What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
Our blood consists of a liquid component known as plasma. It also consists of three types of cells, red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Platelets play an important role in forming blood clots. They also consist of special proteins, known as growth factors, which help with our body’s healing process. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a high concentration of platelets and plasma. PRP contains 5 to 10 times the concentration of growth factors found in normal blood, therefore it has greater healing properties.
PRP for Hair Loss
At Cosmesurge, our hair experts use PRP to treat hair loss. The growth factors in the PRP stimulate the hair follicles and help promote hair growth. PRP also thickens the existing hairs. It is a cost-effective treatment option that has the potential to provide improved results.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP Treatment?
PRP is an excellent option for treatment of hair loss and stimulation of transplanted hair if done post hair transplant. It is perfectly safe as it is ‘autologous’ from one’s own body, hence there are limited risks involved. There is no chance of allergic reaction compared to other ‘synthetic’ components which are not from our own body. It is a great means of follicular stimulation and has a wonderful safety and efficacy record since it is not new in the market.
Advantages of PRP Therapy
The advantages of PRP therapy for hair loss include:
- Minimal complications
- Proven safety record