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P.R.P Overview

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. It is also known as 'Vampire Face Lift'. It has a high concentration of growth factors, and has been used to encourage a brisk healing response across several specialties, in particular dentistry, orthopedics and dermatology.

PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints. In cosmetology PRP is mainly used for hair regrowth in androgenic alopecia and for facial rejuvenation.

PRP is prepared from patient's own blood. Approximately 20ml blood is drawn. It is then centrifuged--spun at a high speed for 10 to 15 minutes. Centrifugation separates the blood into blood cells, and plasma fraction. The plasma is further processed to obtain PRP.

What are the benefits of PRP therapy?

  • PRP stimulates hair growth in hair follicles affected by Androgenic alopecia.
  • PRP softens wrinkles and creates smoother skin texture and tone.
  • PRP stimulates collagen and naturally smoothens and tightens the skin.
  • Helpful in Wound healing.
  • In orthopedic injuries, tendonitis, arthritis and chronic pain.

Who are best candidates for PRP therapy ?

An ideal candidate for a PRP therapy is in good physical health, understands the procedure, and has realistic expectations of the outcome. It is best effective in patients with mild laxity and fine wrinkles. You are likely to be pleased with the results of a if your goal is to smooth wrinkles, improve skin texture or reduce the effects of sun damage.

Whats happens in a PRP treatment session?

PRP therapy is performed in our clinic. It's an outpatient procedure, meaning there's no overnight stay. First your skin is cleaned thoroughly. Then you are asked to lay back comfortably on treatment chair. Approximately 20 ml blood is drawn to prepare PRP. After the PRP is repaired it is transferred to syringes with fine needles. PRP is then injected into the skin of area being treated.

Androgenic Alopecia : PRP injections are placed at regular intervals in the scalp in areas of hair loss in order to stimulate hair growth.

Facial rejuvenation : PRP is injected in the skin of face as mesotherapy to stimulate the formation of collagen. Facial Rejuvenation with PRP injections is popularly called ‘Vampire Face Lift’. The new collagen formation makes the skin tight, smooth and reduces fine wrinkles.

Most injections are not painful as they are injected after cooling the skin with cold packs and using vibrator instrument to dull the pain. For pain sensitive individuals PRP injections are given after anesthetizing the area with topical anesthetic cream in case of facial treatment. For hair fall treatment PRP injections are placed after anesthetizing the scalp skin with local anesthetic injections.

When will i see the results?

The platelet and growth factors in PRP stimulate collagen formation. Collagen formation and collagen maturation takes around a month. Results are appreciable from 2 to 3 months onwards. PRP therapy requires multiple sessions to generate enough changes in the skin to result in visible tightness and smoothening. Around 6-8 sessions are required with a monthly gap. Depending upon the laxity of skin some individuals may need up-to 10 sessions.

Is it Safe ? Are there any risks ?

Our trained team of medical and nursing professionals have performed many procedures. We give utmost importance to patient safety. The needles used for the procedure are very sharp so care should be taken in the regions near the eyes and the mouth.

PRP in itself is extremely safe because it is prepared from your own blood. there is no risk of reaction or allergy. it has minimal downtime.

After-Treatment instructions and precautions ?

PRP Therapy is a very safe treatment for hair loss and facial rejuvenation. It has minimal down time. There is a slight swelling for the first 12 hours. You can apply makeup from the next day onwards. After your treatments, your health care provider may recommend a special moisturizer or facial product to enhance and prolong your result. You'll need to avoid the sun for several months since your healing skin will be susceptible to tanning and hyperpigmentation. Proper use of sunscreen and following after care instructions given to you at the time of treatment is very important.