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A three-step medical process in which an individual’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma). Few medical communities think that PRP triggers natural hair growth and maintains it by increasing hair supply to the hair follicles and hence increases the thickness of the hair shaft. This process can also be combined with other hair rejuvenating techniques such as hair loss procedures or medications.
There are 3 steps involved in PRP therapy that can be carried out 4-6 weeks apart:
As the blood is injected into one's own scalp, chances for side effects are less. However, few of the side effects are:
If the patient is suffering from any of the following conditions, then PRP Therapy can be contraindicated:
However, apart from the above conditions, if the patient is on blood thinners or a heavy smoker or has a history of alcoholism or drug abuse, he/she is not an ideal candidate for PRP Therapy.