Hair PRP is a method whereby platelets from a person is extracted and injected into the scalp. To understad about the mechanism of action of PRP,one has to understand what is platelets. Platelets are the cells that circulate in our blood that binds together when there is damaged blood vessels to restore the function of the blood vessel. Although PRP is a new method,there is science data backing the effectiveness of the PRP method.
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To produce PRP, a medical professional will take a blood sample and put it into a machine called a centrifuge. This machine spins at a rapid rate, which separates the components of the blood. The medical professional then extracts the platelets for injection.
PRP contains a range of growth factors and nutrients that speed tissue repair. As some types of hair loss result from damage to hair follicles, researchers initially hypothesized that PRP could help regrow hair by reversing the process that occurs in androgenic alopecia.
Since then, PRP has become a popular method of restoring hair growth. Doctors have also used PRP to treat injuries to the tendons, muscles, and ligaments, such as those that people sustain during sporting activities.
However, people undergoing PRP treatments for hair loss may experience the following side effects:
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Who should go for PRP treatment?
People with poor hair growth and weak hair are ideal candidates for PRP treatment for hair loss. PRP can also be beneficial for those suffering from alopecia areata.
When can you expect the results from PRP treatment?
It generally takes 6–9 months to see visible results after a PRP hair loss treatment.
How long do the effects of PRP treatment last?
Studies suggest that plain PRP treatments for hair loss are good for around 6 weeks while PRP treatments combined extracellular matrixes last for up to 2 years. However, repeated treatments may be required after a gap of a year.
What is the downtime?
There is no downtime as such. You can resume your daily routine right after the treatment. After a couple of hours, patients can even style their hair the way they want, take shower, and even shampoo their hair.