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How many of you believe that one can restore lost hair only when pigs fly? Many of us believe that it is difficult to regain lost hair and treat baldness effectively. But that’s not true. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy at Clinic Dermatech is successfully breaking shackles for those who have lost belief in regaining lost hair even after various other hair restoration treatments. Here are some frequently asked questions to dermatologists at Clinic Dermatech and their answers to help you understand what this therapy is and how effectively can it help you restore your lost hair.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP is a medical treatment that initiates hair growth. In this therapy, plasma from one’s own blood is used to catalyze hair growth. After extraction, PRP is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. This highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp and topically.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy work for hair re-growth?
The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase. With the use of derma roller, mesogun or insulin syringe, plasma is injected into the scalp. The platelets stimulate the stem cells located in the Dermal Papilla as well as other structures of the hair follicle which stimulates their growth.
What can you expect after the treatment?
Platelet cells accelerate the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, and formation of new cellular growth. So, you can expect new hair growth along the existing hair line along with improved texture, health & overall density of hair.
What should you look for while looking dermatologist for PRP therapy?
The dermatologist you would consult for the therapy must have rich experience in successful PRP procedures. Make sure that only FDA approved therapy kit is used for treatment and that the therapy is conducted in a safe & carefully controlled environment.
Are there any side effects of PRP treatment?
During the procedure, the cells from your own blood are injected back into your scalp so that it is not rejected by your immune system. Owing to this, there is no chance of any side effect, infection or allergy. However, there might be temporary mild redness, bruising or headache.
How long does one session take?
At Clinic Dermatech, it takes around 30-45 minutes for a single PRP session. So, you can visit your nearest Clinic Dermatech branch during your lunch hours and resume work after the procedure.
How many treatment sessions does one require to see effective results?
Generally, 3-4 sittings are required after a gap of 1 or 2 months as suggested by dermatologist. You can notice visible results after 3-4 months of treatment.
Is there any follow up care during PRP therapy treatment?
There is no down time. Just avoid using shampoo on your hair before 12 hours after the procedure. Other than avoiding aspirin type products there is no follow up care.
Can PRP be combined with other Hair loss treatments?
Absolutely, it can be combined with hair transplant or any other hair loss treatment. PRP’s mechanism of action is different and is completely safe to combine with other treatments. Based on your exact condition, our expert dermatologists at Clinic Dermatech can advise the most ideal treatments that can be used in combination with PRP to fetch better results.
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