What is PRP and how does it work?
PRP also known as platelet-rich-plasma, it is a concentrated version of blood that is rich with healing and growth factors. It is an injectable treatment in which an individual’s own blood is being used to deliver those healing factors directly into the injured tissue for its healing. So PRP thereby promotes collagen production, regenerates the skin tissue and re-energizes your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The release amplifies the healing process and it also softens fine lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin and also improves skin tone.
How long will the PRP treatment take?
In our experience an initial PRP treatment usually takes between one to two hours to complete depending on if the PRP is administered through injections or micro-needle in the skin. It mostly consists of 3 sessions with an interval of 4-6 weeks. The time frame will also include an additional 30 minutes for the blood to be drawn from the patient and spun in the centrifuge to prepare the PRP. After the treatment you will need a maintenance session, and after that maintenance session in every 6-12 months.
What are the side effects risks factors in PRP treatment?
Since the PRP is derived from your own blood there is a very minimal or NO chance of having any kind of allergy or immune reaction. But still there as few side effects that may come up includes some risk of local infection (<1%chance), some amount of pain and discomfort at the treated site. There also might be some redness and swelling on the treated area along with some mild nausea.
Will it hurt to get a PRP treatment?
There will be usually no or very slight discomfort from the PRP treatment. When the needle is injected there might be a mild discomfort and a slight burning or tingling sensation might be felt as a very fine needle is used for the procedure but don’t worry it will only last for a few minutes after being injected. Sometimes most patients can expect slight tenderness and warm on the treated region for first day, please note that no ice or any nsaid are to be used for 7 days after treatment as it can interfere with the healing process.
What type of patients is in-eligible for PRP treatment?
PRP treatment is usually not advised for everyone. It can be done on a person having weak or thin hairs. It is strongly advised not to be used in any patient having blood or platelet disorder chronic liver disease, any cardiovascular or hemodynamic instability or if the patient is under any anti-coagulation therapy.
Before getting the treatment you should speak in detail about it to the performing surgeon as the results will vary depending upon the amount of weak hair follicle in a desired area.
What precautions are needed to be taken after the treatment?
There isn’t a very much need for any specific precautions it’s just that you need to keep yourself away from dusty and polluted area for a day and is strongly advised not to touch or scratch the treated area for at least 6 hours after the procedure.