PRP For Hair Fall
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Its a new method used for treating Hairfall and Skin Problems. Platelets are rich in growth factors which can induce growth of any cell, that may be hair root cells (papilla cells), or collagen cells (fibroblast) or joint cells(synovial membrane cells).
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a new biotechnology, is the product of a heightened interest in cell-based therapy and tissue engineering. This therapy is defined as an autologous preparation of plasma with concentrated platelets. PRP contains various growth factors and cytokines that enhance the body's inherent capacity to repair and regenerate. PRP has been traditionally employed in periodontal therapy, maxillofacial surgery, orthopedics, and sports medicine. More recently, it has captured attention in the field of dermatology, particularly for its role in treating acne scars, fat grafting, wound healing, and hair regrowth. Research has demonstrated the beneficial effects of PRP, such as proliferation of adipose precursor cells, wound repair, cellular differentiation, and angiogenesis
PRP Therapy Process
PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart.
Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
- platelet-poor plasma
- platelet-rich plasma
- red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
There hasn’t been enough research to prove whether PRP is effective. It’s also unclear for whom — and under what circumstances — it’s most effective.
In summary, PRP therapy offers the opportunity for hair growth for those patients who are not candidates for surgery or those patients wanting a more aggressive nonsurgical approach to treatment.
Whether you are looking for additional hair stimulation, or are looking to have hair surgery with the addition of PRP, AG Clinic is able to meet your needs. Results will vary from patient to patients, and PRP as a non-surgical option has been offered to patients with miniaturization and hair thinning for improvement in hair caliber and thickness.
Our Clinic is one of the few clinics which uses Temperature Controlled Centrifuge so as to minimise damage to platelets during preparation of PRP.