Platelet rich plasma

It is a therapeutic method which do not requires any surgeries, which means it is less traumatising. In this method of platelet rich plasma therapy the patient does not have to worry about the scars. It is very effective method for hair loss in the cases of androgenic alopecia; results are very a high level of satisfaction. It can also be taken as preventive measures for hair loss in both male and female who are on the verge of indulging into a big hair problem. It just not only stimulates but also enhances the natural growth without any incision.

It is one of the best methods for the patients who do not wish to get involved surgical methods. In this procedure of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, the platelets of our blood which stimulates the growth of stem cells and other microcells present around the hair follicle are used. In this, almost 20cc of blood is collected and a solution is made by mixing this fresh blood with sodium citrate under proper under laboratory controlled conditions in a tube which is then centrifuged. This centrifuging method helps in the settling down of platelets to settle down at the bottom of the tube. The upper layer containing Poor Plasma Platelet (PPP) is discarded and the lower layer of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is loaded in an insulin syringe containing calcium chloride as an activator. One hour before performing the procedure, an anaesthetic cream is applied on the scalp. The area where the platelet rich fluid is to be injected is first cleaned and sterilised by rubbing some cetavlon, spirit and povidone-iodine.

With the help of insulin syringe PRP was injected over affected area by nappage technique (multiple small injections in a linear pattern one-cm apart) under proper aseptic precaution in minor operation theatre.

Mostly the early signs for the results of platelet rich plasma therapy is , shedding of the old hair which is then followed by the early re- growth and lengthening of the hair.

This procedure is repeated every three to six months, for continuation of growth and stimulation of growth factors and other stem cells present around the hair follicle, which are responsible for the re-growth and minimising of the hair fallout.

 

Advantages:

  • Safe and fast
  • In-Office Treatment
  • Convenient and non-invasive
  • Overall higher and better graft take
  • Faster healing rate in both the donor and recovery sites
  • Increased growth factors in transplanted hairs
  • Potential for thicker hair
  • May be used for a variety of hair loss disorders, including alopecia areata