PRP- HAIR FALL & THINNING TREATMENT
WHAT ARE THE MEDICAL TREATMENTS FOR HAIR THINNING?
Non – surgical hair thinning treatments compromises of 3 things:
- PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
- Vitamins injections
WHAT IS PRP AND HOW IS IT MADE?
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. Person’s own blood is withdrawn (around 37 ml) and processed in a lab. Processing separates yellow colored platelet rich plasma from red color blood cells. Platelet rich plasma is then immediately injected into the hair roots. The whole procedure of withdrawing blood, processing it and re injecting it back into the hair roots takes around and hour.
HOW DOES IT HELP IN HAIR THINNING?
Platelets are the native ingredients blood .Platelets are full of growth factors (growth factors are tonic for hair growth). Platelets when injected into the hair roots releases a plethora of growth factors. Growth factors when injected into hair roots directly, leads to healthy hair growth.
Advantages of the procedure are that it’s a natural procedure: persons own grown factors are injected. Secondly 100% of the growth factors is directly given to hair roots. Thus, no wastage.
PRP being injected into scalp
WHAT ARE DERMAROLLER AND HOW DOES IT HELP IN HAIR THINNING?
Derma roller is a small device having micro needles all around it (as shown in the picture below). It when rolled to and fro over scalp helps release growth factors from skin. This helps hair growth. Also, it creates micro channels on scalp. So hair serums when spread over scalp penetrates deep into skin.
WHAT ARE VITAMIN INJECTIONS AND HOW DO THEY HELP IN HAIR THINNING?
Hair vitamin injections are commercially available serums containing various vitamins, minerals and growth factors necessary for hair growth. They are injected into hair roots at weekly intervals. Advantage over oral vitamins is that: in oral intake only a small percentage reaches hair roots. When directly injected into hair roots, 100% of the medicine reaches hair roots. Thus, better results.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED? HOW MUCH TIME DOES EACH SESSION TAKE?
PRP: around 3 sessions done 3 weeks a part. Each session takes an hour.
Derma roller with vitamin injections: 8 sessions done at once a week interval. Each session takes around 15 minutes.
Person can resume normal life immediately after procedure. No there would be no pain later.
IS IT PAINFUL?
PRP is done after injecting local anesthesia so is rendered comfortable.
Dermaroller entails certain amount of pain but it lasts only for five minute. Pain is only during the procedure and is very much bearable.
ARE THEIR ANY SIDE EFFECT?
No, there are absolutely no side effects. Since we never penetrate beyond skin, possibility of side effects is not there.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN ONE EXPECT?
- Hair fall stops.
- Thinned hair becomes thicker, thus giving better scalp coverage.
- Lastly, in case the hair roots were lying dormant under skin, they get activated and person sees new hair growth. But if hair root are dead, no new hair growth would be witnessed. There is no way that we can gauge beforehand only if the hair roots are dead or dormant.
FOR HOW LONG DOES THE RESULTS LAST? DOES ONE NEED REPEAT SESSIONS?
Once the desired results are achieved after the initial sessions, home care instructions are advised. Maintenance sessions at rate of 4 times a year are advised henceforth. i.e. with single derma roller, vitamin injections and single PRP session once every three month, results are long lasting.
Dr. Anvika Mittal
MBBS, MD (KU), Dipl. ABLS (USA)
9999 747 717