PRP (Hair Medical Procedure)
How does PRP therapy work for Hair Regrowth?
Using syringe, microholes are created over the scalp and platelet rich plasma is installed into the deeper layers of scalp which stimulate the existing hair follicles and promote the new hair growth.
What can i expect from a treatment?
You can expect new hair growth along your existing hair line and improved density, health and texture of your pr-existing hair.
Who is a better candidate for this therapy - Man or Woman>
It is equally effective in both men and women and works best in patients thinning and miniaturized hair.
Can PRP Therapy be combined with Hair Transplant?
Yes, it can be combined with hair transplant - pre-operatively, intra-operatively, or post- -operatively. It not only helps in healthier and faster growth of transplanted hair, but also stimulates the existing thinning hair at the same time.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is subjective and patient specific. Some people perceive it like hot message and some it unbearable. For sensitive individuals we suggests numbing gel or topical anaesthesia one hour prior to procedure which reduces the pain sensation considerably. Alternately never blocks can be given for better pain control.
PRP therapy is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the cells from your own blood directly back into the area where it is needed. Hence is not rejected by immune system and there are absolutely no chance of getting any infection, allergy or hypersensitivity. However one can get mild redness, bruising or headache which responds well to routine analegesics.
Hoe long does the treatment take?
PRP therapy is a lunch time procedure and it takes around half an hour for the procedure and you can go back to your place immediately after the procedure.
Can I wash my hair after the treatment, and after how much time?
You can wash your hair after 12 hours of mesotherapy with your routine shampoo.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
PRP therapy can be repeated every 1-2 months and usually 3-4 sittings are sufficient, though some patients may require maintenance therapy once in a year or more frequently depending upon the serverity of the hair loss. The visible results in form of new hair growth can be seen after 3-4 months of treatments and further improvement is noticed in the subsequent months.
The usual precaution is not to touch the scalp and no head-bath for 12 hours after the procedure.
Can other medical therapies be continued concurrently?
Absolutely, it can be used in cojuction with other topical and oral medications. in fact, we encourage it and prescribe PRP therapy as a compliment to a non-surgical approach for those patients who are not eligible for a surgery or who want to delay restoration surgery. we recommend PRP therapy along with Minoxidil and DHT blockers or for those patients who can't tolerate or have side effects with these medications.
What is hair transplant?
Hair Transplant is the only permanent method of hair in which one's own hair from the back and sides of the head are extracted and implanted on front in the bald area.
Who can undergo hair transplant?
Minimum criteria for hair transplant are as follows: i) Age of the patient should be 23 yrs or older. ii) Inadequate response to medications. iii) Significant hair loss. iv) Other causes of Hair Loss have been ruled out. v) No medical contraindications to surgery. vi) Resonable patient expectations.
Can females undergo hair transplant?
What are the techniques of hair transplant?
Nowadays, Hair Transplant is begin done by Follicular technique which involves two ways of hair extraction- STRIP method and FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE). In this strip method, a strip of skin from the back of head(donor area) is removed with the help of scalpel. The gap at the back of head is then sutured together. The strip is then divided into grafts containing one, two or three follicles. FUE- Follicular Unit Extraction; Astritch less method of hair restoration in which hair root (follicles) are extracted from the back of the head under local anesthesia with the help of special micro punches and implanted in the bald area. In this procedure, no scalpel is required which is used for cutting skin in the 'strip' surgery. The entire procedure is done by the surgeons and not by technicians.
What is difference between FUE and Strip method?
Both are the methods of hair extraction where in one case whole strip bearing skin is removed and defect sutured back whereas in FUE individual follicles are extracted.
In which cases is FUE better than STRIP Technique?
FUE can be done in all cases. It is most useful for people who keep small hair or shave their head or have tendency of hypertrophic scars because they will not have any visible scars. This is the only method by which adequate cover can be given for NH GR VI-VII as the hair can be extracted from the head as well as the body in multiple sittings.
When can one see the final results?
The hair starts to grow after 3-4 months. Full growth is usually appreciable after 10-12 months.
What is the life of transplanted hair?
It is lifetime as the donor area is the permanent zone.
Do the transplanted hair look natural?
The look is definitely natural as transplant is done by FOLLICULAR UNIT method where naturally growing groups are taken out and implanted as compared to the outdated punch transplant where the look was not natural.