In this day and age, hair loss has become a sort of taboo topic. You will find yourself being mentally grouped into the “killjoy” or “oldie” categories if you are open about your hair loss struggles. Because this filter-loving generation is all about effortless beauty and is obsessed with the “I woke up like this” trend. In reality, the uncomfortable truth is that beauty does take effort. And styling is often one of the main culprits when it comes to hair loss and it brings bucketloads of stress with it. And understandably so, since for many people, hair is a part of their identity, and watching bald spots appear on their head or finding their hairline receding can be a traumatizing experience.
Hair PRP is essentially a solution to this struggle and this treatment is especially welcome in this post-covid era where stress-related hair fall is high and people are looking for a natural cure with no side effects.
What is the PRP hair treatment?
PRP stands for Platelet-rich plasma which is basically what is left behind when you filter out red cells from a sample of blood through centrifuge. Platelets are just golden for growth and amplify the body’s natural repair system- stimulating new skin cell growth. They are often used in medicines to treat arthritis patients and also act as aids in anti-aging treatments. When injected into the scalp, they help with hair growth.
How PRP works is by taking a sample of your blood, and spinning it in a centrifuge. This separates red cells so you’re left behind with plasma that is rich in platelets. When injected directly into the scalp, targeting the hair follicles. The process is precise as injections need to be made at every half-inch distance over all the affected areas. But the entire process takes only half an hour. This platelet-rich plasma is infused into the skin through dermarollers, derma pens or micro-needling. The needles essentially make micro channels into the affected area that let the topically applied plasma seep into the scalp for maximum absorption.
There are no real risks in this process. It may hurt a little if your scalp is sensitive. A panadol or numbing sprays may be given by the doctor to those with a low pain threshold. The downtime of a hair PRP session is also minimal a couple of days at most.
Who It Works For
The treatment is most suitable for patients with genetic alopecia which causes hair loss at the top of the head for men and hair thinning for women. Typically anyone with hair loss problems can benefit from it. But the best candidates for mesotherapy for hair are those in the early throes of the issue since they respond the fastest to the treatment. A protective serum will need to be added to your hair care routine. You’ll also need to avoid alpha and beta hydroxy acids. It is also advisable to discontinue using fragranced products till the treatment is over. The PRP treatment is safe for almost everyone, except those diagnosed with any scalp condition like psoriasis.
I myself did get a few PRP treatments though my hair loss was mild. I was initially worried about this hair prp treatment price. But I have to say the results are noticeable and commendable and quite worth it. But they’re not immediate. The growth peaks after about two to three sessions and if you patiently attend a session every month. There’s a good chance you will be cured of your hair loss within a year and will be able to enjoy your new healthy hair. That said, this estimate is very tentative and varies from person to person and scalp to scalp.
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Personally, I’ve always enjoyed my experience at Cutera Aesthetics. They have fully qualified trained professionals with exemplary repute and experience preceding them. The staff doesn’t just perform a service. Instead, they understand that it is their responsibility to ensure that each customer enjoys their experience and is happy with the results. Their PRP treatment is a trusted one that really helps you free yourself from the stress of hair loss. Bonus: your first consultation at Cutera is free!