prp treatment

Q) What is PRP?

PRP Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is autologous concentration of platelets contained in small volume of plasma which accelerates the rejuvenation of skin and hair follicles due to presence of various growth factors. It has an above baseline platelet concentration (usually more than 1,000,000 platelets/L) leading to 300700% enrichment.

Q) What are the uses of PRP?

PRP therapy has been traditionally used in tissue regeneration to promote healing during many procedures in maxillofacial surgery, soft tissue injuries, etc.. PRP specifically is now been used by dermatologists for management of various alopecias and for skin rejuvenation.

Q) How is PRP derived?

PRP is derived from the centrifugation of the patients own blood and it contains growth factors working on different target cells that influence wound healing, thereby playing an important role in tissue repair mechanisms, enhancing soft tissue healing and regeneration at various levels. 

Q) How does PRP work?

There are more than 20 types of growth factors which PRP contains. These factors regulate cell migration, proliferation, remodelling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and promote angiogenesis. This creates a beneficial environment for enhanced wound healing. More than 1 million/L of platelet concentration (about four to seven times the mean levels) is therapeutically effective concentration. Concentrations higher or lower than1.5 million platelets/L inhibit the angiogenic potential in human endothelial cells.

After activation, within 10 minutes, the platelets actively secrete growth factors. More than ninety five percent of the presynthesized growth factors are secreted within one hour. PRP should therefore be used within 10 minutes of activation.

Q) What are the contraindications of PRP?

I. Absolute contraindications:

  • Platelet dysfunction syndrome 
  • Critical thrombocytopenia 
  • Hemodynamic instability 
  • Septicaemia 
  • Local infection 
  • Patient unwilling to sign consent. 

II. Relative contraindications:

  • Consistent use of NSAIDs within 48 hours of procedure 
  • Systemic use of corticosteroids within 2 weeks 
  • Heavy Smoking 
  • Recent fever/illness 
  • Haemoglobin Less Than10 g/dL 
  • Platelet count Less Than 10 5 /L.

Q) Are there any Complications of PRP?

PRP is a relatively safe procedure. Though minor complications are mentioned as pain in the injected area; headache, heaviness of head, swelling, redness, infection, allergic reaction- urticarial rash, temporary skin discoloration, bruising . PRP is autologous and hence no potential side effects compared to pre-existing therapeutic modalities or high degree of compliance. Also, as the mechanism of action of PRP is different from other treatments, an additive positive effect may be there on using PRP as an adjuvant to minoxidil .

Q) What PRP technology is available at Dr Divyas skin and hair solutions?

We have Arthrex PRP. Arthrex is a Germany based technology organization that specializes in growth factor products and research.

Q) What are the advantages of Arthrex PRP?

The Arthrex ACP Double Syringe System is the novel and innovative method for concentrating growth factors for therapeutic use. This latest breakthrough doesn’t make use of anticoagulants or any other external chemical. This ensures that the procedure is significantly less painful and more effective as there is no dilution of growth factors due to any external chemical.

Q) How many sessions are needed?

The number of sessions depend on the extend of hairfall, response to initial therapy and adjuvant treatments. However, in general the treatments are spaced around 4 weeks apart over a period of 4 to 6 months.

Q) Why choose Dr Divyas Skin and Hair Solutions?

We are the first one in entire South India to introduce this revolutionary therapy.

Dr Divya and her experienced team provides the therapy at affordable prices and have wide experience on this technology and across range of hair types.

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