What to Expect After Your PRP for Hair Loss Treatment

PRP for Hair Loss Treatment Services

What to Expect After Your PRP for Hair Loss Treatment

PRP for hair loss is a common nonsurgical treatment for hair loss. It involves administering PRP injections which is a process of injecting platelets that have been extracted from the patient’s blood. PRP therapy for hair loss is preferred because it is considered less invasive as compared to hair transplantation surgery. Doctors think that PRP restoration stimulates the follicles and slackens the pace of hair loss. In some cases, it also helps in the regrowth of hair.

How Do Platelets Help in Hair Growth 

Platelets contain growth factors. These are proteins that fuel tissue rejuvenation as well as healing systems. Platelets are present in the plasma of the blood which also contains WBCs and RBCs. Some studies have also gone on to state that PRP helps in enhancing stem proliferation for aiding in healing. During the process, doctors separate platelets from the plasma and process them for a concentrated impact on growth factors. 

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What Happens After PRP Hair Treatment?

Considering that PRP injections contain platelets from the same blood, the side effects are few and far between. However, there could be some minor side effects stemming from the injection or micro-needling. The common ones include bruising, irritation, redness, swelling, itching, and similar kinds of inflammatory responses. 

Patients might also experience a mild headache that lingers on for a couple of days to a maximum and goes away on its own. Serious side effects are relatively uncommon after a PRP procedure. However, if there is any alarming consequence like uncontrolled bleeding, intense pain, or high-grade swelling at the site of injections, it is always advisable to seek medical intervention. 

Precautions Needed after PRP Treatment?

Owing to the bruises and mild inflammation on the scalp post-PRP treatment, the following precautions are needed:

1. The scalp needs to be kept dry. Therefore, activities like swimming are ruled out. Head baths are also ruled out for the first couple of days.

2. Intense exercises that would cause profuse sweating should be avoided during the first couple of days.

3. No cosmetic application is allowed on the scalp before the wounds heal completely. So, you should not oil your hair, apply potions or shampoos, or any such concoction. 

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Minimising Risks 

The incidence of side effects post treatments depends on a number of factors. The most important one is to choose your treatment provider carefully. An experienced service provider makes sure there are minimal side effects. 

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