PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) THERAPY IN HAIR RESTORATION – PRP THERAPY
PRP therapy is an exciting non-surgical, autologous, therapeutic option for hair loss. Though a recent development it is showing good success in hair restoration. Please read a recent study published in Dermatologic surgery, where physicians in Korea published data supporting the clinical application of PRP in hair restoration.
Study link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22455565
HOW DOES PRP WORK?
Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells, and other essential and specific growth factors which can help in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP with these components will be isolated from one’s own blood by special centrifuge techniques and are manually injected sub dermally into the target area. Sessions should be repeated every 3 to 4 months and should be continued for maintenance of the results. Results may be noticeable after 2-3 sessions.
PRP as the name suggests contains platelets which can theoretically cause growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. The chief purpose of PRP is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase.
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE PRP THERAPY?
Kindly consult a doctor and discuss your health issues if you are suffering from the following
- Heavy smoking, alcohol or recreational drug use
- Hemodynamic instability, hypofibrinogenemia and Thrombocytopenia.
- Sepsis, infections, chronic skin diseases.
- Metabolic or systemic disorders.