PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY
WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of multiple fundamental growth factors stored in platelets.This cocktail of growth factors helps in modulation of tissue repair and regeneration.
WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy treatment can be used in following cases:
- Male and Female Pattern Baldness [androgenetic alopecia]
- Improve Quality of Hair
- Alopecia Areata
- Telogen Effluvium
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Acne Scars and Contour Defects
- Wound Ulcers and Connective Tissue Disease Associated Ulcers
- Stretch Marks andStriae Distansae
- Lipodermatosclerosis and Lichen Sclerosis
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for hair growth is also a growing trend in the cosmetic dermatology.
HOW DOES PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY (PRP) HELP IN ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA OR BALDNESS?
In Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy hair loss treatment, activated platelet rich plasma therapy stimulates proliferation of stem cells in the hair follicle bulge area.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR PLATELET RICH PLASMA THERAPY (PRP)?
PRP can be used in a number of ways, either as an independent treatment modality or as an adjunct to hair transplantation to increase the survival of implanted grafts.PRP can be injected throughout the treated site.
HOW CAN PRP BE USED IN MESOTHERAPY?
First, microneedling [dermaroller procedure] is done on the scalp followed by PRP injections in the treated area. PRP Mesotherapy for hair is usually done in monthly sessions [for about 3 sessions] in alopecia.
HOW CAN PRP BE USED IN SKIN REJUVENATION?
In PRP skin rejuvenation treatment or PRP skin rejuvenation therapy, after applying local anaesthesia, PRP is injected intradermally every month for 3 sessions.PRP can be used as an adjuvant to lasers [or] microneedling.It is usually done in every 4 to 6 months for one year and then every year as maintenance therapy.
IS PRP SAFE?
In PRP, a patient’s own blood [autologous] is used, so PRP is devoid of any serious adverse effects.