Platelet-rich plasma(PRP) therapy is a process of three simple steps. Draw the blood from the body, process it, and inject it into the scalp. Plasma is the vital component of blood. It contains water and protein. This substance heals the follicles, which accelerates thick hair growth. For PRP treatment of hair, the experts use the centrifuge-like mechanism that separates other substances from your blood and increases the concentration of proteins to heal the problem.
This treatment is applicable to both genders but most common among men. The injections can treat androgenic alopecia effectively, which means if your head has balded in a pattern then this treatment is effective for you. Find out how
What is platelet-rich plasma treatment?
Basically, PRP is the process of extracting a good quantity of plasma from the blood, and use it to heal injuries of ligaments, injured tendons, and muscles. In terms of hair treatment, doctors inject PRP into the scalp to prevent hair fall and promote hair growth. The plasma rich substance also allows the hair cells to grow stronger. It increases the number of follicles that leads to the growth of thick hair. There is a minor difference to consider. The level of platelets can affect the functioning of the plasma for hair loss. If the number of platelets in your body is low, then the quantity of plasma won’t be enough, but if it is high, then the quantity of plasma would also be high. A lower level of blood platelets might not end up in a fruitful manner. So, before you go for a treatment, learn about the process.
Process of Platelet-rich plasma therapy(PRP)
The PRP is done in three simple steps
Draw the blood from the body
This is the first step of the process. The blood is drawn from the arm of the person. The extraction of blood is done with the help of a centrifuge that absorbs more quantity of plasma which is suitable for the scalp.
Processed in three different layers
The blood remains in the centrifuge for 10 minutes and then separates the blood into three layers. These layers are
-Red blood cells
Injected in the areas of scalp
The Platelet-rich plasma is then separated from the other two components, and accumulated into a syringe(Injection). The syringe is later injected into the areas of the scalp where hair growth is required.
Once the process is completed, you shouldn’t expect immediate results. The results will be seen in 4-6 weeks.
To maintain the growth of hair you should go for the treatment after every 4-6 months. It will keep your hair healthy and thick.
Risk and side-effects of PRP
The process of PRP is fruitful, but unfortunately, it might bring some negative side-effects and risks.
The side effects of PRP could be:
- Injury to blood vessels and nerves
- Causes infection and lots of itching in the head.
- Tissue damage
- Pain at the injection points
Who should not go for a PRP treatment?
If you are an excessive smoker or have a previous drug history, then your blood cells might be damaged, and won’t give the quantity of plasma you need. Also, if you have been diagnosed with diseases like cancer, chronic liver disease, chronic skin disease, platelet dysfunction syndrome, low platelet count, and thyroid disease. These diseases reduce the amount of plasma in your blood and don’t suffice the need of your hair growth. If you are taking regular medication, or doses of injection, then seek advice from a doctor before taking the treatment.
This is how PRP treatment can bring you the desired look in three simple steps. So, if you’re looking for someone who can fix your hair the way you desire, then Skin artistry is here to fulfill your need.