PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is new and exciting, non-surgical concept of regenerative medicine to stimulate natural hair growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase as PRP contains many growth factors essential for hair growth such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF).
It is also referred to as ‘Vampire’ or ‘Dracula’ therapy; as it involves blood being taken from patient’s own body, processed and then re-injected directly back into patient’s scalp.
Aura Skin Institute has introduced this revolutionary and innovative, non-surgical hair restoration therapy for the first time in tri-city area.
How does PRP work?
In published medical literature from Europe and the United States, PRP therapy has been used extensively in sports injuries and other surgical specialties for the last two decades with positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, existing evidence demonstrates PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth.
PRP contains special cells called Platelets that cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells located in the dermal papilla as well as other structures of the hair follicles. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase. So what you get after this therapy is ‘Better and Faster’ growth rate of your hair.
It is a very simple, half-an-hour lunch-time procedure and you can join your work immediately after the treatment.
1. First blood is drawn from your vein like you give blood for any other blood test.
2. Then this blood is processed and centrifuged and PRP is separated from the rest of the blood.
3. Finally under topical anaesthesia, PRP is injected into the scalp using dermaroller or microneedling.
Studies show that, unlike in the treatment of tendons and ligaments, stimulation of hair regrowth requires plasma with a much higher concentration of platelets for successful results. Here at Aura Skin Institute, your blood platelets are concentrated to the highest concentration.
PRP therapy can be repeated every 1-2 months and usually 3-4 sittings are sufficient, though some patients may require maintenance therapy once a year or more frequently depending upon the severity of hair loss.
Who can take PRP Therapy?
It works best in patients with diffuse thinning and miniaturized hair and is equally effective in both men and women.
It can be combined with hair transplant – pre-operatively, intra-operatively, or post-operatively. It not only helps in healthier and faster growth of transplanted hair, but also stimulates the existing thinning hair at the same time.
PRP is also very useful in Female pattern hair loss as women tend to lose their hair all over the scalp, so PRP therapy is an effective alternative to hair transplant surgery and adjunct to medication in women.