Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is nothing but our own plasma with higher concentration of platelets with a greater
count of platelets than that of whole blood. The platelets are a rich source of growth factors like Platelet derived growth factor(PDGF), epidermal growth factor(EGF), vascular endothelial growth factor(VEGF), transforming growth factor(TGF) etc and so much more. These factors stimulate hair growth, repair the inflammation going on in the hair roots and make them thicker and stronger. Mode of action of PRP in hairloss
● Stimulates the stem cells to become hair follicle cells
● Prolongs anagen phase or growing phase thus making the hairs
Benefits of PRP
PRP can also increase terminal hair density (terminal hairs/cm2). Terminal hairs are fully matured follicles that are thick and pigmented. In comparison, vellus hairs, which can be present in patients with hair loss disorders, are short, slightly colored hairs. An increase in terminal hair density will be achieved by the end of 3 sessions of PRP.
How is PRP Treatment done?
Obtaining plasma, a component found within blood, is the main goal of this step. This is obtained by removing a small amount usually 40 ml of blood from your arm. This blood is then centrifuged twice in temperature controlled
Separation of platelets
Platelets located in your drawn blood are then concentrated. This is done by centrifugation. We do two step centrifugation in which platelets are separated and settle at the bottom of the test tube. The quality of the final PRP is regulated with the temperature maintained throughout the procedure. The final concentrate will
have at least five times the normal platelet count.(> 10 lakh/cumm). This platelet rich plasma will then be activated with suitable activator. The entire process is done in sterile conditions in an laboratory. So quality is not compromised and the results obtained are genuine.
The last step of PRP is to inject these activated platelets into hair loss areas. We do this under local anaesthesia. There will be very minimal pain during local anaesthesia. And thereafter will not feel any pain during injection of PRP. For those who do not want needle prick, we use needle-less PRP in which the PRP is electroporated into the dermis and growth factors are released into the hair roots.
Advantages of PRP
● PRP can encourage hair growth in a wide range of hair loss conditions suchas alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia.
● PRP can be combined with hair transplantations or can be used as a solo treatment.
● No oral or topical medications are required to perform PRP treatment.
● PRP can help preserve hair grafts during hair transplants.
How effective is PRP?
The effectiveness of PRP on hair loss has been evaluated in numerous studies. The hair shedding and active hairfall will stop after 2-3 sessions. Thin miniaturized hairs will be become thicker and stronger. The texture of the hairs will improve. In certain individuals even new hair growth is seen
Who is a candidate for PRP?
Anybody with hair thinning, early stages ogf androgenetic alopecia, female pattern hairloss, chronic telogen effluvium are the right candidates for PRP. In advanced grades of baldness where the hair roots have completely miniaturized, PRP will not help individually but can be combined with hair transplantation.
WHY CHOOSE CUTIBLESS FOR PRP?
In Cutibless, we prepare PRP with standardized techniques. Not all plasma injected is platelet rich plasma. It has to have the optimum concentration to produce best results.The minimum platelet count in the PRP must be at least 5 times the normal platelet count in our blood. In Cutibless every time the PRP is prepared, the platelet
concentration is measured and reported to the patient undergoing the procedure. The entire preparation is done in a standard lab with all aseptic precautions and temperature controlled centrifugation.