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October - 28,2021

Things to know about Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma has emerged as a possible cure for hair loss today. Several studies conducted in the recent past have shown that it’s effective in treating pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia among men. However, before delving into further details, do let us tell you that you shouldn’t assume that it’s a magic cure. It doesn’t reduce the cause of hair loss but boosts regrowth by improving the diameter of the hair. Doctors opine that going forward; it would still require further studies to positively establish PRP as a treatment for hair loss. However, since the treatment has delivered results in most of the studies carried out so far, doctors have slowly started embracing it to treat hair loss among patients. 

PRP: The Procedure in Brief

To carry out the treatment successfully, the doctor obtains an amount of blood from the patient’s system and then gives it a spin to ensure that platelets are separated from the other component cells of the blood. The separated platelets are then injected back to the plasma. 

When it comes to choosing a doctor, make sure you’re performing thorough background research before zeroing in on a choice. Choose someone, who enjoys a decent reputation and has the required experience in performing PRP. 

PRP: Things that You MUST Know!!!

Now do let us tell you that you can’t expect to walk up to your doctor and say that you want to address your hair loss through this particular treatment. Your doctor will have a thorough discussion with you regarding the suitability, side effects, and the procedure itself. Your candidature will be judged meticulously before the start of the treatment. 

You should acquaint yourself with the possible side effects of PRP before undergoing the treatment as well. So, what are the risks that we’re talking about here? The same has been documented below: 

  • Itching
  • Headache
  • Temporary bleeding or mild pain on/at the injection site
  • Swelling

Please make sure that anything abnormal is reported to the doctor immediately. So, it’s okay if you experience mild swelling, for instance. However, if the swelling has assumed an abnormal shape and has refused to wane even after 2 or 3 days have passed, you should report the same to your doctor. 

Additionally, do make sure that you’re following the aftercare measures thoroughly. Do clarify queries and doubts about these measures, if any. Do keep these points in mind, and you’re sorted! 

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