Platelet Rich Plasma or also known as PRP is a substance used to promote healing in the injected area. Plasma is a component of blood that contains factors such as proteins which are very important in blood clots as well as the growth of cells. The PRP is produced from the blood of a person. The procedure is a new one and it helps the body in making new cells or speeds up the healing. PRP treatment for hair loss in Dubai is a very effective technique to increase the density of hair.
How does the PRP work for Hair Loss?
Platelets are blood cells and play many roles in a person’s body. The first role of platelets is to clot blood. After a cut, they help in stopping the bleeding. They also contain proteins and these proteins are used to heal the wound.
Due to these characteristics of platelets researchers theorized that if the area with high tissue damage or inflation is injected with a high amount of platelet then it will help in healing the wound.
The Process of PRP injection
The steps followed for the preparation of PRP injection for hair loss are the following:
In this procedure, a doctor or health care professional will draw the blood from your body. The amount of blood taken will depend upon the use and need for PRP injection. The amount of blood taken will also depend on the area where it would be used.
After that, the blood is placed into a centrifuge which is a machine that rotates very quickly. This quick rotation causes the blood to separate into a different layer. The separation takes 15 minutes to be completed.
The doctor or specialist will take the separated plasma and prepare it to be injected in the area of treatment.
Imaging instrument such as ultrasound is also used so that they could identify the precise location for injection. After identifying the exact location PRP will be injected into it.
Recovery Time of PRP
PRP is an outpatient procedure and most people can return to their daily activity after the procedure. The PRP injection is used to promote the growth of cells and healing. You might notice the difference right after the procedure. After the procedure, you will see faster hair growth compared to your hair growth before the surgery.
PRP Treatment is a very effective technique for hair loss. If it is injected into the scalp of a person then it can greatly increase the hair density of that person. The blood used in the procedure is taken from the patient’s own body so there are no lasting side effects of the procedure.
Hair Transplant Procedure
A hair transplant is the same as a scalp hair transplant and there is a small difference between the two. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia same as scalp hair transplant. The procedure generally takes 2 to 6 hours and depends on the number of hairs being transplanted. The hair could be either harvested through FUT or FUE and the choice will depend upon the patient’s desires with a doctor’s consent. The transplanted hairs will be taken from the back or side of the scalp or sides of the scalp.
During the procedure of hair loss, the surgeon will choose the donor site with a high resemblance to the facial hairs so that they could blend in with the facial hair and look natural. The hairs transplanted through this procedure are permanent and when performed by a skilled surgeon the colour of hair will look visually the same. The hair that you get as a result would be totally natural and you can do whatever you want with them and can even shave them.
The procedure in itself is basically painless and there is only little discomfort involved after the procedure. During the first five days after your surgery, you need to keep your hair dry. One day after your procedures you can return to non-strenuous activities. The doctor will advise you to avoid touching the area of transplant so that the hair follicle could take root and rest in their new location to make sure that blood flow to them is not uninterrupted and they are not disturbed. The hair transplanted during the procedure will fall after two weeks and growth of new hairs will start to grow three months after the procedure.
In the case of a scalp hair transplant procedure, if a person doesn’t have hair on the back of the scalp then hairs are harvested from the beard and are transplanted in the scalp. Some patient has a condition known as Alopecia Universalis in which there are no hairs on any part of the body besides the scalp. In which case hair can be harvested from the scalp and transplanted but not the other way around.