All About PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
PRP is the process in which blood that contains essential proteins and regenerative cells are injected to restore damaged tissues. The plasma is filtered out from the rest of the blood and its components for increased effectiveness. This process is done using a special machine that is called a centrifuge.
The filtered PRP is then collected in a syringe and injected into the scalp to promote hair growth. Besides increasing the blood flow to the hair follicles, PRP also has proteins that promote cell growth.
How Many PRP Treatment Sessions are Needed for the desired hair regrowth?
This is a very common question that we get at Cult Aesthetics by Enhance. The number of PRP sessions needed in reality differs for each person, moreover it’s also something that depends on multiple factors like the overall health and to what extent has the hair loss occurred in the patient.
However, when talking about the averages, most patients usually undergo 3 distinct sessions, each occurring at a roughly 6 week interval. For the long term, to maintain the therapy results, patients are recommended to go for single sessions every 4-6 months.
Are The Results Achieved Via PRP Therapy Permanent?
Firstly, it should be noted that to see the results initially, multiple PRP therapy sessions are required. Once the results are visible then follow-up visits every 6 to 12 months are required to maintain and even boost the effects of the treatment. The results achieved are never permanent but almost always very long-lasting.
How Painful is a PRP Hair Therapy Session?
We’ve already talked about pain in a Hair Transplant journey in the past, and the conclusion was that the pain varies as per the choice of technique and the scale of the surgery. However, when it comes to PRP Therapy, the procedure is entirely pain-free for most part due to it’s non-invasive nature. Moreover, this treatment is also performed under local anaesthesia which makes it a super safe method to restore the hair growth.
Since the entire therapy revolves around injecting your own blood into the scalp, there are no major risks. Tenderness and mild swelling of the scalp might be there that usually subsides after 3-5 days.
Who is a good candidate for PRP therapy?
PRP is perfect for individuals looking for a non-invasive and non surgical hair restoration procedure. If you are in the early stages of hair loss then you are an ideal candidate for PRP hair therapy as this therapy cannot revive hair follicles that have been dormant since a long time. This is also why it may not be the ideal solution for people who have significant balding. The team at Cult Aesthetics lead by Dr. Gaurav can help you understand the hair loss stage which you are in and whether or not you would be a good candidate for PRP Therapy.
PRP vs Hair Transplant
The kind of hair loss you have dictates what option is the best option for you. Hair Transplant is the best option in cases where substantial balding is there along with hair thinning across the scalp. Hair transplant is a great solution to the problems of bald patches and receding hairlines, especially when the cause of hair loss is genetics.
PRP Therapy is more suitable of patients who have just started to suffer from conditions like alopecia areata and traction alopecia. It is also great for patients who wish to strengthen the existing hair and promote natural hair growth, all while reducing hair fall.
At Cult Aesthetics by Enhance, Dr. Gaurav would love craft your own line of treatment. You may directly call him at +91-9990449555