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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Regaining the Hairy Crown …once again with own serum

PRP is an increasingly popular way to treat hair loss

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy | PRP Hair Loss Treatment in Ramamurthy Nagar | Bangalore

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy


Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss where the person’s own blood plasma is injected into the scalp skin for rejuvenation of the dormant hair follicle and to maintain the growth phase of the hair follicle. The extracted blood plasma is considered to be rich in growth factors that stimulate the development of hair follicles and promote neovascularization.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy procedure is done in 3 steps

  1. The whole process takes place in 3 steps:

    1. Extraction of blood for preparation of the serum
    2. Processing of the blood in a centrifuge for separating the platelet-rich plasma
    3. Injecting the processed platelet-rich plasma in the marked area for hair growth

    Hair loss problem disturbs both men and women physically & emotionally impacting their confidence and aesthetics in any age group. The cause for hair loss can be genetics, stress, environmental change, food habits (imbalance/junk food), living style, sleep pattern/duration, etc. which affects the hair follicle either by shortening their growth cycle or making them inactive.

    Multiple sessions of PRP therapy ensure the activation of the hair follicle with different types of growth factors, specific proteins, and nourishment. It increases blood circulation in hair follicles. The injectable plasma is prepared by centrifuging the extracted blood from the patient and      

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy FAQ

The patients undertaking PRP therapy get the following benefits –

  • Natural booster for rejuvenation of hair follicle
  • Impactful results by 3-4 sessions
  • Can be combined with other hair loss treatments like mesotherapy, hair transplantation, therapeutic medication
  • No need for leave from work for undertaking the PRP therapy session
  • Natural hair with shine and volume

The following type of patients are recommended for PRP therapy-

  • Telogen effluvium
  • Male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia)
  • Female pattern baldness
  • Hair falls due to stress/climate change/treatment
  • Post-hair transplant surgery
  • combined with hair mesotherapy

Around 40-60cc of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm for preparing the platelet-rich plasma serum for the hair loss treatment for each session.

Patient is recommended 4-6 sessions of PRP therapy for hair loss treatment followed by maintenance therapy – once a year. And the gap between the two sessions is 4-6 weeks. In some cases, it is combined with mesotherapy for lasting impact.

Each session of PRP therapy lasts for 40-60 minutes from the time of blood extraction to the completion of the injecting of PRP serum.   

Yes. following instructions need to be followed by patients –

  • Hair wash or head bath can be done after 24 hours of the therapy session
  • Any heavy workouts after 24 hours of the therapy session
  • Application of minoxidil after 3 days of the therapy session
  • Post-therapy session, the patient may feel heaviness or headache which may subside in 12 -24 hours
  • In case of itching or persistent headache, the patient needs to consult the doctor

No. Hair transplantation is done to replace the inactive hair follicle with an active hair follicle for hair in the bald area whereas PRP therapy influences the rejuvenation of the dormant hair follicle for hair regrowth and to extend the growth phase of the hair follicle. Hair transplantation and PRP therapy address the hair loss problem in different ways complementing each other. So, PRP therapy is done following the hair transplantation patients.

No. Minoxidil works at the root cause of hair loss in androgenic alopecia cases whereas PRP therapy influences the rejuvenation of the dormant hair follicle for hair regrowth and extends the growth phase of the hair follicle. So, both treatments can be considered and prescribed for impactful results – voluminous healthy hair.

Patients having any of the following conditions will not be recommended for hair PRP therapy –

  • Platelet-related dysfunction
  • Low platelet count
  • Systemic disorder
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Skin disease
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Cancer
  • On anticoagulant medication