PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is newly introduced non-surgical and safe revolutionary medical concept of skin rejuvenation and hair loss treatment that uses the natural, healing components of the body with proven amazing results and promising treatment option for facial rejuvenation and Hair Regrowth.
It is normally referred to as 'Vampire' or 'Dracula' therapy; since it involves the blood being taken from patient's own body, processed and then re-injected directly back into patient's own skin.
It is a hassle-free procedure which normally takes around 60 minutes. PRP treatment has no down time.
PRP is normally done at a gap of 4 weeks. Visible difference in the treated areas is seen after 3 to 4 sittings. The number sittings required is based on the area to be treated and the concern for which PRP is used.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma which as three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. It interact with local cells for tissue regeneration and collagen growth as PRP is rich in many growth factors like PDGF (Platelet Derived Growth Factor), TGF-B (transforming growth factor-beta), VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor), FGF (Fibroblast Growth Factor) and EGF (Epithelial Growth Factor).
This results in the thicker dermis, softer wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture by reducing the wrinkles and fine lines from the face and neck ensuring a youthful, glowing and tightened skin.
PRP therapy for hair loss involves using patients own blood for hair regrowth. In this process, platelet rich plasma (PRP) is derived from the patient’s blood and injected into the scalp. PRP contains essential growth factors which stimulate natural hair growth. PRP treatment can also be combined with hair transplant surgery, micro needling, or medications such as DHT inhibitors and Minoxidil on the recommendation of the doctor.
Earlier PRP was limited to orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and re-constructive surgery, but today its benefits are extended to other fields of medicine like dermatology, skin wound healing and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam in RADIANCE has implemented PRP on many patients in the last 8 years with effective long lasting results.
Authored By Dr.Senthil Sivaprakasam - Dermatology MBBS MD, Chennai