PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. It’s a scientifically proven treatment in which the patient’s blood is withdrawn and platelet rich plasma is derived after centrifugation process, thereafter injecting this platelet rich plasma back into the patient’s skin or scalp. This PRP extract is thought to be very rich in numerous growth factors like PDGF and VEGF etc. thereby playing a very important role in cellular and vascular repair, regeneration, growth of cells as well as hair follicles. It’s a very simple office procedure done after applying a numbing cream taking just about 45 minutes of time with hardly any downtime. Main indications of PRP therapy in dermatology practice are hair loss/hair fall, facial skin rejuvenation, dark spots or pigmentation and under eye dark circles.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is new and exciting, non-surgical concept of regenerative medicine to stimulate natural hair growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase as PRP contains many growth factors essential for hair growth such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF).
It is also referred to as 'Vampire' or 'Dracula' therapy; as it involves blood being taken from patient's own body, processed and then re-injected directly back into patient's scalp.
Patients can expect improved hair growth and decreased hair loss within 1 or 2 sessions of PRP therapy.