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PRP therapy for hair loss


As more and more men and women struggle to balance work-life pressures, and walk the balance between changing life styles and diet fads, hair loss has become a common problem affecting them. Good hair is a sign of youth and as you prepare to go the extra mile to restore it to its glory , get the facts about the latest in hair therapy – Platelet rich Plasma

  • How does PRP work?

PRP contains a rich suspension of activated platelets, and these platelets are the reservoir of multiple growth factors including the ones which signal hair growth as well as increase the blood flow to the scalp. Also the treatments which deliver the PRP into the scalp (microneedling / Dermaroller) also promote blood flow into the scalp, bringing vital nutrients to the hair roots.

  • How is the PRP treatment done?

PRP is a safe, simple treatment done with the platelets extracted from a sample of your own blood. The platelets are extracted and activated, and this is delivered to the scalp using a combination of microinjections and microneedling(dermarollers)

  • How many sessions do I need?

Usually three to six treatments of PRP are advised, with one month intervals between the sessions. However, treatments are usually customised based on individual needs. Do meet your dermatologist to get an accurate treatment regime.

  • When can I see results?

You can appreciate a fuzzy hair growth over the treatment area as early as three months after your first session, however, further maintainence treatments are recommended till desired results are obtained.

  • Does it work for everyone?

Though PRP is very effective, it may not be the only or the correct option for people with advanced hair loss. Your dermatologist can suggest other options to you if you do have advanced hair loss.

  • Is it safe?

As PRP uses your own blood, this treatment is free from the risk of allergies and allergic reactions. However, be sure to choose an experienced dermatologist to deliver your injectable treatments.

  • Is it painful?

PRP has to be delivered to the roots of the hair to be effective. Therefore, just application of PRP over the skin of the scalp will not suffice. This makes it necessary to use micro injections and microneedle delivery systems. The sensation caused by these is usually uncomfortable, but not unbearable. Speak to Dr. Rasya Dixit to know more about PRP  therapy.

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The information provided in Dr. Dixit's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.

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