Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Loss Treatment
offered at Dr. Sajal Halder hair restoration clinic located at at A-10/3, G.F., Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
Platelet rich plasma is a non invasive hair restoration treatment using the patient's own blood as growth factors. The following information is provided by Dr. Sajal Halder's clinic.
Essential factors in Platelet Rich Plasma:
- Alpha granules.
- These granules within the PRP contain clotting and growth factors that are eventually released during healing and repair process.
Factors helpful in hair growth includes:
- Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
- Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-b)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)
- Insulin like Growth factor (IGF)
- The blood sample is withdrawn from the patient's arm by syringe.
- The tubes containing withdrawn blood are placed in a centrifuge and spun for a period of time
- The blood is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration.
- After centrifugation, the red and white and platelets settles down at various levels in the tube.
- Blood plasma that is rich in platelets is drawn off from the appropriate level.
- Plasma defined as platelet-rich plasma contains 4 to 8 times the number of platelets per cubic centimetre found in normal plasma. With additional preparation the PRP is ready for application.
- Under a tropical anaesthesia, the PRP is injected into the scalp at the sub dermal level.
Treatment Frequency for Plasma Rich Plasma:
3-4 sessions (each session with a gap of 6-8weeks) is given at the time of presentation and it needs to be repeated every year to keep the progress going.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma used for?
- To preserve and enhance hair follicle viability during and after hair transplantation
- To promote and enhance tissue repair and healing after hair transplantation.
- PRP seems to work better in patients with diffuse hair thinning caused by any causes including alopecia androgenetica.
- It is hypothesized that platelet growth factors can "wake up" dormant hair follicles and begin the production of new hair.
- It is found to be effective in alopecia Areata.
- It is not that much effective in patients with complete baldness and scarring alopecia.
- It can be used in conjunction with Minoxidil, Finasteride & hair restoration surgery.
Safety, Complications, Contraindication:
PRP is immunologically neutral and poses no danger of allergic, hypersensitivity or foreign body reactions. Sterile technique must be used at every stage of PRP preparation and application. A brief period of inflammation at the injected site may be experienced after PRP application.
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