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Does PRP work for hair growth?

Do you love your hairs ? What you do to keep them healthy and stay long on your head? Do you have hair loss? What should you do to keep your hairs  on your head and not on your shoulder,or bed or in comb? These are some questions you should ask yourself if you facing hair fall. Is it normal or abnormal.

If you are loosing more than 100 hairs in a day you are suffering from a condition called hair loss. Consult your dermatologist or hair expert to find the cause. There are many reasons for hair loss. Know your cause and get rid of them with the help of professionals. Common causes Hair fall are hormonal changes, hereditary, age, alopecia areata, child birth illness, scalp infection.

PRP or platelet rich plasma is universally accepted procedure to stop hair loss. Now a day PRP + A-cell is also gaining popularity due to better result. Ask you dermatologist about this.

What is PRP and How it works ?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Our blood contains three basic parts RBC (red blood cells), WBC (white blood cells) and plasma. Plasma contains platelet and many growth factors which kick start healing in the body whenever there is an injury. These growth factors present in plasma and platelet help to restore the injured site and normalisation of tissues functions. Now these platelets and growth factors present in blood are concentrated outside the body and then reinserted into the scalp for hair growth. PRP increases blood circulation and collegen production and help to form new blood vessels in the scalp. Which result in higher blood flow to dying hair follicles and nourishment. Hair follicles start healing and reproduction of hair begins.

How Quickly Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?

PRP does miracle bit not magic. PRP  takes time to show visible effect. Noticeable results appears only after four to six weeks on the scalp. However, it may take 3-5 months before you see the results you were looking for. Due to the hair growth cycle, ideal results can take up to three sessions spaced one month apart to become clinically visible.

How Long Do the Results of PRP Treatment Last ?

Usuay the effect of PRP last 1 years . But we also need to make sure that the cause of hair loss must be removed whether it’s nutritional or  psychological.  For example, if you do not diagnose and treat the cause of your hair loss, you will experience localized hair growth after PRP therapy, but more hair will fall out of other parts of your scalp. Certain causes of hair loss, such as androgenetic alopecia, can’t be cured and they can only be treated with PRP therapy or other regenerative treatments only.

Therefore, until you diagnose and rule out the underlying cause of your hair loss, such as stress or taking certain medications, you will need follow-up treatments once or twice a year.

What Is the life Cycle of Hair?

The Hair Life cycle consists of 4 stages. 1. Anagen, 2. Catagen, 3. Telogen and 4. Exogen stages.

1. The Anagen is the first stage of the growth cycle is also known as growing phase and can last anywhere from two to seven years. The length of this phase determines how long your hair will grow.

2. The Catagen, or transition, phase lasts for roughly 10 days and is characterized by shrinking hair follicles.

3. The Telogen, or resting, phase is the third phase in the hair’s life cycle. Anywhere from 10 to 15% of your hairs are in this phase at any given time. After your old hair has completed its transition phase, and it is in its resting phase, new hair starts to grow.

4.  The final phase is the exogen, or new hair, phase. During this phase, 50 to 150 hairs usually fall out daily to be replaced by new hair.

What’s the procedure of treatment ?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a simple three-step process.  It starts with numbing the area for PRP injection site which is usually done with topical anesthesia or local nerve block. Second step involves drawing a small amount of your blood from your arm. Then, the blood is spun rapidly in a centrifuge in the clinic and PRP is extracted. Some doctor prefer to mix some vitamins and serum to PRP to gain more promising results. Finally, PRP is injected into the regions of your scalp experiencing hair thinning or loss.

Does PRP Treatment Hurt ?

There is nothing painful about this treatment. When your blood is drawn for treatment, You will feel slight pressure or a “pinch” as the needle is inserted, but it’s neither painful nor uncomfortable.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment ?

Whether you’re a good candidate for this treatment or not you must book an appointment with our doctor and he will be the best to judge whether PRP will work for you or not.

Depending on your diagnosis, this treatment may be appropriate for you. Once he determines if this treatment will help you achieve your aesthetic goals, he will ensure that you are healthy enough to receive treatment. Among the medical conditions he looks for are pregnancy, nursing, blood diseases, and other blood disorders and heart conditions.

Pregnancy and Nursing:

If you are pregnant or nursing, we strongly recommend that you wait three to six months after you’re done nursing before you seek this therapy. This gives your body plenty of time to destress and recover from the incredible demands of providing nutrition to another human.

Blood Diseases and Other Blood Disorders:
Some blood diseases are contraindicated for PRP. For example, If you are a cardiac patient who is on asprin PRP is not for you. you are not the ideal candidate for this treatment .

Other blood conditions that may preclude you from being a good candidate for this treatment include low platelet count and platelet dysfunction syndromes. Remember, this treatment works because it injects platelet-rich plasma into your scalp and the platelets contain growth factors that tell your hair follicles to grow thicker hair for a longer period of time than it has recently. Also low platelet counts may result in only moderately effective treatment.

Drug Use:
Remember, when considering if you are a good candidate for this regenerative treatment, we look at your lifestyle. If you smoke or consume too much alcohol daily, you’re not an ideal candidate. Certain drugs, including cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine in daily doses in excess of 300 mg, elevate your blood pressure. While thin blood is bad, high blood pressure is also bad.

If you smoke, drink alcohol, or consume over 300 mg of caffeine daily, you will need to wait to schedule treatment until your blood pressure has fallen to within a “normal” range. While caffeine has a half-life of fewer than 24 hours, it can take up to six weeks for your body to normalize after your last cigarette or alcoholic beverage.

Why Am I Losing My Hair?
Whether you are a good candidate for this treatment depends, in part, on the cause of your hair loss. If there is a cause that you can correct, this treatment will be extremely effective. If, however, the cause of your hair loss is genetic, the results of treatment will only last between a year or two. Here are some of the most common causes of hair loss.

Medications and Supplements:
Surprisingly, one of the most common causes of hair loss is probably in your medicine cabinet. Drugs and dietary supplements that can cause hair loss include blood thinners and high doses of vitamin A. If you take a nutritional supplement that provides over your RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamin A hair pall is inevitable.

Other drugs that can cause hair loss include chemotherapy and anabolic steroids. If your doctor has prescribed you with anabolic steroids for anemia, ask if there is a viable alternative for you. If you are taking anabolic steroids that were not prescribed by your doctor, stop. Side effects of such steroids go far beyond hair loss.

Thyroid Conditions:
Two other common causes of hair loss include hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. To ensure the longevity of your PRP therapy results, you will need to take thyroid hormone replacement therapy if your hair loss is due to thyroid issues.

Now if you love your hairs start caring them now because as soon as you get treatment more hairs you save.


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