Whether it is genetic, due to stress, bad hair care, or any medical condition, hair loss is a prime concern for many men and women these days. But with advances in hair restoration and adequate research, various new techniques have cropped up in the market (both expensive as well as affordable) which can combat the condition with ease. Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP, is the latest treatment to hit the hair loss market and is showing impressive results.
What Is PRP for Hair Restoration?
PRP therapy, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. It is the same as Vampire Facelift, which is done on the face to help reduce lines, wrinkles and acne scars and also helps build collagen. Now the FDA has approved its use for hair restoration.
The procedure involves drawing out one’s own blood and isolating the plasma and platelets. This plasma contains rich in platelets and growth factors. They prove useful in tissue regeneration and healing. Our doctors inject your platelet rich plasma on your scalp.
Patients will soon see a fuzz of hair after the fourth sitting. The treatment not only promotes hair growth, but also strengthens hair follicles. It is quite a safe procedure without any side-effects. Since it involves drawing out blood and multiple needle pricks, it may seem uncomfortable and scary but a numbing cream is used prior to the procedure to reduce the discomfort.
Who Can’t Opt for PRP?
Though PRP treatment yields great results for people suffering from hair loss, it’s not for everyone. People who have lost all hair cannot undergo this treatment as it does not help grow new hair on a bald patch. It can only make the existing thinning hair thicker by strengthening the hair follicles.