PRP Hair Loss Treatment



Hair loss is a common problem among men and women. Hair loss is considered a biological and hereditary problem. Sometimes it is considered to be treated only by surgical hair transplant. But nowadays, certain methods allow the treatment of hair loss problems less invasively and more naturally.

The natural methods robust the growth of hairs in the affected area. PRP treatment is one of the methods to restore hair growth. The treatment is generally used in the case of androgenic alopecia. It is the condition of the shrinking and thinning of hair follicles.

What is PRP restoration?

PRP is a simple technique that stands for Platelet-rich plasma. The procedure includes using the patient’s cells to enhance the healing process. The treatment involves a substance that is rich in platelets and growth factors.

The platelets and growth factors can form clots and trigger cell reproduction. The growth factors also stimulate the regeneration of tissues, and they can heal the treated area. The PRP technique also helps in wound healing in trauma and joint injury.

The technique includes the centrifugation of blood. The centrifugation of blood separates the plasma from the blood. The slightly yellowish-colored substance, platelets, stimulates the action of growth factors.

The procedure of PRP treatment

PRP is a three-step technique that requires three treatments for 4-6 weeks. After that, it requires repeating every 4-6 months to maintain the results.

Step 1

  • Blood is drawn from your arm
  • Put the blood into a centrifuge
  • The centrifuge is the machine that spins and separates blood plasma into desired densities.

Step 2

The centrifuge separates your blood into three layers after about 10 minutes.

  • Platelet-poor plasma
  • Platelet-rich plasma
  • Red blood cells

Step 3

  • Taking the platelet-rich plasma in the syringe.
  • The surgeon then injects the plasma into the scalp area to increase the growth of hairs.

Risk factors for PRP therapy

Before opting for the procedure, your doctor must know all the medication history. because the certain medication can cause negative effects on PRP for hair loss:

  • If you are on blood thinners
  • If you are a heavy smoker
  • If you have a history of drug misuse
  • If you are addicted to alcohol

You are not considered suitable for treatment if you diagnosed with

  • Cancer
  • Chronic liver diseases
  • Severe skin disease
  • Acute or chronic infection
  • Sepsis
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Hypofibrinogenemia
  • Systemic disorders
  • Platelet dysfunction syndrome
  • Low platelet count
  • Thyroid disease

Clinical significance of PRP

The studies show that the treatment is safe and effective for hair loss problems. Most people undergo this procedure and get satisfactory improvements. The treatment provides thickness, fullness, growth, and strength to the hairs.

Before recommending the PRP treatment to the patient, the doctor performs certain medical examinations. It is important to confirm that the hair follicles will be receptive to the PRP actions.

According to the studies, it is the most successful non-surgical method to treat hair loss. The procedure increases the duration of the growth phase of hair. It reduces hair fall and reverses thinning of hairs. The result of the studies showed a 27.5% to 31.3% increase in hair growth and diameter, respectively. The study includes affected women who received PRP injection on one side of the skin of the scalp. And the other side is administered through a placebo drug. The PRP shows marked development and growth in that area.

Cost of treatment in India

The average cost of the treatment ranges from Rs 4500 to Rs 15000 per session. The cost of the treatment depends on certain factors, including :

  • Quality of the equipment used in the procedure
  • Requirement of number of sessions
  • Your geographic location
  • Any addition of nutrition components

Use of PRP in other treatments

  • Tendon, ligament, muscle, and joint injuries
  • Healing after surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Skin rejuvenation


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Dr. Navjot Singh Arora

MBBS, MD – Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy