Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Recent studies have suggested that PRP may also serve as a safe and effective treatment option for male and female pattern hair loss.
PRP treatment is applied at the early stages of baldness, for both men and women.
PRP for Treating Hair Loss
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is “autologous”, which means it is derived from the patient’s own blood. To obtain PRP, a patient’s blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the solid from liquid components, and certain platelet activators such as thrombin, calcium chloride and sometimes collagen are added. The separated “solid” portion of the blood thus obtained is PRP.
This PRP is then inserted into a syringe and reintroduced into the treatment site i.e. the area of hair loss. PRP can be sprayed onto a recipient area during and after the hair transplant, laid into the donor incision, or injected directly into a balding scalp.
A session of this treatment is only a 20 min OPD procedure and almost 3 to 5 sessions are required depending on the degree of baldness which are repeated in an interval of 6weeks, 10 weeks and 6 months and so on.