• Dr Dharamvir Singh

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Fall

Today, hair loss has become the most common problem to be faced by all the genders. Sometimes, it is quite disturbing and upsetting to see losing hair. However, with the years of research, we are now available with multiple procedures or treatments to cure hair loss. PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma is one amongst the prominent strategies for healing hair loss.

PRP is a non-surgical, simple, and a feasible option for treating androgenic alopecia i.e. baldness. Considering the effectiveness and safety of PRP, it has now become a promising treatment for hair loss.

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  1. What is PRP Therapy for Hair?

  2. Who is the good candidate for PRP Hair Treatment?

  3. What is the Procedure of PRP Therapy?

  4. Benefits of PRP Therapy

  5. How long does the treatment last?

  6. What are the possible side-effects of PRP therapy?

  7. What is the cost of PRP Therapy in Delhi NCR?

1. What is PRP Therapy for Hair?

PRP a.k.a Platelet-Rich Plasma is a new trend in the hair loss treatment that helps in healing the wounds and hair restoration. This non-surgical procedure is quite safe and effective as it uses the patient’s own stem cells and growth factors. These cells are found in the individual’s platelets, which is a component of the blood and are the first-responders for healing any wound or cut. PRP increases the supply of blood into the hair follicles and hence results in the thickness of the hair shaft and better hair growth.

2. Who is the good candidate for PRP Hair Treatment?

Following are the potential candidates who are considered good for the treatment.

  • PRP works the best in the early stages of hair loss as initially hair follicles are not too small or thin and are easy to promote growth.

  • PRP treatment is intended to make the functioning hair from follicles thicken, strengthen and let them expand. This is the reason, individuals who are having a small area of alopecia areata or baldness are ideal for the treatment.

  • For better hair growth and to avoid side-effects of the PRP treatment, the candidate is required to have good health and a strong immune system. Also, the patient should not be suffering from various blood, skin, liver, thyroid diseases.

3. What is the Procedure of PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy goes through three medical steps i.e. extracting, processing, and injecting. To know more about the procedure, look at the steps given below.

  1. PRP therapy starts with the drawing of the patient’s blood sample, generally from the arms. This blood sample is then kept into a machine called Centrifuge.

  2. Later to that, doctors wait for a few minutes for the processing of the blood. In the centrifuge machine, various fluids of different density are being separated. Blood gets separated into three distinct layers called Platelet-Poor Plasma, Platelet-Rich Plasma, and Red Blood Cells.

  3. From the three separations, Platelet-rich Plasma is taken into the syringe. Finally, it is injected into the areas of the scalp where the patient wants the hair to grow.

Benefits of PRP Therapy

  • Increase Blood supply to the follicles- PRP is injected in that area of the scalp where hair growth is needed which helps in increasing the blood supply in the scalp.

  • Painless process- It is a non-surgical treatment, hence, it is a painless procedure with just a slight discomfort.

  • Less time-consuming- The whole PRP treatment can be completed in a few sittings of 60-90 minutes each which makes this therapy more convenient.

  • Safe- Due to the usage of the patient’s own blood, PRP therapy does not carry any sort of risk of reactions.

  • Effective- This therapy for hair growth shows quick results and has no or minimum side effects which can easily be cured.

5. How long does the treatment last?

PRP therapy improves the flow of blood into the hair follicles and makes hair grow. However, it does not cure the condition backing the hair loss. This is why patients are required to revisit the doctor multiple times.

Once done with the PRP treatment, patients usually require the touch-ups. In general, the PRP injections are required every 3-6 months. However, this duration might vary with the patient’s healing ability and the result of the first-time PRP treatment.

6. What are the possible side-effects of PRP therapy?

Although, PRP is a highly safe and effective treatment as it totally relies on the patient’s own blood.However, there are a few side-effects that might come up. However, they are curable quite easily.

  • Swelling or redness in the area where PRP is injected

  • Mild pain on the scalp after the treatment

  • Slight itching

  • Tenderness in the scalp

  • Temporary bleeding on the injected area

Even so, no side-effect of the PRP treatment is to worry about. To get the treatment with proper instructions and care, you must contact Elan Clinic.

7. What is the cost of PRP Therapy in Delhi NCR?

The average cost of PRP Therapy for Hair loss in Delhi NCR is between INR 4,000 to 15,000 per session. However, several other factors also influence the cost. Some of the prominent factors that have a significant impact on the cost are:

  • Experience of the doctor

  • Quality of the equipment to be used

  • Number of sessions needed

  • Test and examinations to be done

  • Condition of the bald area, etc.

Different clinics charge different amounts for the PRP treatment. However, if you are looking for the most affordable treatment with the best results, you must visit Elan Clinic.

Take Away

Initially, people are very sceptical about the PRP treatment. However, it has gained enormous prominence over time. It has now become one of the most popular ways to get rid of hair loss and treat it effectively.

If you too are suffering from the mild or moderate hair loss, then you must book your appointment today at Elan Clinic and get the best PRP treatment in Delhi

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