PRP for Hair Loss: How It Works & What to Do After TreatmentPOSTED ON July 14th 2020
PRP treatments are useful in improving hair restoration and other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures applying to boost hair growth. Platelets are a kind of blood cells that comprise growth factors that can trigger cell proliferation and accelerate speed the healing process. PRP therapy can effectively address the growing problems of male pattern baldness and stimulate the growth of hair transplants.
Due to the fact that the PRP therapy has minimal side effects, platelet-rich plasma therapy (also known as PRP) has shot to fame and popularity among the people who want to get rid of baldness without any pain.
How to Prepare for PRP Therapy?
While going for the PRP procedure, the patient must tell the dermatologist about any prescription and over-the-counter medications the patient is using. It’s important to follow doctor’s instructions carefully regarding the medication procedures.
During the PRP therapy for hair loss, it’s recommended for patients to wash their hair with clean water on the day of treatment. The patient should not use any hair care product before joining the procedure. The procedure may sometimes draws blood, thus it’s important that patient should eat a meal before going for the treatment.
How PRP procedure Works?
During the procedure, the dermatologist draws blood from the patient’s then separates the PRP from the blood’s components. Lidocaine or any other anesthesia is given to the patient to numb the treatment area. The dermatologist then injects the PRP into multiple places under the skin. The platelets then finally break down and releases their growth factors This is where the natural processes of cell proliferation and tissue renewal begins.
What to do After PRP Procedure:
Once the treatment is done, there are certain aftercare regime that patients must follow. Patients must not use any cosmetic or wash treatment area for 48 hours from the completion of the treatment. Once it’s passed, there is no harm in using skin care products and continue with topical medications.
Some patients may experience soreness around the treated areas for two or three days. It’s normal to have bruising as well. If you’re experiencing severe pain, the patient should inform the dermatologist immediately. If you’re willing to start applying hair dye or coloring treatments, it’s recommended to wait at least a week from PRP treatment.
When Result Start Appearing:
To note, PRP therapy takes time to deliver results. Don’t expect improvements overtime. In no way you can see full head of hair overnight after the treatment. To expect faster results, you may need at least three-monthly sessions followed by an appointment four to six months.
It’s up to your dermatologist to set the exact schedule of your treatment plan. At Tvak Skin & Laser Clinic, PRP therapy plan depends upon a few pertinent factors including amount of hair loss, your age, hormones, and genetic makeup. Most patients may see visible hair growth before third and fourth appointment. The PRP treatment start showing effects after at least six months. You can through repeat treatments to maintain the improvement in hair growth.