What is PRP?
PRP is an acronym platelet-rich plasma which is as depicted its name is plasma with an almost high concentration of platelets as compared to normal concentration. For the past few years, the use of PRP in orthopedic surgeries and other surgeries has been widely used. Similarly, the use of PRP for hair loss has is also used. PRP hair loss treatment in Lahore is one of the common procedures undergone by patients suffering from hair loss. To perform PRP treatment for hair loss, 30-40 cc of venous blood is drawn from the patient and further sent it to centrifugation with the centrifugal machine where the platelet-rich plasma is obtained after 2 cycles of centrifugation. The normal platelet count of the blood usually ranges from 1.5 to 3 lacs per milliliter; however, the concentration of PRP is at least 5-times more than the normal concentration.
PRP is rich in growth factors that are responsible for increasing the healing ability of the area in which they are injected. Also, these growth factors are responsible for stimulating the stem cells to start neovascularisation, i.e, the formation of new blood vessels. PRP is widely used for patients with hair loss and for patients after hair transplant. It improves the growth of hair grafts as well as enhances the healing process after the hair transplant procedure.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for Hair Loss is now the latest trend in hair regrowth and hair loss treatment. PRP therapy for men’s and women’s hair loss is becoming more and more common and is proving to be effective in correcting hair loss when done correctly.
Even though PRP therapy has been around since the 1982’s, doctors only started using it recently as a treatment for certain types of alopecia. Many user experiences have noted good results and the popularity of the procedure is growing rapidly.
PRP for hair loss is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes the stem cells and growth factors from the patient’s own blood to trigger the growth of hair from resting or miniaturized hair follicles. The first step involves drawing the patient’s blood into a 20-25cc specialized tube that is then spun down in a centrifuge for 20 minutes.
The centrifuge will separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. The final product is plasma that has been separated from the white and red blood cells. This plasma is then set aside and gravity allows the platelets to drop out of suspension and collect at the bottom of the tube.
This denser area of platelets in the plasma is called Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP. This area will typically have 3 -6 x concentrations of platelets and is the key ingredient to success in any PRP procedure. The platelet-poor plasma or PPP is usually collected from the top of the tube and discarded; or, in some cases saved for micro-needling treatment post-PRP injection.