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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is essentially an increased concentration of autologous platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma after centrifugation. This concentrate is rich in growth factors that can enhance growth of hair in the scalp, of collagen in ageing face, and of connective tissue in scars.

What is PRP ?

Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains platelets. Platelets produce many growth factors, which signal and stimulate skin and hair follicle cells. In this way, PRP counters signs of ageing on the face and promotes new hair growth on the scalp. PRP therapy is used in medicine to treat a range of health issues, including arthritis and non healing ulcers because of this regenerative capacity of platelets.

What is the process of PRP ?

First the area to be treated, i.e the face (for anti – ageing and rejuvenation) or the scalp (for hair growth) is cleaned and local anaesthetic cream applied. In the meantime, a blood sample is withdrawn from your arm vein. It is then centrifuged and the platelets thus obtained are enriched to release the growth factors. Now the PRP is ready to be injected in the area. The process is painless because the area has been numbed by the anesthetic cream.

Are there any side effects of this treatment ?

Though it is a process involving needles, PRP is basically painless because of the numbing action of the anaesthetic cream. There are no side effects of this therapy. There are no chances of infection as the blood used to prepare the PRP is your own.

How often should I get this treatment ?

To see results, you need to be consistent with the treatments. We advise 6 sessions at 1 month gaps for best results. The first result that patients usually note is decreased hair shedding, followed by early regrowth and increased length of hair. Continuing with treatments every three to six months on a long-term basis are optimal for continuing to stimulate the growth factors to see constant regrowth and stopping hair fall.

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