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 cell that comprise growth factors that can trigger cell proliferation and accelerate the speed of 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 PRP therapy has minimal side effects, platelet-rich plasma therapy (also known as PRP) has shot to fame and popularity among 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 the 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 draw blood, thus it’s important that the patient should eat a meal before going for the treatment.
How does the PRP procedure work?
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 release 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 regimes 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 skincare 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 over time. In no way you can see a full head of hair overnight after the treatment. To expect faster results, you may need at least three-monthly sessions followed by an appointment for four to six months.
It’s up to the skin specialist to set the exact schedule of your treatment plan. At Tvak Skin & Laser Clinic, the PRP therapy plan depends upon a few pertinent factors including the amount of hair loss, age, hormones, and genetic makeup. Most patients may see visible hair growth before the third and fourth appointments. The PRP treatment starts showing effects after at least six months. You can through repeat treatments to maintain the improvement in hair growth.