PRP THERAPY AT MEDIMAKEOVERS BY DR.SURUCHI PURI
Hair fall or loss is a multifactorial problem where hereditary along with environmental factors and diet play an important role. Iron deficiency along with essential things like biotin, vitamin A along with other nutrients have a major role to play. Serums, tablets along with specified shampoos and conditioners can also help. Most of the time, this loss is progressive and may take 4-6 months to respond to treatment.Sooner the treatment is started better are the results. Though it's important to understand that some alopecia problems may not respond to best of the treatment modalities. So it's important to consult a good dermatologist on time. Mesotherapy and PRP are promising therapies which can be tried. All these treatments definitely need maintenance sessions along with local lotions application under the supervision of a dermatologist. Patients need multiple sessions for better outcome along with medical analysis.One can take biotin tablets along with Vitamin A rich diet and lots of red wine grapes with seeds.
Dr.Suruchi Puri At MEDIMAKEOVERS was the pioneer to do her thesis on drug therapy for hair loss in India which was interviewed on "Aaj Tak "news channel and was also published in 2002 and from that time has many satisfied patients for treatment of hair loss through non surgical means like Mesotherapy or Bio hair treatment and PRP treatment .Dr.Suruchi Puri was associated with Femina Miss. India Panel and guided the participants for their hair care regime and treatment.
PRP or platelet-rich plasma is your own blood plasma which contains platelets in the concentration of 4 to 6 times or more than the concentration of platelets that are normally present in the circulating blood or blood circulation. The importance of PRP is that it has a combination of various growth factors which are platelet derived.It has PDGF ie Platelet-derived growth factor, VEHF ie Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, TGF ie Transforming Growth Factor and also has other useful bioactive proteins which are especially useful and beneficial for wound healing and Hair loss therapy.PRP Technique is also used to treat wound ulcers because of its potential to heal tissue without any side effects. Nowadays PRP is used extensively in Male androgenetic alopecia and female pattern hair loss.It is useful in diffused hair loss patterns where limited surgical options are there and for people who don't have bald areas but thinning of hair and thus is a very good technique for hair loss in young people as it helps in regaining new hair and also prevents further hair loss.
Our blood is composed of RBC Red Blood Cells, Platelets, WBC ie White Blood Cells and the Plasma.Platelets act as the first step in coagulation in case of any wound.
PRP results may vary from patients to patients and from Doctor to doctor depending upon how the PRP is made. Ideally, if you are able to concentrate PRP to a level of 4-5 times the blood level of platelets, the expected results are good in most of the cases if done by an experienced dermatologist. Platelets ideally should be concentrated in the house and injected immediately with aseptic precautions and at a particular level and quantity for better results. Ideally, it should be done by dermatologist himself or herself without relying on technicians /nurses for best results. We as the pioneer in hair loss treatment would suggest you have all this in mind before you go for treatment for hair loss or hair fall. Of course, some persistent effort by the patient and its importance in final result cannot be ruled out. All centers have their own protocols for the technique but the best results are obtained by the technique which keeps platelets in the solution in their viable form.
We have the latest automated technology which is virtually painless for Injection. PRP treatment thus can be done in a very comfortable way with this latest technique. We would try to satisfy your concern as far as possible. PRP can be done for both females and males and at any age after 18 years. Of course, sooner it's started better is the outcome. Maintenance sessions are required and interval may vary from patient to patient as hair loss issue is a continuing process and thus patient may need multiple touch-up sessions. Most of the patients see a reversal in hair fall if villus ie thin hair are there when treatment is started and they grow and get transformed into Terminal thick and strong hair which tend to be more resistant to hair fall.
At MediMakeovers headed by Dr. Suruchi Puri, we follow a two-step centrifugation technique also called as double centrifugation process. This helps us to get an optimal concentration of Platelet Derived Growth Factors and an optimal PRP solution which can be used to initiate hair loss treatment.
PRP can be started even at first consultation with the Dermatologist. The next 2-3. Treatment sessions are given 4-6 weeks apart or as suggested by the Dermatologist for your case.The treatment session lasts approximately 1-2 hours and in some patients who are uncomfortable with injections of PRP, Local anesthesia may be administered.We can also modify the treatment schedule based on the response to PRP Therapy. The PRP solution is to be injected at the right depth for best possible results and a Dermatologist should have a thorough experience in this regard.
PRP is known to initiate dermal papillae to produce growth in dormant hair follicles and may initiate some new follicles. PRP helps in reversing villus Hair to terminal Hair which are resistant to fall and can grow better and cover the bald area and are more resistant to fall.
PRP injections are concentrated platelets which are activated just prior to injections so as to have maximum benefits when the platelets release growth factors.
Surely this technique needs experience and dedication and constant research which is really a part of our clinical practice and the results can be appreciated by the patients who have undergone this therapy at our center.
Though hair fall is a continuous process and requires proper treatment and follow up and thus patient"s support and home care is also very important to get best results.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Ans. The application of PRP causes miniaturized (thin) hair follicles to become healthier & larger , producing more robust hair growth. PRP activates follicular progenitor cells & PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis & localized cell growth.
Ans. PRP therapy is a versatile tool in the treatment of hair loss from a number of causes including : ...
1. Male Pattern Hair Loss - especially in the early stages of balding or anytime there is a lot of miniaturized hair on the scalp. ...
2. Female Pattern Hair Loss - at all stages of hair loss. ...
3. Hypotrichosis of the eyebrows or beard. ...
4. Alopecia Areata , Alopecia Totalis. ...
5. Metabolic causes of the hair loss – iron deficiency & medication induced hair loss.
Ans. It requires 1 to one & half hour to complete the procedure.
Ans. After withdrawing few ml of your blood, it is processed via series of steps to produce the PRP .The PRP is then administered via a series of tiny injections / micro needling over the full scalp or in a localized treatment area such as the eyebrows & beard.
Ans. The procedure is quite comfortable as it is done after topical / local anesthesia.
Ans. The recovery from PRP therapy is typically uneventful with minimal or no downtime.
Ans. New hair growth can be expected as early as 2 months but is typically evident between 5-8 months & will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.
Ans. PRP is being successfully combined with other hair loss treatment procedures such as Mesotherapy , Derma rollers & even Hair Transplant.