Role of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) in Hair Fall, Hair weakness and Male Pattern Baldness

Role of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) in Hair Fall, Hair weakness and Male Pattern Baldness

PRP or platelet rich plasma is a form of treatment using the patient's own blood which is becoming increasingly popular in recent times in treating a variety of conditions including hair loss.

Platelets are a type of cells found in the blood of humans whose primary function is in clotting of blood. Platelets also contain a large number of growth factors which help in the stimulation of the healing process and it is these growth factors which are most useful for treatment of various conditions.

PRP is produced from blood. About 10 ml of blood is collected from the patient and this blood is then treated with some reagents and then centrifuged through a special double centrifuge method till a small volume, approx.. 1 ml of PRP is produced. The processing ensures that this small concentrated plasma is very rich in platelets. This is the PRP solution. This solution is then injected into the area to be treated so that the platelets release their growth factors at the site and cause healing.

PRP has become most famous for being used by various highest level athletes like Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal in treatment of injuries. PRP injected into muscular and tendon injury sites speed up the healing process significantly and is thus used for healing. It is also used in various orthopaedic lesions like Osteoarthritis where it brings about healing.

PRP is also increasingly being used in hair loss lesions like Alopecia areata and also in Androgenetic alopecia or Male Pattern baldness.

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition where a small round lesion develops due to an autoimmune process. PRP injected into such lesions help significantly in promoting healing up of these lesions.

PRP is also increasingly being used in the most common type of hair loss, Male Pattern Baldness or Androgenetic alopecia. Although there were mixed results initially, various studies have now confirmed that PRP does work and gives good results in male pattern baldness. It is most effective in decreasing hair loss and has a minimal effect in growing new hair. In cases of progressive hair loss it helps to stop further increase in baldness. In cases of high hair fall and thinness/weakness of hair, it helps to stop further hair fall and also increases hair thickness and tensile strength. It is thus very useful for those who are having hair fall with chances of developing baldness, and also in those with hair thinness and weakness.

PRP is administered in Arogyam Hair Transplant and Cosmetic Clinic. The latest techniques are used for PRP and imported vials and reagents are used. The whole process takes 1 hour. Prior booking has to be done for the procedure. Please call at 7637089211/8811077011 for further details and to book an appointment.

 

You can read up more on PRP in male pattern baldness in these studies:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4622412/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4134641/

https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/477671

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Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic takes several steps to ensure that quality is maintained for each and every patient. The key to quality maintenance is to implement quantizable quality standards and maintain proper documentation and review of processes. Downtown Hospital is an ISO 9001:2008 and NABH accredited hospital which demands strict adherence to quality control.Steps taken are:

100% safety assurance: all procedures are done in the main OT of Downtown Hospital with its full complement of anesthesiologists and critical care specialists. Hence patients are assured of full safety standards at the same level as that of major surgeries including transplant surgeries.

100% sterilization assurance: since procedures are done in the major OT full sterilization is maintained. Fumigation is done every week and swab tests are done to check for contamination.

Best instrumentation: Arogyam Hair Transplant Clinic uses the best available instruments like 6X Heine Loupe for precision and accuracy, Blunt Titanium punches which avoids damage and transection of the grafts, Choi implanters to standardise the process of planting and prevent damage during planting, Major OT level sterilization, fumigation and autoclaving of all instruments, etc.

Efficiency count: Efficiency counts for FUE like transection rates and speed of transplant are noted and documented for each case and reviewed every 10 cases. Arogyam Hair Transplant achieves international standards of transection and speed consistently.

Correct recepient density: To ensure correct recepient density, 'density stamps' are used to ensure proper density is achieved. Angle and direction of hair is meticulously maintained.

Out of body time: The out of body time, the time for which the graft is outside the body, is the most critical factor for success in hair transplant. Aroyam Hair Transplant follows a special procedure to ensure that this time is the minimum. This is done by doing only 500-600grafts at a time and then replanting them. This ensures that time out of body is less than or equal to1 hour only. This is the shortest period acheivable. Many centers do upto 2000-2500 grafts at a time so that time out of body goes upto 4-5 hours. We are proud of our time out of body quantum. Though this may cause some sacrifice of time but results are more important.

Follow up: follow up period is critical for the patient when there are many doubts and anxieties in his mind. In our clinic, Dr. P. J. Mazumdar will remain always accessible to the patient directly on his personal cell for any questions the patient may have during this period.

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