blood borne diseases.

·      Those suffering from an active infection.

·     Those with multiple medical issues.

How much is the recovery time?

You can resume your daily activities almost immediately after the procedure. 

Is it compulsory to get PRP after Hair Transplant?

It is not compulsory but it helps in the process by increasing the speed of healing of the wounds. It also helps the hair grow faster. 

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