PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is an advanced, non-surgical, therapeutic procedure to treat hair loss conditions amongst patients with requirements of hair growth stimulation.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), also known as autologous conditioned plasma, is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.
How is it performed?
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP, is by and large a three step process. A couple of months of duration is typical in PRP as three separate treatments are performed with a gap of 4-6 weeks.
Further maintenance treatments are required every 4-6 months for best results.
Your blood is drawn by pushing an injection into your veins and drawn blood is fed into a centrifuge. A centrifuge is a machine that spins rapidly, which helps in separating fluids of different densities.
After about 10 minutes of spinning in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into three distinct layers that are :
- Platelet-deficient Plasma
- Platelet-rich Plasma
- Red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is separated and collected from the centrifuge and that plasma is injected inside the scalp to stimulate the areas that need hair growth.